Category Archives: Depression

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142. What is Male Depression Syndrome?

This posting came from StoriedMind, a blog written by John Folk-Williams. David Wexler, a psychotherapist who has written several books about depression in men, describes “male depression syndrome” as consisting of four main patterns. Discontent with Self: Profoundly unhappy with … Continue reading

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141. What Depression is Like – Kinda

I am writing this blog on Friday, November 16. This has been a depressing week, in the general sense of the word, for I have not been depressed in the clinical sense of the word. On Monday, the flu descended … Continue reading

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131. The Six Stages of Depression

There are not clearly defined stages of depression put out by psychological or medical groups, but some experts in the field have developed lists to help them work with those who are depressed or bipolar. Tom Wootton, for example, an … Continue reading

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125. Depression Care Givers

Depression is, to me, the most painful thing that can happen to a person. If you have suffered from major depression, you know what I’m talking about. Depression is also very painful for anyone who lives with a depressed person. … Continue reading

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124. The Lord is My Banner

Jehovah Nissi means “The Lord is my banner.” What a wonderful truth this is. Each day as I go out, I go out under the banner of my Lord. As we are in battle with depression, loneliness, grief, bitterness, loss … Continue reading

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123. The Song of One Depressed

This is a poem I wrote that reflects my experience with major depression. It addresses the Spiritual side of healing. Another day of darkness; No hope but only fear. O, how I miss Your presence, And long to have You … Continue reading

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120. Self-Compassion II

Your self-esteem is the measure of how well you think you are doing. For a person depressed self-esteem is experienced through a black cloud that paints the past, present, and future in a murky shade of grey. The problem is … Continue reading

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115. Never Give In

On October 29, 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave a speech to the students of Harrow School in Great Britain, a school he had attended in his youth. The passage below often comes to mind when one is thinking of … Continue reading

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114. Coping with Stress to Reduce Depression

Stress is bad for you, so bad it can kill you. Studies now reveal that stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to everything from the common cold to cancer. … Continue reading

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113. Dysthymia

Dysthymia is a chronic form of depression milder than major depression.  A person with dysthymia is in a depressed mood most of the day and more days than not over a period of at least two years. There may be … Continue reading

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