Category: Depression

Is depression just mental weakness? Is it the inability to …

Are people who have depression just weak? Wouldn’t strong people just get over it and win the day? Do you have any idea how much strength it takes to keep functioning when you’re suffering from a depressive episode? Yes, it’s a rhetorical question. It’s very likely you’ve never suffered from depression or bipolar disorder. Of…

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How to assist somebody with anxiety

I’ve been recovering from depression for over ten years, now. I’ve been to many support groups with other people with depression, so I’ve talked to hundreds of people with depression. If I can summarize what I’ve learned, it’s that people with depression feel a great deal of shame that they don’t match up to other…

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What are the standard signs of having anxiety?

Here’s a checklist I developed that I really resonate with, and other people have told me they like it too It has 7 ways of looking at the common signs of depression See what you think; Check what you are thinkingIn depression, your thoughts are very negative and self critical They can seem so overwhelming…

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Why is depression a disease?

What is depression? Is it a disease? A mental disorder? Biochemical imbalance? A braindysfunction? A psychological syndrome? An existential or spiritual crisis? Several of my fellow PT bloggers posted on depression recently. I want to discuss depression here as a clinical and forensic psychologist who has been practicing psychotherapy for more than three decades. For…

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What is it like to go through anxiety? How does it feel …

Here is an excerpt from a blog post I wrote about this (which was actually about Aaron Swartz’s suicide). Thought I’d share it here too, just in case it helps anyone. Some of it is a bit off-topic, my apologies. ______________________________________________________________ Like everyone else, I’m very sad to hear about the suicide of Aaron Swartz,…

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What is your depression story?

Okay, I don’t really know how to start this, so I’ll start it by saying I don’t know how to start it. When I was a kid, I had problems with depression. I would get depressed often, sometimes for no reason, other than hating my life. And I was in the kindergarten/ early primary school…

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How to sell depression

It’s seems you are in depression. Depression is not bad but longer depression is bad. You can overcome depression easily. This answer is too long as your depression. Take your time, read my answer. This will help you a lot. Here are nine true stories — and a few tips — from people who overcame…

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Can you die from anxiety?

Many times they commit suicide. The truly tempting thing about suicide is that it’s a solution to pretty much everything. Not a constructive solution or a solution other people want you to use, but still a solution. We can opt out. Once you realize you’re strong enough to end your own life, that knowledge will…

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What is depression?

Depression is the refusal of the mind to change. Depression occurs when something changes over time, and a person remembers a time when all seemed to work easily and smoothly. Suddenly, an object, place or person that person associates with being part of their key to happiness is ripped from them, and the person, longing…

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