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The Depression Cycle

Depression can be distilled down into a problematic cycle due to reduced activity and low mood: when there is less activity, the person becomes withdrawn or isolated, and new opportunities become less likely, leading to a downward spiral.

Prolonged isolation and inactivity make previously enjoyable activities challenging or unappealing, making people withdraw further.

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  1. Ensure variety in the activities, and strike a balance between pleasurable, routine and necessary ones.
  2. Avoid prolonged inactivity periods and remember that challenging activities provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, boosting one’s mood.
  3. Carry out the activ...

We normally think our mind makes our body get into action, but the reverse is also true: Action has the power to improve our low mood.

The Behavioral Theory states that positive reinforcement acts as oxygen for the body/mind/soul, and makes the person break the cycle of negativity and depression.

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