Depression is a serious illness, and even if we don't understand the reasons for it, we must not allow it to consume us in the dark.
Last update: April 11, 2022
It will have happened to everyone to feel sad, down in the dumps and powerless for no apparent reason. Maybe in one's life everything is more or less well, we have a job that allows us to live, a partner, a house, but something is wrong inside. This overwhelming sadness that prevents you from getting out of bed for no apparent reason is known as endogenous depression or melancholy depression.
This depression comes from within, it barely lets you breathe, it makes you feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders and it is very difficult to explain. In the eyes of the people around there is no reason to be like this, yet the individual cannot fight against that feeling that makes him feel exhausted and apathetic.
When the chains that bind to the bed are not seen, when pain pervades the body but there are no wounds to show, it is more difficult for the world to understand.
Depression, however, knows no reasons but guilt, despair and a lack of pleasure or desire to live.
Sadness in the soul may not have an explanation, but that doesn't mean it hurts less. It's an invisible feeling, hard to put into words, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Endogenous depression: pain that is invisible to the eyes, but not to one's being
The pain is invisible to the eye because there are no wounds to explain what it feels like. Sometimes it is even difficult to put it into words.
Depression comes and overwhelms, preventing you from thinking about everything beautiful you have. The world becomes a hostile place and at every step one feels useless.
Nothing can instill hope, all good dissolves like tears in the rain and prevents one from seeing beyond the darkness in which one is immersed. You are powerless and it is difficult to rest because negative thoughts prevent you from falling asleep until late in the morning.
The person thinks that he is useless, good for nothing, that the future is hopeless and that the world is a dark place that constantly threatens to prove how little it is worth.
Sometimes it gets to think of ending all suffering, but you don't have the strength to do it and basically we are aware of the fact that this would not solve anything.
Wrapped in the darkness in which depression plunges me, I become my greatest tyrant. I hate myself and I get hurt.
Strategies for dealing with endogenous depression
It is in our power to get better. Depression prevents you from seeing that you need to ask for help because you have a disease. Just as it prevents you from understanding that, even if extremely difficult, you have to do your part to take care of yourself and start over.
As much as others, with all the love in the world, want to help, the overprotective attitude does more harm than good. No need for phrases and advice "If I were you ..." or "I understand what you are going through, but ...".
You can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone, and sometimes that someone is yourself.
Understanding must be received, not overprotection. An open and empathetic attitude to the feelings of the depressed person, which encourages them to seek professional help.
Depression is a serious illness, and even if we do not understand the reasons for it, we must not allow it to consume us in the dark little by little.
The light does not come through the advice of a friend, but with the right treatment. Depression cannot be cured with pills because it is the result of a combination of genetic, biochemical and psychological factors.
Its treatment, therefore, must involve all the aspects mentioned and for this purpose it must be indicated by a specialized figure.