Humanity the world over are exposed to so many vagaries of life, some are pleasant, and some are not pleasant at all. The ones that are not pleasant are the ones we consider to be negative to our well beings. Now, just I used to say and still believe every person’s level of patience or endurance is very elastic. You cannot measure yours with mine; neither will it be proper for me to measure the other people with mine. When this negative occurrence comes up, it most often leads tosadness and may subsequently lead to depression. If not properly handled, it will result in an addiction.

Depression can be described as that state of mind that makes you feel empty inside of you. This feeling is natural and almost every individual will at one time or the other has it. It is “involution melancholia”. The cause cannot be traced to external factors, which means that its origin cannot be physically established. However, its existence is real, and cannot just be wished away with a mere thought or a wave of hands.

Now, it is important to distinguish between sadness and depression. Sadness cannot be cured, whereas you can cure depression. However, sadness may lead to depression, if in a recurring decimal, a victim always gets into a state of sadness, it may lead to depression and thereafter that person becomes an addict. In considering this difference, it must be a thing that psychiatric doctor should be able to clearly understand. So in the course of prescription, they do not recommend anti-depression for all things.  There are times that a patient will come for consultation, and the recurring discussion that often takes place between patient and doctor could be like the example given below; Patient: - I am depressed!

Doctor: - Here, take this, it is an anti-depression drug. If this trend is allowed to continue, then the patient will be prone to get addicted to self-medication, an act which in itself is an addict. It can be dangerous. In this case, the doctor is strongly advised to ensure that, proper diagnosis is done, and thereafter prescribe relevant drugs. Studies have revealed that anti-depressants can lead to dependency. In cases of dependency, sufferers of depression will under the guise of previous prescription results into the usage of the drug most often. If this is not checked on time, the addict may take the self-medication to an extreme level.

Where there is a continuous usage of the medication, distortion will definitely set in, and the victim may commit involuntary suicide. Doctors whose training background is premised on the use of pharmaceutical drugs are often quick at assuming that all ailments or emotional challenges can treat with an administration of prescription of drugs. This may often be done in a situation whereby and or if the patient reports back that the previously prescribed drugs did not have any positive healing on him. The danger is that the doctor may increase the dosage of the drug that is the antidepressant and or adds mood-stabilizer. All of these actions can make the patient degenerate from depression to becoming an addict.