[Noisebridge-discuss] [hackerspaces] Please reach out

Koen Martens gmc at sonologic.nl
Thu Nov 24 03:34:59 PST 2011


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On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 01:47:13PM -0800, Felix Sargent wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Will Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > 1) Direct sunlight.
> > 2) 8 hours of sleep.
> > 3) Movement outside.
> > 4) Social interaction.
> > 5) Regular meals.
> > 6) Satisfying work.

These are all very good suggestions, and doing the above will help you feel
better overall.

Yet, there is a chemical process at the heart of depression, the serotonine
balance in the brain is a huge factor in this. I've been depressed ever
since I remembered, even while all of the above were part of my upbringing
for the first decade and some of my life. If you are born with a small
defect in the production or re-uptake of serotonin, you can exercise all
you want: it won't fix the defect.

SSRI medication can help with that in part (always in combination with the
above as far as i'm concerned), even though many in the community are very
eager to bash anti-depressants. It can be a life saver!

- - gmc

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