Depression

Does depression REALLY get better?

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.Things can and will get better. As someone with over 30 years experience with depression, here are my tips. Step back and look at yourself from the outside, like you are another person.…

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…

Has anyone coped with extreme depression for life?

I had countless depressive episodes. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and plan not to go further in psychotherapy at the moment… I am quite sure I also live with a bunch of other mental illnesses that required medication, currently I don’t have access to these for reasons I wish not to share now,…

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 do we love depression?

What is depression? The opposite of depression is not happiness. In psychology happiness can broadly fit into being described as a mood state , emotion, or feeling . It is not the baseline state of being. It can arise from a positive experience, reflection, be proactively cultivated, or be of random inexplicable happenstance. However the…

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…

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…

Why is anxiety 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…