People frequently experience depression during the holidays. A person who lives with depression may find that things get worse during the holiday season. On the other hand, it’s possible to go into depression during the holidays even if you don’t typically have it during the rest of the year. There are many reasons that people experience [...]
Depression creates negative thinking patterns. In turn, these patterns reinforce depression. Negative emotions lead to negative thoughts. Then negative thoughts deepen negative emotions. Escaping this cycle requires us to interrupt the ruminating mind. Mindfulness meditation can help by quieting the voice of our inner critic. Hence, we are able to pay attention to things other than those [...]
Finding the right treatment plan for your depression can be difficult. Does it have to involve a little orange pill bottle? Consider various options for treating depression that do not involve medication.
With over three million U.S. cases per year, depression is an unfortunately common mental health disorder. Depression notoriously elicits feelings of distress, worthlessness, extreme sadness—the list goes on and on. One of the reasons that depression is so hard to treat is because, in order to combat it, you have to go against everything your depression is telling you to do. Oftentimes, it can seem like there’s no light at the end of the depression tunnel, which leads many to believe that there’s no way out. The benefit, though, of so many diagnosable cases of depression, is the equal amount of psychological research that accompanies it. Research that has shed light on many unhealthy daily habits.
There are times we may be unable to do even the simplest tasks, struggling to get through the day. Eventually, we may find ourselves feeling completely trapped in persistent negative thoughts, self-loathing, self-blame, and doubts. At that point, profound sadness and hopelessness may set in and have such a heavy grip on us that we might [...]