How Does Major Depressive Disorder Differ from Feeling Sad?

Major depressive disorder is much different than feeling sad or just being temporarily depressed about something that’s happened in your life. The main difference between ‘feeling sad’ and depression is that depression doesn’t go away when you wake up. It’s there in the morning, it’s there when you lay down, it’s there all the time — it feels like a gloom that has come over your life and there’s really no reason for it.

Living with Major Depressive Disorder

At The Epigenetics Healing Center we often hear people with major depressive disorder say things like, “I have gratitude for the fact that I have a roof over my head, I love my wife, I love my kids,” and share other things that they still have passion in their lives for. However, they just don’t feel a love for their own life anymore – they still say things like, “I don’t want to be here anymore.”

It’s common to still hold love for the things you do and the ones you love but feel like you’re constantly tired or done. Some other common feelings that you’ll hear from those who have major depressive disorder are:

  • “It’s become hard to concentrate or hold focus.”
  • “I feel like everything is completely hopeless.”
  • “I’m tired all the time, I never have any energy.”
  • “Falling asleep at night is very difficult for me.”
  • “Food seems completely unappetizing to me.” or the complete opposite “I’ve heavily increased how much unhealthy food I’ve been eating.”

Do any of the above statements sound like something you would say on a consistent basis? Then you may have a major depressive disorder and you’ll absolutely want to seek help as soon as possible.

Seek Out Help for Major Depressive Disorder

There’s nothing wrong with asking for help with depression because it has been proven that it is a biochemical disease that you can’t just think you’re way out of. There are many individuals out there who have been trained to help you with your major depressive disorder, Dr. Goodbinder and The Epigenetics Healing Center included.

The most common way individuals are combatting depression in the 21st century is by attempting to tame it neurologically using prescription medicine such as Zoloft or Prozac, two very commonly prescribed depression ‘treatments.’ While Zoloft and Prozac have been known to help in assisting combat depression, it can often lead to some nasty side effects that make people wary to start taking drugs as their form of treatment.

Functional and natural medicine approaches have begun to emerge after recent studies have shown that depression may be an allergic reaction caused by the inflammation in your body and brain. A functional medicine approach is non-invasive and focuses on solving the root cause of your issue and addressing the chemical imbalances instead of using drugs to do the majority of the work. It’s possible to thwart depression with your body’s natural defenses if you have a physician on your side to discover what the root cause was in the first place.

Regardless of which route you choose to go, it’s important that you receive help for your major depressive disorder if you believe that you may have it. Contact the doctor that you trust and start living your best life today!

The Epigenetics Healing Center Can Help

Dr. Goodbinder at The Epigenetics Healing Center is here to find the root cause of your depression. He can help cater a diet plan that works for you and that will combat inflammation from occurring in your body. Stop trying to combat your depression with drugs and solve the issue the natural way.

If you suffer from depression or other chronic illness, Dr. Goodbinder’s program may be the most effective solution you have ever come across. Contact us today!

Dr. G
Dr. G

Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.

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