Although medicine has progressed enormously and the investments are huge, there is still no effective treatment for depression.
We also know that antidepressants do not work as expected, but have a success rate of about 50%. Of those who find help, half of them will relapse, bringing the real recovery rate to 25%. Then there are side effects such as emotional problems, weight gain and sexual dysfunction.
The causes of depression have not been fully elucidated to this day. In some cases, the first depressive episode occurs as a reaction to a negative life event. Later, however, the episodes can be repeated without any apparent cause.
There is an indisputable link between lifestyle and depression. A modern lifestyle makes us sick. If we take care of the way we live, we will immediately see a difference in our mood, physical and mental health and relationships in our lives.
Mild or moderate depressive disorders can only be treated with psychotherapy, but in severe cases, medication is needed.