As with all current psychiatry, scientists are looking only within the mind as the cause of mental suffering.

Depression has very little to do with a biochemical imbalance or an alteration in the immune system of the patient.

It has everything to do with the thoughts of the patient. 

A depressed patient is talking to themselves (they are in a “thought cycle”) all day long and telling themselves the following statements over and over again:  “I don’t feel well” . “I want to die”, “I hate myself”,  etc….

By staying in this “thought cycle”, they are subconsciously protecting themselves from confronting (feeling within themselves and forgiving within themselves) certain traumatic events that they may have experienced earlier in life. 

These events can date back to their very earliest memories as a child.

The patient’s mind will continue in this cycling pattern of thinking in order to protect themselves from re-experiencing the trauma. 

The psychiatric drugs are numbing the patient’s repetitive thoughts.

The best way to break this cyclic thought process of the mind is for the patient to “go back within themselves” and confront the very situation that they are trying to avoid. 

They must feel again.

This is going to the etiology of the problem. 

If their feelings are never confronted or experienced, they will not begin to heal. 

If they never forgive those that they have perceived to have wronged them or forgive themselves for what they perceive they have done wrong in their lives, they will not begin to heal.

By “avoiding themselves”, they will likely spend the remainder of their lives talking to themselves (thinking) about their problems, talking about their problems to other people (doctors included) or taking drugs or alcohol to numb their mind.

It is also important to note that the scientists studying depression are also subconsciously protecting themselves from confronting their feelings since they are breaking the process of feeling into an intellectual endeavor.