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?
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?
As I experienced both burnout and depression I became curious about the difference between the two and decided, like I do, to do some research on my own and intertwine that with my personal experience. This post is a follow up about burnout, which you can find ... to understand the key differences between … Continue reading Burnout versus depression – what is depression?
Yesterday we took a deep dive into what rumination actually is. It is one of the symptoms of depression among other mental illnesses. We defined rumination as a form of perserverative cognition that focuses on negative content, generally past and present, and results in emotional distress. It’s getting stuck thinking about everything that … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – rumination and its consequences.
In 'Bits of Psychology' I explore a concept from the world of psychology. It can be very short, like a dictionary excerpt or a deep dive into a concept like today. Today I'm writing more in depth over something called 'rumination'. Let's see what that is. A general definition tells us the … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – rumination.