Feeling stuck is a type of depressive state that should not be labeled as "depression." Once you allow a doctor to start playing with the "depression" diagnosis you run the risk of having a doctor who will want to prescribe an antidepressant to treat the symptoms. This is entirely not getting to the causes of feeling depression when it manifests as feeling stuck or feeling a lack of motivation or not wanting to do anything.
When you feel like not doing anything or feel like you are stuck, your body is the problem, and your mind follows suit. What you need is the proper physical examination to find out what your body is lacking, or what else it needs. Just because you feel stuck it doesn't mean that your brain is the cause of the problem. In fact, your brain is a receiving station for all the different signals that come from the body. Your body is giving your brain certain signals that make you feel like doing nothing, or feeling stuck. It's your brain's response to your body, it is not your brain causing the problem in the first place.
How can a doctor know what is going on in your body that makes you feel this way? It requires looking at the whole thing; your whole body, not just parts. It requires a doctor who can look at your body holistically. Holistic means including all the parts, not just some. So your doctor must be a holistic specialist in order for him or her to be able to examine you and holistically assess your condition.
Is it Depression?
The problem with the diagnosis of depression is that the causes will be misdiagnosed. If the doctor only focuses on the symptom you are experiencing, the easiest way to change that symptom is by forcing your body to override that symptom with a small amount of a very powerful and toxic substance. That toxic substance is going to block the symptom, but the whole reason the symptom was there in the first place will get brushed under the rug, leaving your underlying condition unchanged (except that you are no longer aware of how you feel).
Treating the symptom is a temporary measure that can be used in rare cases where it is warranted, but the way these types of drugs are prescribed, they are not meant for temporary use, and that is a big problem. Antidepressants and drugs like them are very often addictive. Once the addition takes hold, it becomes extremely difficult to get away from taking addictive antidepressant drugs.
Is There A Cure For Feeling Stuck?
If you define cure as something you take one time and then you're cured. No, there's no cure for feeling stuck or having lack of motivation. But if you are more flexible with your definition of cure and are able to appreciate that rebuilding the deficiencies of the body may take weeks or months, then you could say the answer is yes, there is a cure for lack of motivation and feeling stuck all the time.
Evaluation for Lack of Motivation and Feeling Stuck
The primary thing you need is a licensed practitioner who can evaluate your specific condition, getting to the causes of feeling stuck, and uncovering the hidden biochemistry, neurology and emotional ties. This is not psychology or psychiatry. This is a physical exam for a physical problem that affects your state of being. The underlying problems must be uncovered via a physical exam and addressed naturally, not with temporary-fix addictive drugs.
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In support of your health, Barry J. Lieberman, D.C., A.C.N.
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Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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