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Depression iiib; when all the joy goes out of living.

Perhaps I might pause here from my account concerning Geraldine in my most recent blog; this in order to outline in greater detail a little more about chemically (or biogenically) induced depression. As it happens, we all – in the … Continue reading

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Depression iii a: When all the joy goes out of living.

Let me commence this letter with another brief case history used here to further aid understanding, this time of chemically- or biogenically-induced depression. Geraldine was a breast cancer patient being treated with a combination of cytotoxic• drugs, which is known … Continue reading

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Depression iib: Coping with life’s ‘deeper troughs’.

Following on from my last blog (which I am assuming you have already read); one summer’s evening just after tea, Stephen kept an appointment to attend my clinic and we talked for a while, reviewing his recent activities, thoughts, feelings … Continue reading

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Depression ii a: coping with life’s ‘deeper ‘troughs’.

Hopefully, my most recent contributions in this form will have afforded you with at least a glimpse into the variability of human responses, mood-wise that is. Consequently it is clear that depression is always likely to be a highly complex … Continue reading

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Depression i c: a summary of contents on this topic so far.

I have introduced and commented on similarities and differences in behaviour in the manner in the manner in which I have for one very good reason. It is because, so far as human responses and behaviours are concerned (and that … Continue reading

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Depression i b: The normality of ‘rise and fall’; ‘ebb and flow’.

Let me invite you to imagine for every individual that ever lived, a kind of barometer face or dial, with a single hand pointing toward the upper vertical, i.e. twelve o’clock. On each and every dial or face, there is … Continue reading

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Anxiety: a final word; (carried over from my last blog).

The truth is that the symptoms, i.e. the behavioural part of an obsessional condition are very often exaggerations of otherwise normal or adapted traits of behaviour. Indeed, it is this fact alone that increases the likelihood that we will all … Continue reading

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