Month: June 2021

Depression and “brain electricity”

Biochemical disorders at the cellular level also lead to changes in the electrical activity of the brain. It was found that patients with the so-called “melancholy depression” have electrophysiological signs of an increased tone of the parasympathetic system. Outwardly, this manifests itself in dilated pupils, decreased activity of the cardiovascular system, narrowing of the bronchi, increased intestinal activity, the appearance of red spots […]

Does treatment determine the cause of depression?

The question immediately arises, which method of treating depression is considered preferable with the leading influence of one factor or another? The answer can only be given by comprehensive diagnostics . Preliminarily, it can be assumed that with rigid attitudes formed by improper upbringing, false self-esteem, the presence of stress in childhood, a slight severity of depression, various methods of psychotherapy can play a leading role. […]

The difficulties of our life …

Other important social factors contributing to the development of depression are modern urbanization with its unfavorable ecology and avalanches of information flows, increased population migration and even an increase in life expectancy. A chronic stressful situation is very destructive for the body, whether it be incessant conflicts in the family and a tense situation at work, a long loss of earnings and other troubles familiar […]

Which substance is “more important”?

It should be noted that not only specialists showed interest in the action of mediators . At one time, not only in popular literature, but also in magazines and newspapers far from medicine , articles about these mysterious “substances of the soul” were often “skipped “, with the help of which, as it were, one could achieve complete balance and even happiness. In the 70 years of the twentieth century was developed the theory of occurrence of depression, in the framework of which serotonin […]

Are you depressed?

At present, depression is ahead of all other mental disorders in terms of the degree of damage to working capacity and, accordingly, in the proportion of years lost for a full life. A significant proportion of patients with depressive disorders seek help from the general somatic network. Moreover, only in 10-30% of cases, depression is recognized in a timely manner. In this test, the symptoms of depression and the assessment of its severity are […]

Changes in the hormonal system

If the work of brain cells is provided by the action of substances-mediators, then the performance of the physiological functions of the body as a whole is controlled by other biologically active substances, which are called hormones. They are produced by the endocrine glands. With the development of depression , changes in hormonal levels are observed. Although, admittedly, sometimes it is not easy to […]