Probably the most overwhelming thing about being depressed is the insufficient energy level. It is almost like if life force was on a dimmer and turned down, so everything seems dark and bleak, and it feels like if it were to be this way for some very long winter on a pole, and that the way back would be too challenging to succeed. A painful and confusing place to be.
Sometimes the reason for feeling like that is of organic nature: one’s body does not produce enough energy and feel good neurotransmitters and hormones due to an illness or a genetic defect. In these cases, keeping replenishing the body with the needed substances in the form of medications might be the right answer. We are referring here to a few percent of all depression cases at the most, though.
The rest, even though they might have identical symptoms of depression, their physiological state is caused by prolonged negative emotional states, originating from some challenging experiences the person has not been able to deal with yet. Resolving the mental and sometimes also a spiritual challenge is almost sure to bring the person back to vitality.
Having said that, to get a depressed person to be motivated enough and having enough energy to participate in therapy, needs whatever boost of energy possible. The good thing is, when the body does more energetic things, like some exercise or other physical activity, the mind is getting more active, too. As challenging as it might feel to a depressed person, every little of it helps and is worthwhile.
In a nutshell, there is a way out of depression and even out of depression medications. Even on the poles end to a winter always comes and new life begins.