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?

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?

Bits of Psychology – rumination and its consequences.

  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[1]. It’s getting stuck thinking about everything that … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – rumination and its consequences.