Many people have biological and chemical tendencies for depression, but what can trigger those tendencies? The National Depression Campaign has found that close to 90% of depression cases are prompted by financial problems (http://www.depressionalliance.org/)
Depression is much misinterpreted by the public, and yet it affects as many as 1 in every 5 people, regardless of sex, age, income or color. It is a sickness, like the measles, flu or mumps and can be treated.
Over the past 20 years scientists have been looking at how certain chemicals in the brain can effect the way we are feeling. Changes in the balance of these chemicals can affect a person’s mood.
Serotonin is one of these chemicals; depressed people appear to have low levels of it. Unfortunately, scientists still don’t know what causes serotonin levels to change. The good news, however, is that they have found ways of correcting the imbalance.
Some of the symptoms of depression include:
Being over-sensitive, consistently questioning thoughts and actions, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, suicidal thoughts, delusions/hallucinations, helplessness, hopelessness, useless, inadequate, bad, guilty, self-hatred, self-harm, loss/gain of weight, loss of energy/motivation, loss of sex drive, physical aches and pains.
If you experience some of these symptoms in any combination for more than two weeks, you should consult a health professional.
At PBM we want to remind you that depression is common. It is not a sign of weakness. It is nothing to be ashamed about. It does not mean you are going mad, and it can be treated. We understand the mental hardships of depression and we treat all of our clients with care.
Anytime you feel the pain of your debt, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 1-800-573-1855