How to Identify Depression Symptoms : How to Understand Depression & Brain Chemistry

Uploaded by expertvillage on 21.01.2008

Hi! I'm Brenda F. Dixon, owner of Life Help Now in Nashville, Tennessee. We're here today
with Expert Village, and our topic today is depression. The causes of depression come
up frequently in my practice. I want to talk a little bit more about these causes. Some
people say that it is genetic, some people say that's environmental, and some people
say that it's imbalance in the chemicals in the brain. It probably could be all 3 of these
total. These brain chemicals; they're linked very much to depression. There's serotonin
and there's like a couple of other technical names for these chemicals, but they're very
much linked to depression. Some people say that they are the cause of it if it get too
low, and some people say it's the result of depression and it gets too low. It's like
chicken and egg kind of thing. You don't know which started where or which started first.
This depression is certainly uncomfortable. That is for sure, so it helps people know
a little bit more about the causes of it. When you look at this depression, you'll begin
to understand a better feel for it when you know more about it.