Depression is a power-less state in which nothing one does seems to matter anymore.
In extreme cases, there'd be thought or acts of suicide. In less extreme cases, a person is still highly functional. For example, a mom still gets everything done around the house and at work, but there's no joy anymore. Everything is done in a has-to-do, must-do, no-choice-but-do mindset. One gradually becomes a pure victim -- no power, no purpose, no future!
A victim has no power but righteous anger. Quite often a depressed person is super nice until a breaking point, then outburst even violence might ensue.
At Mindfully Centered, we treat depression from all angles. First we'd resolve any known or unknown physical pains like a chronic back pain and a twisted ankle 20 years ago. Then we look at any anger/fear emotional imbalances. There's almost for sure a lot of Sympathy (judgement) in depression. Finally we aim to instill power from inside to restore a sense of Purpose and connection to Loving Kindness.
Postpartum depression can be caused by a combination of birth trauma, lack of emotional support, C-section scar, pain medication, huge swing of hormones, and existing physical/emotional/perspective conditions.
We've been quite successful in treating depression -- mainly because we focus on real actions instead of positive thinking.
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-- John Chu 11/26/2019