When someone experiences depression, usually it is because of certain reduced quantities of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

Marina Agafonov, a cognitive therapist at the Serenity Now Wellness Centre explains that neurotransmitters can be described as cars on a busy highway.

Depression however, can be a frequent occurrence or can be one major battle throughout a person’s life. In many cases, depression can be linked with other mental disorders, like bipolar disorder and even fetal alcohol syndrome.

The Calgary Journal investigated mental illness and the alternative treatments used.

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 Hanna Deeves hdeeves@cjournal.ca | Justine Deardoff jdeardoff@cjournal.ca | Katherine Huitema khuiema@cjournal.ca
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