In much the same way you’d heal from damage inflicted on you by others. First, you try to understand why such a thing [...]
What is the most potentially dangerous mental illness out of the ones we tend to observe around us everyday?
Without researching the specifics, I’m confident that depression results in more deaths due to people taking their own life then any other mental [...]
Is it true that untreated depression can cause you to be apathetic? What else can untreated depression lead to?
Yes, depression can lead to symptoms that resemble apathy. Depression can lead to excessive sleeping or poor sleeping. Depression can lead binge eating [...]
More significantly, how do you evaluate a therapist’s ability to deal with your depression, because it’s not going to be the same as [...]
Why is it that some people are so slow/dense/stubborn at changing their behavior? They’ll get called out on it, they will outright admit it was wrong and apologize for it, and then the next day they will turn around and do the exact same thing again.
They are not “slow/dense/stubborn”. They are human. People develop their behaviors for reasons. Once you understand how important those reasons are, it’s quite [...]
Will my therapist be annoyed when I tell her that I’ve been feeling depressed lately? She’s asked me about it before but I told her I’ve been feeling OK. It just took me a while to connect the dots between the symptoms.
A therapist getting annoyed by a client telling them they are depressed would be like a medical doctor getting annoyed at a patient [...]
If only my therapist sees my childhood as traumatic and emotionally neglectful, did it happen or did I just make all that pain up?
While our memories are constantly revised and recreated, it doesn’t matter if things happened exactly in such and such a way. The truth [...]
Not at all. I’m going to let you in on a little known secret about therapy: you don’t have to be depressed, anxious [...]