Teenage Depression: Emotional or Physical?

Finding Answers is like a Maze

Sometimes meditation can seem like a dark maze we are trying to navigate. Use what feels natural to you and just relax.

Depression is like a maze where you just can’t find the exit.

Last blog I told the story of dealing with depression in my teenage years. This time I’m going to explain how I worked my way through it and how this may help you or your child.

Emotional link

While we are at school we are often required to do subjects we have no talent for or no interest in, so it is imperative that teenagers become involved with an activity that brings them joy. I found dance a couple of months before my sixteenth birthday and it certainly dragged me a long way out of the hole of depression, but that was only part of the picture. I continued to silently struggle through my adult years.

Physical link

Depression is mostly looked at from an emotional perspective, but the missing link is often physical. As I explained last time I had many allergies and sensitivities that made the physical aspect of my life extremely difficult. Fortunately, the world has become more  aware of allergies. The medical world is certainly more accommodating when it comes to these problems. However, they only tackle allergies if  physical problems appear.

Emotional Turmoil Can Equal Sensitivities

One of the most valuable lessons I learned along the way was to look at how sensitivities can create nutritional depletion. This affects the nervous system and of course the emotions.  I dealt with this by first being tested for allergies, then I found a good MD who focuses on natural healing. I keep track of the levels of my nutrients bi-yearly. These physical imbalances can also be created by stress, so it is obvious why the teenage years can be the most dangerous when it comes to depression.

Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiencies

Symptoms of deficiency certainly vary, but some of the most common problems are: exhaustion, headaches, restlessness, inability to concentrate, headaches, mood swings and of course depression. My advice to any parent whose child is struggling with these ailments should have their nutrients tested.

You may get some other ideas from these links.

Teenage Depression – Nutritional Testing

Teenage Depression

Dee.

 

 

 

 

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  3. Mary Mary April 16th, 2013 at 9:07 pm 3

    Hi Dee, it seems this is a common problem for many people these days. It is often overlooked even by doctors unfortunately. Then there is the difficulty of dealing with it – if you have it or a loved one has. Even though we are now talking about it more openly, it is still something we prefer not to. Good on you for opening up this very valid discussion. I am with you all the way!






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