Depression can be one of the most misunderstood human states. Some people live with depression for many years without understanding how it maintains its hold on them. In fact there may be dozens, if not hundreds of mechanisms that result in depression. Some biological. Some social. Some situational. Depression can also result from a very early approach to looking at the world.
I don’t want to diminish the complexity of depression. But there are certainly treatments that have proven to be quite effective at reducing it dramatically. The most researched, and most effective approaches rely on action. Not just any activity, but deliberate and focused action. As it turns out, learning to manage the negativity in our heads, while simultaneously choosing to move our behavior in a meaningful direction makes it much harder to remain depressed. Similar successes have been found with anxiety. How we act and how with think are very much connected.
I’d love to share more with you; and discover how to tailor such a treatment for your personal situation.