Everyone gets depressed with their share of sad days for a variety of reasons. For most of us, feeling blue is a temporary state that doesn’t require professional help. If you’re suddenly experiencing unexplainable depression and can’t figure out why, there may be reasons for this happening to you that may come as a surprise. Here are just a few possible reasons that could account for that change of your mood that you just may have overlooked.
Believe it or not, food could have a lot to do with your state of mind. Your choice of foods can affect your brain’s chemistry. Perhaps, your problem is simply eating not enough of the right mood-boosting foods like protein or important nutrients such as foods with B complex vitamins and folic acid. Without enough, memory can suffer and depression can set in or mood swings.
By the same token, you may have started a new diet. If so, your unexplainable depression could be due to missing all the good stuff that you gave up to lose weight. After all, trying to go without that dessert you crave like ice cream, cake, pie, candy, cookies or some salty snacks like greasy potato chips or French fries and resorting to something like a stick of celery, a carrot or a serving of plain Greek yoghurt is no easy task. Depriving yourself of those foods you really want can have a toll and cause resentment that results in unexplainable depression.
Still you also have to take into account another of those six reasons for unexplainable depression is the timing of when you eat. Take this scenario. Your boss may have assigned you to a new project that needs to be completed by a certain date. To do so, you skip your lunch or suddenly been eating several hours later than you normally would. This sounds harmless enough but this new eating pattern could affect your blood sugar levels to drop and cause sadness, fatigue and unexplainable depression. Your fix could be as simple as returning to a normal eating schedule.
Also, have you ever noticed how much cheerier you feel on warm, sunny days compared too cold, dismal ones? Weather and lighting can also play a role in unexplainable depression. Your problem could be helped merely by fooling mother nature with some lighting strategies.
Something else that we can often ignore is our physical health. Maybe you don’t feel well but have been trying to avoid making an appointment with your doctor due to time restraints or expense. However, when you don’t feel good, you naturally can be anxious and depressed. Nonetheless, there was a research study in Norway that showed the relevance between low blood pressure and unexplainable depression. Your unexplainable depression may possibly be solved just having a medical examination and some tests.
What else that can trigger bouts of unexplainable depression is reliving an anniversary of a tragic day in your life. Have you noticed that you feel extra depressed every year on the same day that you may have lost a husband, wife, a child to a best friend to disease, an accident, murder, war or even through divorce? During a rattling time like that, you may find it helpful to spend that day occupied with friends and family doing something together instead of alone with only your sad thoughts as company.
Nothing stated here is meant to diagnose or treat depression, only trained medical professionals can do that. What I am sharing here with just some of the six reasons for unexplainable depression that may surprise you is only meant to give you something to think about.