When a loved one is facing depression it not just hard on the person suffering from depression but also for the family and friends. Depression is not an imaginary problem, it’s real. People come out of depression and are fine for a few days but again relapse into depression. Knowing the reasons for this relapse will empower you to get them quickly out of the condition.
The surroundings and the people play an important role in forming the support system for an individual. A person needs the support of his friends and family in a loving and caring manner but when the people who provide this support neglect to care and provide support to the individual with depression, he feels neglected and abandoned. It’s not easy to always be there for another person especially in todays demanding work culture. Each individual has a need for control, safety and purpose. The continuous neglect of these needs from the environment (The environment comprises of the near and dear ones.) causes the depressed individual to keep relapsing.
The environment of the person suffering with depression when filled with toxic people who not only neglect their needs but also make them feel like they are a burden and liability. Instead of being of some help they make them feel that they are being exploited by the individual. He is made to feel guilty of suffering from depression. This not only harms the person but also keeps him depressed for a longer duration. It’s natural to be burned out caring for a sick individual over a long time. The care giver experiences frustration and anger, leading to outbursts. Other than just releasing the pent up frustrations and impatience, it provides no relief. On the contrary it just keeps the depressed individual even more depressed for a longer duration.
Too many responsibilities keeps the depressed person in a state of perianal depression coupled with anxiety over the fulfilling of those responsibilities efficiently. If the responsibilities are too many or too complex then the process of executing them also causes too much of anxiety and stress which further adds to the depression. The feeling it’s too complicated and I won’t be able to execute it”, just magnifies the depression. It makes the person overwhelmed leading to a total burnout. This only worsens the already existing condition.
The care giver serving a person with a long standing and demanding condition over a period of time due to the accumulating stress can suffer from a relapse of depression .
Serving another person with depression over a long period of time by neglecting yourself and continuously serving the needs of the depressed individual eventually takes it’s toll. Getting over worked, getting stressed out with no relaxation can eventually break a person landing him into depression or relapse of depression.
When people suffering from depression have not totally healed from their old hurts and heartbreaks but are in the process of healing, suddenly experience stress due to other reasons or triggers, they tend to get depressed all over again. Depression has triggers that causes the onset of depression like seeing a photo, hearing a particular song, the name of a person etc. Listening to a song or the mention of a name causes them to revisit the associated emotions and experience the negative feelings of the trauma all over again, triggers depression. They are in the process of healing but have not fully healed from the wounds of the traumatic experience. The triggers just make them relive the trauma all over again causing the wounds to get fresh all over again thereby lengthening the time for a total recovery.
People suffering from depression need medication and therapy. Which could be counselling coupled with maybe CBT, REBT, group therapy, psychotherapy. It’s observed that many people opt for only medication or only counselling and dont undergo the whole treatment. Without healing the wounds and modifying the response to the triggers one will keep relapsing into depression again and again. A total holistic treatment will reduce the chances of frequent relapses to a great extent.
It’s well observed that homoeopathy works well with patients suffering from depression. It helps in healing the trauma which may be sometimes difficult to heal even with psychotherapy. It provides a great support to other therapies and aids it’s effectiveness. Homoeopathy strengthens the mind and heals the damage caused due to the negative emotions. It helps to heal past traumas and also helps to deal with fresh traumas more efficiently. It reduces the time to recover. All in all it is very beneficial.
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