Depression

How does it seem like to recuperate from anxiety?

Quiet. For the first time in I’m not sure how long, everything felt quiet. All the things that were wrong with life were still wrong, but the nagging “this is all your fault and everyone hates you” was gone. It took a long time to get to that point, though. The best advice I got…

How does one overcome depression and anxiety?

(Edvard Munch Anxiety [1]) I want to answer this from the perspective of C.G. Jung’s depth psychological approach because in my experience, both personal and professional, this way of seeing into anxiety and depression offers not only deep insight into the problem, but also, profound healing. What I mean by healing is that you embrace…

Why is depression an illness?

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…

Depression: why does it never go away?

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.It won’t go away immediately. But it won’t stay with you like this forever too. I have had a long first-hand experience of depression, depressive moods and I have also dealt with my…

Depression or bipolar is worse?

Sane After Bipolar Disorder In the past, most people were under the impression that Bipolar Disorder would be a life long ailment. Often Bipolar Disorder is destructive to relationships, careers, can wreak havoc on family life, and is a potentially fatal disease. According to Edgar Cayce, the Father of Holistic Health, “There are in truth…

When is depression considered severe? – A place to share …

Depression is a progressive illness. There is no demarcation line where one crosses over from being depressed into being severely depressed as depressive symptoms are on a continuum. This is a typical explanation of the journey from feeling depressed to becoming severely depressed. One morning Joe woke up in a bad mood. He didn’t want…

Is depression really an illness? – A place to share …

What is the best way to expand your professional network?Context: I have built networks over the years in academia, the hedge fund space, and Silicon Valley and now working on Lunchclub, a product that lets professionals network from ho(Continue reading)It is not. I have always had a somewhat natural tendency to be sad, since my…

Why is depression considered a mental illness?

What is the best way to expand your professional network?Context: I have built networks over the years in academia, the hedge fund space, and Silicon Valley and now working on Lunchclub, a product that lets professionals network from ho(Continue reading)This one’s pretty simple. Let’s have a list: First off, Depression is understood to have biochemical…

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…