Around 18 million US citizens suffer from stress, depression and anxiety every
year and for many of them, understanding why they endure the torment is
difficult to establish. This is because of the many “magic bullet myths”
associated with these problems. Here are five self help steps that will bring
rapid depression, anxiety and stress relief along with the root cause as to why
stress, anxiety and depression arise.
1. Chemical imbalances within the brain. This is a theory with no proven clinical
evidence to support it. The theory alleges that low levels of certain
neurotransmitters in the brain cause people to suffer from anxiety, stress or
depression. Drug therapy is used to treat the imbalance. But there is no test to
establish levels of these chemicals before patients are prescribed drugs and
therefore, no way of knowing which chemicals are depleted and which ones
aren’t. So there’s no way of measuring success either. Another issue: Over
seventy percent of people who stop taking antidepressants enter into second
and further episodes of stress, anxiety or depression. For another one third, they
are totally ineffective. But if chemical imbalances haven’t been proven to cause
these problems, why are they being treated?
2. Nutritionally deficient diet, either not eating enough fresh food or eating way
too much junk food. There are many people throughout the world who don’t eat
a good diet. Most of our forefathers would’ve struggled to eat the recommended
5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Does this mean all of these people
suffered from stress, depression or anxiety? Highly unlikely. And I know people
whose diet is largely junk and they don’t suffer from stress, depression or anxiety.
Also, does it mean that everybody who eats a nutritionally sound diet won’t suffer
from these problems? Again, and I include myself in this, there are people who
eat a balanced, nutritionally sound diet but suffer from stress, depression or
3. Toxins. The premise here is that as our air is polluted, containing harmful,
poisonous or toxic chemicals, the air we breathe is causing more and more people
to enter into stressful or depressive episodes. If that is the case, then everybody
who lives in a modern city – New York, LA, Tokyo, Athens, Paris, London,
Mexico City, Rome, Berlin, Chicago, Moscow, etc. – must all be enduring the misery
of mental torment because each of them breathe the same polluted air. Is this so?
Of course not. And by the same rule, does it mean that if you live outside polluted
cities, in coastal towns or villages in the beautiful countryside etc. – then you’re
immune from mental trauma? Certainly it does not.
4. Trauma. This means that if you encounter a traumatic event, say death of a loved
one, or moving home or relationship breakdown for example, such an event can
cause stress, depression or anxiety. But such events happen to every human being
and not all of them become depressed. This means that events cannot cause these
problems, but the way we respond to them can.
5. Genetics. If your parents suffered these problems, you will too. This does hold a
little truth. Because while there is no genetic link to these problems, you can learn
the modes of behavior that cause these problems from them throughout childhood.
So, if your parents reacted to events in their lives that caused them to be stressed,
depressed or anxious, you will learn them too. The good news is that just as you
learned them you can unlearn them.
The problem with all of the above is that they shift focus from outside yourself to
try and find a “magic bullet” (drugs, diet, events, genetics, toxins) when the
answer to them lies within yourself. None of the above can cause depression and
therefore, you cannot find a cure by addressing them. The best self help for
depression, stress and anxiety is done by treating the root cause and that root
cause lies in the way you make sense out of everything in your life.
Once the root cause has been successfully addressed using a combination of
knowledge, understanding and personal skills, stress, depression and anxiety will
never cause you anguish ever again.
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Former anxiety sufferer Chris Green is the author of “Conquering Stress”, the
internationally acclaimed anxiety, stress and depression self help book that will
show you how to permanently conquer stress, depression and anxiety without
taking powerful drugs. For more info, click here => http://www.conqueringstress.com