Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Biology and Psychology of Depression and an Analogy

In the outpatient program I attended there were some presentations on anxiety and depression by the psychiatrist and I found them most helpful.  Unfortunately I don't have those presentations committed to memory but thankfully I took notes.  Thankfully online I found an excellent lecture about depression.  With my memory not serving me so well these days I have found this lecture to be most helpful as I can replay it again and it's like watching something new! LOL!!!



Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky about the biology and psychology of depression.

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Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes."






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A great analogy about what it's like to have an 'invisible illness'.  Spoons!


But You Don't Look Sick? The Spoon Theory.

http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/BYDLS-TheSpoonTheory.pdf


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An image I saw online today and so true!





  

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