Studies suggest that psychosocial events (stressors) may play a more significant role in resulting a first episode of Major Depressive Disorder.
The severity of the first Major Depressive Episode appears to predict how persist the Depressive Disorder would be thereafter.
Natural disasters and traumatic experiences are simply put deeply distressing. If or when we have a tendency or give in to a tendency to long for what has been lost, what once was and might never return again or take an extremely long time to rebuild .. then we add stress upon the stress of dealing with the distressing situation
what happens is that we fight with the present because we insist things should be different
what happens is we despair over the future because we have already decided to some measure it is ruined if it is not a continuation from the past we long for
since it is virtually impossible to retrieve that which is lost we fall deeper into fighting the present and so these thoughts and feelings lead to changes in how our body chemistry is operating …
over time if this continues our internal systems or biochemistry changes and we begin to require external help to regulate our general low despondent mood .. which might manifest in lack of desire to come out of bed, sadness, irritability, thoughts and feelings of both hopelessness and worthlessness etc.
and by this time its truly somewhat to a major extent biological and truly the behaviours manifested are not the person’s fault …
yet it all began with the response to a tough tiring draining devastating situation… it began as situational depression
and it is for this reason that it remains imperative that we seek support early personal or professional or both to ensure we are managing our thinking feeling and behaviour tendencies that could cause later long term decreases in our innate internal mental health and wellbeing