The Don’t Do s on People with Depression

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Depression is caused by imbalance of brain chemicals (namely serotonin and norepinephrine) which function to control emotion.

Every individual reacts differently to depression treatments. Some will see effectiveness of treatment after a few weeks while other may experience side effects.

While treatment is important, there are several things that family members or friends should remember not to do:

  • Don’t cut off patient from joining a family discussion or matter
  • Don’t blame patient for his/her behavior change.
  • Don’t repeatedly ask patient to be happy.
  • Don’t do each and everything for patient because helping them doing all his/her works is like disapproving his/her abilities.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for help.
  • Don’t let patient makes important decision about his/her life (marriage, divorce, career change or moving out) until they are healthy again.
  • Don’t let patient continue their bad habit during their recovery period.

Give time and chance for people with depression to recover.

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