Okay people seem to be missing the point, almost like not really wanting solutions to why depression happens in the first place. But thinking its a disease of the mind, psychological instead of physiological, that its all just mental, that it happens out of thin air. I would of once been exactly like everyone else, saying take the meds. And they do help, they are designed as a mechanism to stimulate serotonin, except its the wrong approach.
I've been in the deep end more than a decade, tried a variety of anti depress anxiety med in the past, 10+ in fact. What I found is that. I've seen the patterns, short term help yes, long term highly suspicious. If you gotta be on meds for a long time then you got to wonder is it working or is it just stabilizing something that isn't working...
You know that western diets lack magnesium and iodine in our diets and that fluoride does a mickey on your body too right?
It can be stated that in intoxication with fluorine compounds, magnesium plays a protective role by countering and reducing the toxic effects of F-.
Brain cells have more T3 receptors than any other tissues, which means that a proper uptake of thyroid hormone is essential for the brain to work properly. Fluoride is a hormone disruptor. It mimics the action of many water-soluble hormones by interacting with G proteins, which transmit hormonal messages across cell membranes.
Common issues usually have common themes.
That's just a few ideas to consider.