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This description applies to those who have PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION. Those who suffer from temporary emotional depression caused by adverse life circumstances or some unpleasant event, it is better to refer to the articles AGORAHOBIA, ALARM or ANXIETY.
The main symptoms of depression are: loss of interest in daily activities, a feeling of despair or depression, accompanied by fatigue or loss of strength, inability to concentrate, indifference, isolation, constant thinking about the same thing. As a rule, a person suffering from depression does not want to be helped, and believes that everything is fine with him, but others should be changed. He does not sleep well, even if he takes sleeping pills. He speaks little and is inclined to avoid people. He may even have a desire to commit suicide. Depression is often confused with PROFESSIONAL DEPLETION. In order to clarify the differences between these two disorders, see the article DESTRUCTION.
Depression is a means of protection against pressure, pressure, especially emotional. A person resorts to this remedy when he feels that he is no longer able to withstand emotional stress. My long-term observations show that depression is more susceptible to people who have a bad relationship with a parent of the opposite sex. This explains the fact that a person in a state of depression tends to blame the spouse for everything. This is one of the types of psychological transfer. For example, a man suffering from depression treats his wife as he would like, but does not dare to treat his mother. Refusing to accept help, he continues to fuel the anger or hatred that he felt towards the opposite sex parent, and is immersed in his pain.
The more serious the psychological trauma experienced in childhood or adolescence, the more severe the depression. The most powerful negative psychological factors are: rejected injury, abandoned injury, injury to humiliation, trauma of treachery, and injury to injustice. Serious mental disorders such as depression and manic-depressive psychosis occur as a result of such injuries only if the child or adolescent experienced these injuries alone, without being able to share their fears and doubts with someone.
Having not learned to open his soul, he blocks his desires and eventually locks himself completely, plunging into his malice or hatred.
Since a person in a state of depression usually does not want to help himself and does not ask for help from others, only those who live near him can take him out of this state. If someone of your friends or loved ones suffers from depression, I advise you to behave with this person harshly and decisively. Tell him that no one can help him if he does not help himself.
The most important thing for him is to realize that depression is caused by the mental suffering endured in childhood or adolescence. He refuses to be what he is. The most common psychological block is the feeling of being rejected or fear of rejection. A person suffering from depression should think about the fact that even if he was rejected in childhood or adolescence, this does not mean that his parents did not like him. Most likely, the parent who rejected him, too, was once rejected by his father or mother. The first stage of getting rid of depression is to feel compassion for this parent and try to understand it.
At the next, most important stage, the patient should try to forgive himself for the negative emotions that he felt towards the parent. After that, he is left with nothing more than to share his experiences with this parent, without blaming them for anything. (See the description of the stages of forgiveness at the end of the book.) It is not unusual and unnatural that a child begins to feel hatred and anger, suffering alone. A depressed patient should also make a decision to objectively evaluate all his advantages and disadvantages, to recognize his own significance. If it is difficult for him to do it on his own, he can turn to people who know him well for help.
If a person suffering from depression has thoughts of suicide, it is likely that something has died to make room for something new, but he perceives this dead part of himself as his whole personality.
Spiritual blockage and conclusion
Same as for ABSCESS (see p. 27).
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