It can be a vicious cycle, depression. It goes like this: You’re injured somehow, physically hurting and that hurting is real; and it’s real bad. It goes from an acute stage to linger on and becomes chronic pain. The chronic pain lasts, and it wears on you. Finally, you find your own mind is against you and your in the depth of despair; it’s depression. Once you admit it, you search for the right treatment, which isn’t always easy. Now that you’re being treated, will you always need treatment for both your pain and depression? The easy answer is, I don’t know.
I am a personal believer in the individual trinity. Every person has a body, mind, and soul or spirit (depending on your faith). All three of these are connected, but also independent of each other. So you may always need to have your physical pain treated, but maybe not so for your mental. Don’t forget, there are many people walking around physically healthy, mentally sound, but have a grieving spirit and feel lost. Therefore, you may find that your soul finds new strength and helps to clear your mind of its pain. Maybe, God will see willing to heal your physical pain and you will be free of all pain. The point for me has been: I have a joy that surpasses all understanding; so I no longer battle depression. How about you? Are you afraid that you’ll always be this way? Is your spirit so low you can’t imagine being happy again, or whole? This is obviously the tip of the iceberg, there are many questions out there. We’ll get to them, one by one. For now, do you think you’ll always be depressed?