This video answers the question: Can I analyze case of Tiffany Whitton?
Support Dr. Grande on Patreon:
Subscribe to the Bella Grande Media Podcast:
Dr. Grande’s book Harm Reduction:
Dr. Grande’s book Psychology of Notorious Serial Killers:
Check out Dr. Grande’s merchandise at:
Depression – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Depression is a common, serious condition that can interfere with your life and cause problems for you and those around you. It can be treated with medication, therapy or both.
Depression can be triggered by many different things, including stress, changes in hormone levels, genetics and medical conditions. A person’s mood may also be affected by chemical changes in the brain called neurotransmitters. Some medications can also cause depression or make it worse.
Symptoms of depression vary from person to person and can be severe or mild. They may include sleep problems, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, changes in appetite or weight, a loss of energy or interest in daily activities, thoughts of death or suicide, and difficulty thinking clearly.
It’s not uncommon for people with depression to have physical symptoms, such as joint pain, back pain or digestive problems. This is because depression can trigger changes in brain chemistry that can cause physical problems.
Treatment for depression includes counseling or psychotherapy, medicines and changes to your lifestyle. These therapies can help you identify and change unhealthy emotions, behaviors and thoughts. They may take weeks, months or even years to work.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most common type of psychotherapy, and it helps you understand how your thoughts and actions affect your mood. During therapy, you’ll learn to identify patterns in your thoughts and behavior that are contributing to your depression.
Medication can help with depression, but it may take time to find the right medication and to get the best results. You can try a variety of antidepressants to find the one that works for you.
Your depression may be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in your brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine. These are produced naturally in your body, but when they are not working properly, you may have depression. It may also be caused by a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or a job loss.
Other factors that can cause depression include a medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. You may have had depression when you were a child or teen, and it’s possible that you will have it again in the future.
The first treatment that you might try is counseling or therapy with a mental health professional. This can include talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or family and couples therapy. It can also involve group or peer support.
You can find support groups for depression online, in your community or through a local group such as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). They provide a place to share experiences and coping strategies with other people who have a similar condition.
Getting help with depression can be difficult, but it’s important to seek help as soon as you notice symptoms. It’s also important to let friends and family know that you’re having a problem, and to let them help you get through it.