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Depression feels grey, like you're under a huge dark cloud and heavy, like you are walking around carrying heavy weights. It also brings negative thoughts about yourself, about others, and about your future. Psychologist Aaron Beck called these bleak thoughts the "negative cognitive triad".
If you've been feeling the dark cloud and thinking with the cognitive triad, you're probably not just moody or sad. You're depressed , and you want to find an effective depression treatment that really works, without a lot of side-effects.
Medication sometimes eases depression but risks troubling side effects like foggy thinking, a numb feeling that blocks happiness , loss of sexual interest, and weight gain. Medication for depression can cause you to fall into a deeper and darker whole when you try to stop taking the pills. And while meds can help you to feel better in the short run, they make you more prone to depressive episodes in the future.