Can A Bad Environment Hinder The Healing Process Of Depression?

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I want to ask what if two people suffering from depression live in one house where the condition of a person is undergoing treatment while one does not want treatment even does not admit that he suffered from a mental disorder. Is a bad environment can hinder the healing process of people who seek treatment? Please answer. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello mrasyid,


Thank you for the question.

First of all, you should not rush to conclude that someone is depressed, before he is consulted directly to the doctor. Because, not all behaviors that seem distorted can then be categorized as depression. Someone can be said to experience depression when experiencing negative affect, so often moody, sad, cry without cause, blame yourself, lazy to do activities, lazy to get along with others, do not like activities that were previously favored, blame yourself or others, lamenting destiny who happened to him, could even wish to harm himself to end his life. To be classified as depressed, these complaints need to appear persistent for some time to interfere with sufferers in their activities and carry out their daily functions. Is this condition really true that person experienced?


The diagnosis of depression is ideally made directly by a psychiatrist, so it is not only based on observations of lay people around him. If it is true that the person is depressed, then the cure for this condition depends on various factors, including the speed of diagnosis, accuracy of treatment (such as drug administration or psychotherapy), support from the environment (including interactions with family, relatives, or other people around him) , etc. Close contact between fellow sufferers of depression can be something that supports healing, or vice versa. If both patients undergo treatment properly, symptoms can generally be controlled so that contact between the two becomes harmless. In fact, by interacting and understanding with one another, they can feel more understood, easy to open up, not feel judged, and this can be good in supporting the improvement of their illness. But on the contrary, if other depressed sufferers, especially those who are not undergoing treatment, actually affect the way other patients to think and behave, then what happens is the condition worsens. However, whatever the conditions, there must still be supervision from other adults who are healthy in their way of thinking in order to prevent any dangerous actions taken by people with depression, so, it should not only be allowed to interact together for a long time huh ..


For this reason, as we emphasize above, it is a good idea to consult both sufferers with a psychiatrist. That way, it can be identified, whether the condition is true, including depression or not, and if true, then what treatment needs to be done to control and overcome the condition. Early detection and treatment of people with depression can help patients get better faster, and their activities and functions will also recover faster.


Hope this helps ...

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