The following are just a couple misconceptions about depression:
- People should just get over “the blues” and get on with their lives
- My life will never be normal again
We understand depression to mean more than just being unhappy. Many people who are in a depressed mood often think there is no way out and no one to help, however this is what many in our field call a cognitive distortion or thinking error. I prefer to call negative thoughts ” Stinkin’ Thinkin’ ”
“With a collaboration of effort, we can assess the many potential factors (genetic predispositions, personality, past abuse and neglect, excessively stressful situations, etc.) that are contributing to depression and help identify strategies, cognitive and behavioural approaches to help improve emotional and social health.
With help, most individuals suffering from depression can accomplish personal goals, work at an increased productivity level, and re-build and enhance relationships in their lives. One great resource, useful with or without therapy, is called Mind Over Mood by Greenberger and Padesky (new edition in 2015).
Contact us today for the opportunity to find effective, new strategies to cope with and even overcome depression.
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