Why are we so scared of depression?
When a friend tells you she’s depressed, it’s tempting to tell her she’s crazy.
But, of course, it won’t happen that way.
It’s the human response to that person’s distress that we should worry about, says Mark Panksepp, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and the author of the forthcoming book, The Fear of Depression.
“It’s a human response,” he said.
“We are often taught that depression is the ‘other side of life.’
The fear of depression The fear is that people who have depression will take away from us what we have to give, Panksteps told The Times. “
And when we’re told to be careful about what we say and do around people who suffer from depression, we don’t understand that that’s not what’s happening.”
The fear of depression The fear is that people who have depression will take away from us what we have to give, Panksteps told The Times.
“People who are struggling with depression are very likely to take away what they’ve had to give and that they’re not the same person that they were before they had the disorder,” he added.
“When we see this in real life, it can cause people to take advantage of us, they’ll say they’re going to take a risk with you, and they may not be.”
People who struggle with depression, he said, are often able to take their own safety into their own hands by saying “no” to the person they are struggling against.
It doesn’t matter if the person has a history of mental illness or not.
When someone is depressed, they may feel like there is no other choice but to give in to their depression.
It may seem counterintuitive, but that’s how we react to people who want to do the right thing.
We may be tempted to say, “I’m going to let you have it.”
But Pankstepp says that is not what depression is all about.
It is a “false choice,” because it’s an emotional choice.
“The choice is whether you can do something that is in your self-interest,” he explained.
“In fact, depression can be used as a weapon.”
The person with depression often believes that their depression is not real, that they are suffering from something they can’t control, and that no one else is really going to help them.
Panks view is that when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts or suicidal thoughts, it is not a choice, but a mental health problem.
And they may believe that if they do the wrong thing, the consequences will be dire.
They may even feel they are doing something wrong.
People with depression may also be afraid to tell people about their condition, which Pankstein said may result in them not telling others.
“Many of these people may be fearful to tell others about their symptoms or their depression, because they may think that telling others will bring shame on themselves and the person,” he told The Huffington Post.
“But that’s wrong.”
How to recognize depression depression Symptoms of depression can include: a loss of interest in activities or activities that are important to you, like socializing or spending time with friends