Depression

Hypothalamus Depression

Brain is the major part of the body. The emotional and physical activities are known to be controlled by the brain. There are two main parts of the brain. Limbic system and hypothalamus. Hypothalamus is known to control the neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemical substances which take the messages across the body. The body is known to have different reactions for different situations. This versatile reactions are generated in the limbic system. The coordination of limbic system and the hypothalamus is therefore very necessary. If the hypothalamus is not working efficiently then there is a imbalance of neurotransmitters. The effects of imbalance of neurotransmitters are depression and other mental disorders.

Functioning of Hypothalamus in depression

Hypothalamus forms the most important part of the brain. There will be a lot of communication gap between the organs and the brain if hypothalamus is not working properly. This may cause physical illness too and some times this may also result in seizures. One of the biological causes of depression is imbalance of neurotransmitters. In simple words this means your hypothalamus is not working up to the requirement of your body. When the hypothalamus is not working properly then wrong signals are generated and this will lead to misinterpretation between the organs and the perception of the person. This will lead to the person becoming lethargic and slowly becomes depressed. This kind of depression is termed to be hypothalamus depression. This kind of depression becomes very difficult to diagnose too because there is no external stress or pressure the person is facing and this makes it all the more confusing for him.

Causes of Dysfunction of hypothalamus

There are many causes for a person to affect his brain. One of the most common reason is genetic nature of the body. If there is any kind of family background which has already suffered from this problem then the chances of the person not having a proper functioning of hypothalamus is high. Some of the other causes are improper diet, substance abuse, alcohol, learning disability, psychological stress etc. These things will lead to not letting the hypothalamus to not function properly.

Cure for Hypothalamus Depression

As mentioned before, the main workers of the hypothalamus are neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitter are chemicals which carry the message to different parts of the body. There are about 30 different types of neurotransmitters. Some of the most common chemicals which participate in the functioning of hypothalamus are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. When these chemicals are imbalanced then the person is prone to get into depression. To treat this ailment, the body should be supplied with sufficient amount of these chemicals. For this purpose, physicians prescribe antidepressants which can supply these chemicals to the brain. By doing this the functioning of the hypothalamus becomes normal. Even the physical aspects of hypothalamus becomes normal.

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