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…

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…

When is depression considered severe?

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…

What are the standard indications 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…

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…

What are the main reasons for anxiety?

The cause of depression is not just chemistry, traumatic events, genetic predisposition, a bad childhood etc., that is why nothing truly works against it, and depression is galloping. I have a totally different take on it. Excuse me the long text, I normally prefer small, simple explanations, however it is important to understand and explore…

Can you die from depression?

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…