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How to feel better about yourself if you are depressed
- Author: Srini Pillay, MD,
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This is interesting and raises questions as to variations in the effectiveness of words and treatments on a different personality types and how they best learn. In philosophy the only true learning is self learning. A person must connect what he has learned to himself at some stage so that can figure out what is going on otherwise the person is continually required to be lead without appreciating the benefit. For example I personally am motivated by wisdom but others may be by self affirmation statements and yet others by psychology, others by example eg. AA meetings. This drill down into how people best learn may be helpful in resolving the front and back of the brain interactions?
Interesting topic. I believe depression in many cases are symptoms from either trauma (divorce, death in family, bullying, life threating situations etc.) or lack of sleep (stress related, trauma) or loneliness. There are many reasons to depressions and one need to find/fokus on these causes to treat depression. Treatment then is talk therapy (psychologist), new friends, another job etc.
One need to feel good about oneself. Its complicated and individually what causes depression so treatment needs to be individual. Do you e.g. have acne then it might make one feel bad about himself (self confidence) and its a bad circle (castorolie.dk describes different documented treatment). It’s all about finding the causes to ones problems. E.g. ricinusoil might be a good laxative but if the cause to stomach problems are the lack of drinking water then oil for skin or stomach won’t be any proper treatment.
Sounds like another set of instructions which you acknowledge but it doesn’ t mean that it will actually work, have you done a study comparing this therapy with the cognitive one and the results indicated that this has significantly better results?
The brain distorsion may be an effect of perciving reality in a different way due to a trauma or other vulnerability.
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