Laughter is also one of the easiest ways to induce endorphin release. It answers why we feel happy when we attend a comedy show or see a humorous movie. So share jokes or funny articles with friends and relatives to boost their endorphin levels. Studies have also shown that dark chocolate and spicy foods cause our brain to release endorphins. Trust me buddy everyone feels happy when something good happens with them and everyone feels unhappy/sad when something bad happens with them. Imagine a scenario in hospital where two patients are having 102° fever but one of them is happy and another is sad because the one who is happy was having 104° a day before whereas another one was totally fit before. So even we feel happy at moments which are not considered as happy moments for the world. So, what should you be doing? For one thing, stop listening to anyone who tries to convince you that you can just make yourself happy — it’s possible that you think that you made yourself depressed — you didn’t, and you won’t make yourself happy by saying the right words, thinking the right thoughts or doing the right dance. You have an illness and though it’s an illness that sometimes corrects itself, it rarely does — usually it requires medical help. The problem is, the medical approach generally consists of “try this” and then when that doesn’t work, it’s “try this, then.” That usually works, eventually, but it doesn’t always and it sometimes takes a fair amount of time.
The best advice I can give you is don’t give up, but don’t hang onto solutions which don’t work for too long. You have to give them a chance, they don’t work overnight, but if there isn’t some sign of improvement after a several weeks or a few months, and your doctor isn’t being responsive about trying different medications, etc., then I would advise you to look for a new doctor. When considering whether to hang onto a doctor, I would suggest that you consider how well they engage with you (if they barely speak to you, show no interest in what you say, definitely move on), be particularly open to doctors who are willing to “think outside the box” — if the usual remedies aren’t working you need someone willing to try the unusual remedies (though keep in mind, there are a massive number of anti-depressants out there and several different categories so you could be trying conventional remedies for some time). Doctors who are clearly intelligent are rarely a bad thing.