Is there hope for depression?

What is hope and is it the same as ambition? Maybe we can discover what hope can mean when we look where it is lacking; in depression. How does hope disappear when dealing with depression?     Existential hope lacks in depression.   A lack of hope isn’t just a symptom of depression, it seems … Continue reading Is there hope for depression?

What is self-compassion?

What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is not very different of feeling compassion towards others. Dr Kristin Neff [1] describes its components.   1. Recognizing suffering. First you need to recognize suffering. This first step is quite difficult for me as I was raised to ‘work through it’ and to ‘keep my chin up’. The question I … Continue reading What is self-compassion?

Are you depressed again? How to spot a relapse.

How can we spot a recurrent depressive episode in Major Depressive Disorder? In this series about recovery we’ve covered the 5 domains of recovery last week. They are managing your symptoms and increasing an active position in the existential, social, functional and physical areas of your life. We can think about recovery in terms of … Continue reading Are you depressed again? How to spot a relapse.