Do you know how immobilization is linked to depression? Some people prefer the word 'immobilization' to be the indicator of depression. Sometimes, patients who are suffering from depression prefer to hold on to these feelings as they feel that these feelings are worth having at times.
Immobilization has a long range. It can be total inaction to daily activities or it can be mild indecisiveness and hesitance. Depressed patients often have to undergo this painful transition period as immobilization doesn't allow them to say, feel or do something.
If you are suffering from clinical depression, look no further for a reason to get rid of immobilization. Immobilization hinders your goals. The worst thing is that your loved ones do not understand why you are immobilized. They don't understand why you feel this way! Hence, this leads to the erection of several barriers of communication. You pull yourself further away from your loved ones, depression sinks further into you and this vicious cycle repeats.
For example, you feel very unhappy when you take up a new job - that is accompanied with new responsibilities. You hate your boss and your colleagues because you feel that they aren't accommodating towards your needs. Depression sinks in. You go home and vent your frustration on your kid because you are internally upset. Yelling at your spouse seems common. Sometimes, the entire house is filled with awkward silences because you are simply too depressed. You feel that you can't talk lovingly and bring across the message that things aren't working out.
The moment you can't do something, you are immobilized. And the only way to eliminate immobilization is to cure your depression.