Archive for the ‘Article On Depression’ Category

The subject of depression and memory is an interesting one covered a vast range of information. In this informational article titled “Depression and Memory” we will be exploring the basic definition of memory and briefly examining the effects depression may have on both short and long term memory.
According to the American Medical Association “memory is the process by which information, knowledge, and past events are recovered, reproduced, or recalled”. Most research suggests that your memory stores information through associative mechanisms. One hypothesis advances the idea that memories are retained by changes made in nerve tissue in the brain, where they form memory traces with memories being divided into long and short term.
Now let’s move on to how depression can have a devastating affect on ones ability to remember effectively.
When you are down in the dumps it becomes increasing difficult to think clearly. You may be saddled with low self esteem, hopelessness, helplessness, or guilt. Besides feeling less than your best the biologically based condition of depression can wreak havoc on both long and short term memory.
Let’s explore four components of memory and briefly examine how depression and memory are linked:
*Immediate memory: You are feeling depressed while watching TV and that infomercial comes on for that handy dandy apparatus. You frantically dial the number failing to notice that you need to 15 payments of only $ 19.99 rather than one.
This is a symptom of depression and memory in as much as depression reduces your ability to pay attention to important information. Things you normally wouldn’t miss slip right by faster than a race car fan runs to the hot dog stand after number 24 crosses the finish line.
*Working memory: Just before leaving home you have organized a number of work tasks to accomplish once reaching the office. Once getting to the office you couldn’t remember a single one.
Depression gets in the way of your ability to concentrate and hold on to information thus reducing your productivity exponentially.
*Long term memory: Sara is a talented college student who never struggled with grades until her long term boyfriend Gary dumped her for her best friend. Now her grades have plummeted.
Depression makes learning new material much harder. Such mundane tasks as studying for a final can become very challenging and information that used to be memorized in one reading now take three.
*Retrieval: Bob noticed that he needed a few things from the grocery store. He figured that it would be simpler to pick up these 3 items on the way home. After work he stopped at his favorite super store only to have a total memory meltdown, where he couldn’t remember one item little alone three.
Depression makes recalling mental shopping list and dates extremely difficult. It renders previously learned names, faces, and facts inaccessible. Depressive negative thoughts may overrun the brain thus making happy times in your life difficult to recall.
In summary, depression and memory can have a devastating effect both from a person and professional perspective. For this reason many people are considering natural supplements for depression as an affordable way to reduce the symptoms and support both emotional and mental health.

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Dr. David Kuhl talks about work, retirement and older men’s depression.
[Related article: Masculinities, work and retirement among older men who experience depression]

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Jeff Foster talks about seeing depression from an ‘awakened’ perspective. His popular article on depressive breakdown, suicide and spiritual awakening can be found here:

“We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound, and very misunderstood, state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own false story of ourselves. It is an unconscious loss of interest in the second-hand — a longing to ‘die’ to the false…” – Jeff Foster

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Dr. Blaylock talks with Gary Null about Vaccinations and inflammation and Dr. Blaylock’s article titled: Vaccines, Depression and Neurodegeneration After Age 50.

Dr. Blaylock’s article can be read here:-
Vaccines, Depression and Neurodegeneration After Age 50
By Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., CCN

There is a compelling amount of scientific research showing that over-vaccinating especially the elderly and infants is destructive to the brain due to overstimulating the immune system and also due to vaccine ingredients which aggravate the immune system.

It is known that as we get older the immune system begins to overactivate. Pro inflammatory cytokines which cause brain destruction begin to rise over the age of 50. Ages 75-80 they really peak at even higher levels. This is the reason why there are much more cases of diseases among the elderly such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, joint problems, allergic reactions, auto-immune disorders as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as alzheimers and parkinson’s disease.

Chronic inflammation causes an activation of the brain’s special immune system which communicates with the body’s immune system. The brain’s immune system is regulated by microglia cells. These cells are normally in a resting state, but once they become activated they become destructive and secrete inflammatory cytokines and excitotoxins such as glutamate and quinolinic acid. Vaccinations can cause this process to happen, especially among the elderly and young children whose immune system’s are very delicate.

This same process can cause depression. There is a very strong scientific explanation as to why overstimulating the immune system can cause depression. When the microglia is activated, it triggers the secretion of glutamate. Research has shown that major depression is strongly correlated to glutamate levels in the brain. The higher the glutamate the worse the depression.
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Overcoming my shyness, I give my warm up and comments on this one!

Michael Snyder is a lawyer in Washington, DC (District of Criminals) and he is on our side, fighting against the parasites, thieves, liars, war criminals, puppets, stooges, clowns and misfits who went to Washington to get rich, not to represent you.

He uses the metaphor of a pregnant woman and the ‘contractions’ are becoming more frequent! The ‘dam is about to break’. We are seeing cracks and Mr. Snyder hints that Europe is in bad shape too and their dam is going to break. Michael Snyder knows how low oil prices are connected to derivatives and how this will take down all the big banks and Goldman Sachs, but he failed to say why oil prices are low. They are low, because the Saudis lost all their gold to thieves in the USA, who marched into a Swiss bank and took it. This was not on the Nazi Nightly News. I got that from Jim Willie, a PhD in statistics who writes the ‘Hat Trick Letter’ from Costa Rica, because the DHS threatened to kill him, twice. I didn’t know anyone can kill you twice! If the DHS does it right, the first time, once is good enough!