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. What are the origins of burnout? The term ‘burnout’ in psychology was coined in the ’70 by … Continue reading Burnout versus depression – what is burnout?
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.
Depression is a mood disorder, the affect becomes dysregulated. What do you think about when thinking about someone who deals with depression? Maybe a person who is very sad, with a dark cloud around their head, comes to mind. That is true but depression, especially when left untreated, can and will spill over to your … Continue reading Does depression have an effect on the body?
The moment I realized something was wrong was when I noticed no joy and eventually no feelings anymore. At first I gave it a few days but the feelings didn’t come back. Once I realized that, I panicked – that was a real feeling. The panic moved from heart to head and it … Continue reading Anhedonia, the worst for me.
I write about some symptoms I observed during burnout and depression. That is the goal at least. Closer to the truth would be: the symptoms I struggle with on a daily basis. By writing them down it gives me the opportunity to give them a 'place to be' and I can feel some distance between … Continue reading Surpring symptoms of depression and burnout. Part 6.