HOW TO ERADICATE DEPRESSION - REALIZE YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
Negative thinking is a warning that something is wrong.
Although everyone occasionally engages in negative thinking, it
shouldn't control your mind. If negative thinking plays a
dominant role, you need to identify its source and deal with it.
Once you understand what is causing your negative thoughts, you
can take positive action to eliminate them.
Just because you think negative thoughts
doesn't mean you are depressed or you have a problem with
depression. You may simply be a pessimist who looks at the
cup of life as always being half empty rather than half full.
There are millions of non-depressed people who have a
pessimistic view of life, but never develop the twisted thoughts
and distorted emotions found in depression. They have a
stable consistently pessimistic outlook, but they don't
exaggerate their difficulties or slip into dark self-destructive
moods that tell them life isn't worth living. They know
life is worth living, but they tend to focus on the negative.
They frequently overlook and ignore good things when they
If you are feeling down and depressed, you
may wonder whether you have a problem with clinical depression,
or if you need to be on medication. It's easy to pop a
pill into your mouth with the hope that your negative thoughts
will disappear. The result is there are thousands of
people taking antidepressants who don't need them, and many of
these people don't realize that altering the chemistry of their
brain isn't something you do lightly. There are real
complications associated with using antidepressants, and you
shouldn't tinker with your brain chemistry unless it's the only
way to deal with problems.
The majority of people who have a problem
with negative and depressing thoughts don't have a problem with
clinical depression. Their brain chemistry is fine.
Their problem is they are living a toxic lifestyle that has
taken a toll on their mind. They are mentally exhausted,
and if they would change the way they live, their negative
feelings would disappear. So let's take a look at some of
the different states of mind that could make you wonder if you
have a problem with depression.
Five states of mind are commonly
associated with negative thoughts.
1. Fatigued state.
2. Overloaded state.
3. Habitually negative state (the
4. Mild to moderate mood disorders.
5. Clinical depression.
All people experience the negativity
associated with a fatigued mind. Most people
intermittently experience the negativity associated with an
overloaded mind. A few people live with a habitually
negative mind; although they are not clinically depressed, they
tend to focus on the dark side of life out of habit, but they
never lose command and control of their thoughts. These
first three states of mind are not illnesses. They
frequently are the results of living a toxic lifestyle that has
spiraled out of control. Habitually negative thinkers
demonstrate a high tolerance for negative thinking, and they may
be able to muddle through their lives without ever developing
clinically significant depression. These states contrast
sharply with significant mood disorders and clinical depression,
which are illnesses that require treatment by a physician.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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