Depression

How does one conquered anxiety and stress 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…

Does depression lead to schizophrenia?

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.Genetic predisposition, as well as the presence of provocative factors play an important role in the process of occurrence of a mental disorder. In this regard, depression and schizophrenia are no exception. Modern…

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 assist someone 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…

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 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…

What is the root of anxiety?

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…

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…

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…