What is difference between, depression and nervous depression?
Nervous depression- is lowering of pressure or lowering and weakening of nervous or mental vitality. Depression- is therefore a general term, used to cover a wide variety of conditions; for example, psycho-asthenia, neurasthenia, obsession, phobia, etc.
- Depression may have, either physiological or mental causes and its effects may be seen, in disorders affecting; both the mind and the body.
- Generally, nervous depression come with in, the field of psychosomatic medicine.
Depression often produces symptoms of-
an obsession of fatigue, the depressed person is lifeless and dull. He often suffers, from insomnia.
- A whole range of, additional symptoms appears; for example, lack of concentration, attention, wandering, chronic indecision, persistent low spirits, hallucinations, scruples, strange sensations in the head, etc.
- Depressed person is dull and lifeless but very often his nervous depression may produce excitement.
Will-power should be an automatic and simple result of, proper functioning of the brain and the body. A human being is intended to act and to use his will, again on condition that his organism, is functioning properly.
- The depressed person would like to act, he wants to do such and such thing. He is spurred on by, the needs of daily life. And yet inspite of his wishes and his responsibilities; he is unable to carry out, the necessary actions.
- He cannot translate, ideas into action. A depressed person sees, a wide variety of possible courses of action; but is unable to follow, any one of them or else he will begin, a whole series of actions; only to abandon them, almost at once.
- There is, thus a real depression, of will power. It is, as though as, will power was broken into many fragments; which are insufficient to, achieve sustained action.
Why or for what reason, for a depressed person, the actions of a daily life; often become mountains, which he has to climb?
This is because he has not got, the energy necessary; to carry out the action. He must therefore, call upon the little strength, which he has left.
- He is caught up in a system, which is based on action, competition, determination, exertion, etc.
- He tries to behave like everyone else. He tries to adapt himself, to the everyone else. He tries to adapt himself, to the demands; which are made on him.
- He hears people telling him that if he does not make any effort and exert his will power; he will never escape, from his depression.
- So, he dreams upon, his last reserves of energy and his depression, only increases.
- He has, of course, a deep rooted feeling of, being misunderstood.