Depression, Abuse & Trauma
We can all sometimes feel down or sad or alternatively happy. However, some people feel genuinely extremely depressed either in reaction to current situational triggers or past root causes such as: abuse, bullying, ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder) . Some people can then fluctuate back up to a very happy, overly optimistic, risk taking manic high, feelings and behaviour; this is bi-polar disorder.
Additionally some people can become depressed without any present or past triggers, this is called clinical depression, and this is due to a lack of the chemical serotonin in the brain. Finally, depression, abuse or trauma can also trigger and create further symptoms and behaviours such as: self-harming, binging, hoarding, alcohol or drug abuse, etc.
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