How to Help a Loved One Who Is Depressed

Talk to different professionals, medical, research, anthropological, biochemical, and psychological, and you’ll get different answers about what causes depression. Even the “chemical imbalance” theory is suspect, although it’s the most common, because research now shows that brain chemistry can be influenced by changing thinking, behavior and self-awareness; which makes it a “which comes first” question. It’s very common for people to say they are “depressed” when they’re overwhelmed or upset, but true clinical depression is a different condition.