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You Are Not Your Depression - Mindful

You Are Not Your Depression - Mindful

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You Are Not Your Depression - Mindful

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The Invisible Illness Called Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness and can be overlooked by friends and family because the depressed person expends precious energy just to camouflage the problem.

Depression is like a chameleon for therapists as it has different manifestations for different individuals based on their age, gender and a cocktail of other emotional issues that form a unique package.

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  • Women under depression usually exhibit sadness, guilt, hormonal changes, among other seemingly unrelated symptoms.
  • Men can get irritable, exhausted and start having sleep issues. They then get into drugs and alcohol, or start to overwork in order to distract themselves.
  • Kids under depression usually start to sulk, feel lonely and misunderstood, or have long periods of irritability.

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The common treatments of depression are antidepressant medications and therapy, which has a large relapse rate.

However, if mindfulness is part of the treatment, the relapse rate declines. What is being pointed out is that mindfulness is effective when it is part of a treatment, and not so much on its own.

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This is a therapeutic treatment combining cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. MBCT helps the depressed person understand that 1) Thoughts are not facts; and 2) Depression is not to be identified with.

MBCT takes care of our behavioural patterns as well as our thought patterns, making the treatment a thorough approach towards depression, taking care of the mind and body.

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