Student Contributor: Debjani Gupta, B.Sc. 1st Year Biotechnology.
Ever wondered why everything does not work in a way that we think or plan? Why it does affect us so much? The most paramount ground is our fragmentary philosophical sense. We often lack comprehensive relevant thoughts that restrict us from extensive rational thinking. We plan out the events the way that pleases us and then followed by our theory about the sequences of action. All of that happens on a faster time scale, and then it becomes very difficult to judge whether our choice of action is virtual or lack sense.
Our brain cells share different kinds of information using a variety of brain waves, analogous to the way radio stations broadcast on different frequencies. The way we take things inside the brain, it has an adjacent way of publishing it.
Depression, it just a stain that is native to ignorance, preconception, and distress creating a great complication in life and moulding out a state where we often choose to suffer mental agony and undergo adverse stress. It is such a crippling affliction of the nervous system which affects our thinking pattern and how we feel or react to any situation. It is not just only a feeling of dejection but also takes away our will to live. In a way injuring our hypothetical backbone of self-control and resolution towards life. It is just a game played by our nerve cell connection and unfortunately, it wins, but only then when we assist in it. We need to be strong enough to defend ourselves against our uncooperative notions.
“In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you; But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff ’tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn, And such a want-wit sadness makes of me, That I have much ado to know myself.” He says he does not know why he is depressed. This famous quote by William Shakespeare has so relevant in today’s world and even in this 21st century, we are unable or fail to notice our cause of desolation?
Well, when we look through the science behind depression, a chemical imbalance may not be the only reason, rather also the fault in controlling our mood, unshielded genetic problems, medical problems and most importantly stressful pressurized life also play a severe role in the creation of this deadly devil, i.e. depression. Emotions and mood are just like friends in demand and calls each other as a helping hand. Emotions decide our mood and mood decides our state of mind. The mood is typically regulated in brain and research suggests that depression is an impact of mood and that the nerve cells connection and their functioning have a great influence on depression.
Our mental condition gets restricted or compressed just similar to what happens in a computer when a file is compressed and then store. Just like digital compression, when we try to assemble all our memories and thoughts and things happen in life or we try to imagine the upcoming consequences, then that becomes very perplexing and dreadful. A compressed file always has less reach than the details found in the source material.
Brain cells produce an extended degree of neurotransmitters that regulates our sense, memory, and also a fine-tuner regulating our mood. The oversensitive or insensitive receptors adjust the release of neurotransmitters. There is also the influence of genetic and hereditary contribution that causes depression.
But all of it starts when we fail to challenge and confront our own gloomy and contradictory feelings that clench and seize us from all possible ways and snatches all our power and will to defend and fight in such a depressing situation. In these dire circumstances, the most important thing to think about is not to think too much about depression. Feeling depressed before being actually into it, makes oneself more prone and victim to it and imposing a step ahead of it. So, the only way out of this deadly slow-progressing psychological situation is to practice Positive thinking. Now, the most relevant question to us or to everyone what we mean by Positive thinking? It is an attitude to train your mind to develop a positive outlook to any or every kind of problem we face in our daily life, it does not make any difference that whether the situation is favorable or not, but we need to develop our basic thinking in such a way that we can only expect or hope for the betterment and try to focus on the good in any given situation. It has been already proven by several studies that positive thinking plays a crucial role in improving both mental and physical health. We always need to remind ourselves that this situation will no longer stay forever and “this too shall pass”. It is one of the kinds of fight back mechanisms, we need to practice to combat any unpleasant situation, which may be one of the survival strategies for today’s world and we always need to remember this particular famous quote….
“According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.”
and that adaptation is positive thinking in this ever-changing world. It is the best adjustment that one can do in this situation. So, be always positive and think optimistic.
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