Tag Archives: sadness

Emptiness is not depression. Antidepressants won’t help. What then?

Familiar with that vague sense that something isn’t right?  It can feel like going through the motions: get up, go to work, come home, do it again.  The boxful of holiday decorations feels like just another item on your endless … Continue reading

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If a pill could end your grief, would you take it?

Grief is a natural process that brings suffering.  So it has always been, when we lose someone or something with great personal meaning in our lives.  Mental health professionals have twisted themselves in a pretzel trying to figure out what … Continue reading

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Sometimes, depression seems awfully reasonable

What can be more vexing to a depressed person than being encouraged to “look on the bright side”?  Sometimes we have a compelling reason to feel depressed, and those urgings by loved ones can seem disrespectful or out of touch.  … Continue reading

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