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?

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.

Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

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 [1].   People feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?