A year ago I started to discover some additional or surprising - to me at least - symptoms of depression. When thinking about depression, what does come to mind? Maybe a sad mood, gloomy thoughts or a more introvert life style. So I thought but there was a whole lot more to discover and subsequently … Continue reading Symptoms of depression that will surprise you.
Everybody telling you that life is worthwhile, is living in a parallel universe. They all live in one big lie. For a long time I that believed that everybody and their mother were crazy themselves by being happy or optimistic. I mean, how can you be, just looking at the world as it is and … Continue reading Lies depression told me.
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 to be at … 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?
In my previous post on burnout I’ve described the core symptoms of a burnout and the difference with depression. Burnout is an emotional response which is huge. You ask yourself who you have become, a concept known as depersonalization. Burnout is a very big problem in society overall, it isn’t preserved for certain professions but … Continue reading Burnout in the workplace, an individual problem?