Why Depression Makes People Angry, According to Science
It has been determined that depression is not just a mental disorder. New theories and research suggest that gut microbiota imbalance may create many of the conditions associated with depression. Gut microbiotas influence the development of the HPA axis, which regulates the stress response and is involved in cortisol release.
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis) is an interactive neuroendocrine unit comprising of the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands. … The HPA axis plays key roles in basal homeostasis and in the body’s response to stress.
90 to 95 percent of the cells in the gut are microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and so on. A healthy balance of microorganisms is essential for both mental and physical health.
About 85 percent of people experiencing a first episode of depression will relapse within the next 10 years.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is the leading cause of disability globally and, at its worst, can lead to suicide. However, there are effective treatments for depression, including prescription medications and therapy. Common symptoms include:
- A loss of energy
- A change in appetite
- Sleeping more or less
- Reduced concentration
- Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
You might notice that anger isn’t on the list of common depression symptoms, but some sufferers do become angry as part of their disorder. The feeling of solace, failure, inability to “get going” on a daily basis, self-pity and the incapability to clearly see a future without the pains of depression make many suffering from it feel an uncontrollable feeling of anger.
THE ROLE OF ANGER IN DEPRESSION
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been known to be effective in both depression and anger management. Still, it isn’t often used in cases where anger is a symptom of one’s depression. Several clinicians have posed that difficulties in dealing with anger play a role in the onset and persistence of depression, and the illness has been described as a “kind of self-directed anger,” as well as with the whole world. This could be because many people with depression suffer from low self-esteem and poor self-image, and these feelings can lead to a lot of internal anger.
The correct nutrition and supplementation on a daily basis goes a long way towards controlling depression and soothe anger. To compare the “body machine” to an automobile, I’m sure that if the automobile had a brain and could communicate, it would be very angry if it would be fed inferior gasoline, bad oil and water down power steering fluid. The body is made to function properly with the right ingredients, just like a car with the right fluids.
Aside from an actual medical condition that one may have, depression can be easily controlled with the right nutrition and rest.
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