The Dreaded “D” Word – Depression & Relieving Depression

The Dreaded “D” Word – Depression & Relieving Depression

  Depression is a subject few people care to discuss. Many people have an aversion to depression because they equate it with defeatism, a weak self-image, lack of will power and the sissy’s response to life’s challenges. Still others fear that it can invade at any moment and then stubbornly refuse to leave. My discomfort with the word “depression” is not only the negative idea it creates in our thinking, but because...

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The Real Truth of Psychosomatic Conditions

The Real Truth of Psychosomatic Conditions

There is a prejudice in our culture that becomes apparent when particular words are introduced to a conversation … “He’s seeing a psychiatrist.” … “She’s seeing a shrink” Another word that often reveals our prejudice is “psychosomatic,” which conjures images of people who create illnesses for themselves that not not really exist. We assume that a psychosomatic condition is not REAL – only...

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