Dear Reader, “Depression is a sin.”
“You just need to pray more…”
“Can’t you just snap out of it?”
Many people beat themselves up because they “shouldn’t” feel depressed. Often there is a precipitating event, such as a divorce or death, which results in situational depression (aka temporary depression) that will typically be alleviated in about 6 months. The difference between a temporary sadness of this sort and Clinical Depression, or Major Depressive Disorder, is that while temporary sadness will improve over time (even if it does so slowly), clinical depression seems to get worse and worse no matter how much time has passed. Many individuals have been suffering from depression for years and don’t understand why they just can’t just “snap out of it”.
Can You Snap Out of Depression?
While you can’t immediately “snap out” of depression, there are steps to take in overcoming depressive disorders and their symptoms. Because people often feel they should be able to pull themselves out of their depression, many people resist taking medication. They really believe that they can modify their thinking and behaviors in order to manage their depression. For some, traditional “talk therapy” works, but for many it isn’t enough to make a significant change in their mood.
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