Stress is turning up more and more as a contributor to health problems of all kinds, including anxiety and depression. The problem isn’t so much the worst traumas, such as the death of loved ones, divorce, or losing your job. It’s also the constant stress arising from pressures at work, the burden of debt, living in deeply troubled... Read more
Whenever I've written about my experience of recovery, many readers comment that turning their lives around, as I've been able to do, is not going to happen for them.They've accepted the fact that their depression will last for the rest of their lives. Even if they're coping well right now, they understand that depression is going to come back.... Read more
Whenever I’ve looked for depression treatment, I’ve always wanted help with one basic thing: Stop the pain! And that’s what most therapies for depression try to do. They focus on what’s wrong and try to get those symptoms into remission. If it works, and you feel a lot better, the good stuff of living takes care of itself.... Read more
Donna has written a thoughtful reflection on recovery that raises questions I’ve asked myself many times. These are her words that go to the heart of my own concerns.
I don't know whether I am expecting too much out of recovery. When I have a really good day, I wish they could all be that way. I can't tell what is... Read more
I have to admit that I haven’t always followed the advice I give others about therapy. It only works, I say, if you tell the therapist the truth of what you’re going through. If you don’t trust the therapist to be completely honest, find a new one. You have to be open, truthful, trusting - that’s the only way to do it.I... Read more