Post by Susan Peabody on Mar 8, 2009 12:13:35 GMT -8
Depression acts like a wet blanket smothering the desire to change. It makes people tired and apathetic. It saps them of enthusiasm and the energy they need to change. You might say depression is like a thief in the night. When you wake up in the morning you have been robbed of the desire to do anything but the mandatory and routine things you need to do to survive.
Clinical (biological) depression is a chemical disorder and can often be corrected with antidepressants. Emotional depression often needs talk therapy or a dose of cognitive therapy, which is outlined in Dr. Burn’s book, Feeling Good.
Depression has to be dealt with. Even more than fear, denial, or low self-esteem, it can pin us to the ground and make it impossible to change.