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Depression & Unhappiness

There’s no one way of experiencing depression. Some people become intensely depressed for a relatively short period; others may be mildly depressed for a long time, even years. Depression can feel like it’s wearing down the very core of you. It can be easy to lose hope that things will ever feel better again.

Depression is almost as common as it is debilitating — one in five people will experience it in their lifetime and it is the leading cause of disability in the world. How does it develop, how does it differ from ‘feeling low’ and what therapies can help to alleviate it?

CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression
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Evidence suggests that CBT cognitive behavioural therapy is at least as effective as medication for depression, and leads to lower relapse rates. This is because it gets to the heart of the 'vicious cycle' of negative thoughts, feelings and actions that depression can trap us in.

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Depression: Out of the blue
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Depression is almost as common as it is debilitating: one in five people will experience it in their lifetime and it is the leading cause of disability in the world. How does it develop, how does it differ from 'feeling low' and what therapies can help to alleviate it?

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The evolutionary origins of depression
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Depression is widespread across the globe, affecting people from all cultural and social backgrounds—though it may often be conceived of and named differently in non-western cultures. It has long been reckoned that there must be good biological reasons for depression's global ubiquity.

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Stephen Fry talks about his depression
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A thoughtful piece as always from Stephen Fry, discussing his experience of depression. Fry was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 1995 after suffering a nervous breakdown.

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