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?
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.
Depersonalization is a core symptom of burnout but is also seen in depression as well in other mental disorders. Depersonalization can consist of a detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself . People feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?
When you live a long time with depression it can make you wonder who you are. When depression has his roots in childhood or puberty, there is a good chance that chunks of your personality seem to be missing. Maybe they are there but you don’t know how to reach them and make them more … Continue reading Depression – What happens when you feel better?
It’s been a long time since I’ve updated on my personal mental health journey. After jumping through some hoops in regards to my former work place and finding out how get my legal papers in order to be able to apply for unemployment benefits, I found some rest in my head. Some rest … Continue reading The winding road of therapy – Recovery isn’t lineair.