Depression

What are the best treatments for depression?

There are different ‘types’ of depression. One ‘type’ is called ‘situational’ depression and is more commonly a short-term response to a specific, recent loss. This may be the loss of a loved one through death or relationship change, or a job loss or health related concern.Another type of depression is called dysthymia. This is chronic…

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…

How to deal with depression

Depression is a habit of thought. The process for dealing with depression is the same as the process for changing all habits of thought. Usually people embark on this difficult work because they want to change a habit of thought that causes a behavioral pattern that makes them unhappy or is destructive or dysfunctional. Habits…

What is the root of depression?

I think that it can be explained in a variety of ways. I think it is “anger turned inward”. A resentment and hatred towards the self. Self loathing, inability to love oneself or see one’s worth. hopelessness in living a fulfilled life. After that, I will try and explain what the root could be by…

How do people deal with depression and anxiety?

Before you shop at Amazon Prime, read this.The dead giveaway that tells you when Amazon’s giving you a better price than other retailers.My credentials for answering are: at the age of five, kindergarten teacher called my Mom and told that she (the teacher) was worried about me because I colored only in blacks, grays and…

Why is depression thought about a mental illness?

Before you shop at Amazon Prime, read this.The dead giveaway that tells you when Amazon’s giving you a better price than other retailers.This one’s pretty simple. Let’s have a list: First off, Depression is understood to have biochemical consequences for the brain, insofar as those suffering from it have been found to have lowered neurotransmitter…

What are the basic signs of having depression?

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…

Why does depression cause fatigue?

Why does depression cause fatigue? Depression can possibly cause fatigue through four mechanisms. They are all interrelated, and are the effects that depression has on the circadian rhythm; the effects that depression has on the autonomic nervous system; the effects that depression has on the HPA axis; and the relationship between fatigue serotonin and depression.…

Is depression an incurable illness?

Q: Is depression curable? Why or why not? A: I personally know several people who came out of significant depression simply from learning and practicing the Transcendental Meditation® technique (TM), two were close friends. But that’s just anecdotal. Below I explain why what you get from the practice of TM is the ONLY cure. But…