Sometimes it's because there's something chemically imbalanced, there maybe a thyroid problem and a lot of times if you have checked everything else on the list and you can't figure out why perhaps you're depressed, it's time to go visit a doctor and check the chemicals in your body.
I think it's interesting that women are twice as likely to be clinically depressed as men between puberty and menopause. Before puberty and after menopause they have the same rate of depression as men. What that's telling us is that there is a hormonal thing that's going on there and because women have more of a cycle of hormones, they're more affected by those ups and downs.
This brings a great question up that I hear a lot as a pastor is it wrong for me as a Christian to take medication related to my depression? He's my simplified answer of that so you send me all your emails on this one. If the problem is chemical, the answer may be chemical, in other words if you have a hormonal imbalance, at any particular time in your life to take medicine to balance that out so your hormones are more where God would cause them to be is no more different than taking an aspirin or taking a blood thinner for a heart problem or some of the other medication that you would take.
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