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Depression is something that you cannot control. It could start by just saying "today I'm just going to stay in the house and relax, do nothing" and then it goes on and on. For me the difference to know when you are relaxing and depressed are:
1.- You continue giving excuses of why that day you are doing nothing and that ARE DOING NEXT DAY. Next day you don't do it.
2.- it's difficult to believe that you can relax for one week in a row.
Remember that depression usually comes because of high levels of cortisol chase by stress. STRESS is necessary in your body to motivate you to function.
I heard the other day a great story about a glass and its metaphor to stress: the professor asked his students with a glass of water in his hand "how much does this glass weighs?". Students answered 8, 10, 12 16 oz. The professor answered that it's relative "if you hold the glass of water for one minute, is ok; maybe 1 hour is a little bit painful. But if you hold it for one entire day, you arm would be numbed and paralyzed.
I liked the story because it's the same with stress. If you are thinking the whole day about something that causes you stress, it won't let you move and function.
WHAT'S THE IDEA OF THINKING OF SOMETHING THAT YOU CANNOT SOLVE. OR EVEN WORSE, IF YOU CAN SOLVE IT, WHY DON'T YOU SOLVE IT AND STOP THINKING ABOUT IT.
This is easier to say than do it. And more if you in a depression. You need something to help your mind. I could suggest a product that helps tremendously, I would highly suggest to talk to our naturopath or a health practitioner to be certain is the best option for you.
What it is: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter involved in inhibition and stress relief. GABA is sold as a capsule, pill, or powder.
The evidence: Low GABA levels have been linked to depression and anxiety. Although supplement makers claim on their labels that GABA provides “Positive Mood Support” and “Supports a Calm Mood,” there is no evidence that GABA supplements have an effect on depressive symptoms; no studies have been conducted in humans to date.
The evidence for its use in anxiety isnt much stronger. A pair of small studies conducted by a maker of GABA supplements in Japan reported that GABA did have an anti-anxiety effect. In the first study, the researchers found that taking GABA had a relaxing effect on brain waves. In the second, people afraid of heights were asked to walk across a narrow pedestrian bridge after taking GABA or a placebo. The participants who took GABA had lower levels of anxiety (as measured by a stress marker in saliva samples).
The bottom line: A connection between naturally occurring GABA and depression and anxiety has been established. Although prescription medications such as Depakote (an anticonvulsant used to treat bipolar disorder) and benzodiazepines (used to treat anxiety) affect GABA levels, there is very little evidence that commercial GABA supplements impact mood in the same manner.
Information on GABA came from
Great article on supplements that works and some that don't !
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