So All Said, What Do You Think Causes Your Depression
Q: For me it feels like a learned behavior...thoughts or patterns I
adopted along the way to defend myself from life's pressures,
strengthened with each uncomfortable encounter or awkward interaction.
I personally think I was born with some bad wiring that exagerated my
distress or degree of despair related to emotionally painful stimuli
and my inappropriate responses reinforced time and again evolved into
depression by my early 20's. So I made a mountain out of a molehill,
a million times, and voila...
A:A strong family history along with childhood trauma started and continued my depression throughout my childhood (from age 4?) and adolescence. Then as an adult, this made me more susceptible to side-effects from high-dose Prednisone treatments, which triggered my current episode about 10 years ago. Now my chemistry's completely screwed up and, after ten years post Prednisone, they say it's not likely I'll fully recover. combination of hereditary predisposition and acquired predisposition during childhood (learned behaviours and "bad wiring" created by abuse at developmental stages). A stress overload, acting on a genetic predisposition. The latter probably means that I now have it for life; that's what all my psychs have said, certainly.
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