The solutions are many ranging from a hard night on the turps at the pup to eating four big mac burgers before lunch. Studies have shown that over 50% of brothel visits by men over 40 are in some ways helping them deal with depression.
Those solutions cause consequences and then we get TV shows like "Biggest Looser" dealing with the side effects. But there is a better way of dealing with Depression and that is to attack it at the cause rather than deal with the effects.
What Causes Depression?
This is not belittling the terrible effects of major depressions because they can be crippling and be sustained chemically.
But if most of the time, if we act on depressions in a healthy way, they don’t last long and can actually be quite beneficial.
Pushing depressions aside - like escaping from them isn’t always ideal. Some more common escape routes from depression are: eating too much, drinking too much, seek sexual favours and even getting all spiritual in an attempt to escape life. But these remedies have serious negative side affects
Discard Cure’s Minor Depressions
High pressure systems in the weather are always balanced by low pressure systems (depressions). Translating that into human language: elation causes depressions.
For example: if we got a bump on the head and forgot everything about the past, we’d have no expectations of the future would we? We’d be here in the moment not knowing what to expect. almost like a new born baby we’d revert to simple needs and instincts. And No Depression could exist because we couldn’t become disappointed.
So, stories and memories create expectations and the more rigid our stories and memories are (divided into “right” and “wrong” - “good and bad”) the more likely we are to get depressed.
The person with the highest expectations has the highest odds of getting depressed and when those expectations relate to emotions, like feeling good, being happy, getting comfort, being accepted .. then the odds of depression are absolutely doubled.
Depressions have stories at their heart. Stories create expectations and when expectations aren’t met, we get depressed. So, by retelling a story we can easily offload or even grow (evolve) as a result of a depression.
The reality is that there are two sides to everything. 100% of depression is based on there being one side. If we expect to meet someone who makes us only happy, we’ll be depressed when we find out they also make us sad. If we expect to have a job where we are only supported by our boss and they do challenge us, we’ll get depressed. If we expect to have success without failure, when failure comes (two sides of success) we’ll get depressed.
Some of these depressions are called disappointments, some are stronger. If we can handle little disappointments they don’t build into big depressions.
Depression stems from self-absorption, the idea that we are right in our expectations of the world. life, relationships, work, health and money. Getting our expectations right is the process of Discard... discarding the illusions and myths that can run our lives and lead to depressions and frustrations.
So, the perfect cure for depression might not be what the patient most wants. Typically, people are attached to their stories, beliefs and expectations. A depressed person will be the most resistant at letting these go. That's where the self-absorption blocks the process of discard. Letting go of the stories and expectations is quite a natural thing for most people but for some, who are as a consequence most vulnerable to depression, those expectations and stories are almost sacred.
DIscard is the first step in the evolutionary cycle. There's an essential requirement for anything to move forward it must let go of the past and that's what the Innerwealth 8 column process helps us achieve. Some people find the process really hard and that's just a perfect indicator for them of why they become so vulnerable to depression.
The good news is that once somebody does the 8 column process to completion once, they find it easy to do again and again and eventually it will be easy and natural. Nobody needs to suffer depression long term if they know this eight column discard process.
THE COST OF DEPRESSION AT WORK IN THE USA
Clinical depression has become one of America's most costly illnesses. Left untreated, depression is as costly as heart disease or AIDS to the US economy, costing over $51 billion in absenteeism from work and lost productivity and $26 billion in direct treatment costsi. Depression tends to affect people in their prime working years and may last a lifetime if untreated. More than 80 percent of people with clinical depression can be successfully treated. With early recognition, intervention, and support, most employees can overcome clinical depression and pick up where they left off.
Know The Facts
- Depression ranks among the top three workplace problems for employee assistance professionals, following only family crisis and stress.
- 3% of total short term disability days are due to depressive disorders and in 76% of those cases, the employee was female.
- In a study of First Chicago Corporations, depressive disorders accounted for more than half of all medical plan dollars paid for mental health problems. The amount for treatment of these claims was close to the amount spent on treatment for heart disease.
- The annual economic cost of depression in 1995 was $600 per depressed worker. Nearly one-third of these costs are for treatment and 72% are costs related to absenteeism and lost productivity at work.
- Almost 15% of those suffering from severe depression will die by suicide.
- Often times a depressed employee will not seek treatment because they fear the affect it will have on their job and they are concerned about confidentiality.
- Many employees are also unaware they have depression or they fear their insurance is inadequate to cover costs.
- Most employers will refer a depressed employee for help if they are aware of the symptoms. 64% of NMHA Survey respondents said they would refer an employee to an EAP health professional vii.
- Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood.
- Sleeping too little, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much.
- Reduced appetite and/or weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain.
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex.
- Restlessness, irritability.
- Persistent physical symptoms that don't respond to treatment (such as headaches, chronic pain or digestive disorders).
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
- Fatigue or loss of energy.
- Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless.
- Thoughts of suicide or death.