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Validus;65010 said:I think we have little disagreement here. I was spacifically talking about depression that is psychological in nature rather then chemical. Obviously chemical depression cannot be cured through any form of "insight" and must be dealt with through medications and diet. I merely suggest that those plagued with psychological depression should see its source (anger) as a first step to dealing more deeply with it. -Gassho:)
Simonthepilgrim;65021 said:With all due respect, I think that you are falling into an old trap of separating 'mind' and 'body', as if they were two distinct entities. It is also, I suggest, an interesting but unproven assumption that depression is rooted in anger.
Validus;65026 said:Well, I'm basing the above statements from myself on three things: 1. My Father is a retired psychologist who specialized in Substance abuse, which is pretty much always linked to depression. He was the one that educated me on depression and its dynamics and I respect his 20+ years of experiance. 2. Having fought depression much of my own life, I can personally attest that its source was in fact anger- mainly directed at my extremely abusive mother who, when I was 20, commited suicide. 3. I've had many friends share with me their personal experiances with depression and with only one exception, all said that their depressions stemmed from anger.
Simonthepilgrim;65021 said:Hello Validus, With all due respect, I think that you are falling into an old trap of separating 'mind' and 'body', as if they were two distinct entities. It is also, I suggest, an interesting but unproven assumption that depression is rooted in anger.
mel2643;65092 said:I think this is just linguistics...depression is still depression no matter if it's 'psychological' or 'chemical' - or I would say, situational or clinical - or both. no matter what it is always some sort of discontentment and words can be switched around to say it's some sort of 'anger.'
mel2643;65174 said:What's coming?