Depression’s Goals

Depression’s Goals

Depression, to an observer, is seen like this house. Everything looks good on the outside, no broken bones, or apparent injuries.  In many cases, the depressed person looks like they are taking care of themselves physically. Sometimes the person also has the benefit of age and experience and this would suggest a level of wisdom and resilience. This pictured West End Vancouver house is owned by people of means, given the cost of single-family homes in the center of the city. Often the depressed person appears to have it ‘all together’ – a loving spouse, a family, as well as the advantages of education and means –maybe even ownership of this beautiful West End house.

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The Gap in Communication

The Gap in Communication
woman behind bars

Social communication with a depressed person feels so distant - even though they are standing right in front of you, coldness emanates from this person who not so long ago was loving and fun. The depressed person retreats into their private world in … [Continue reading]

Depression’s Assault on Cognition

Depression’s Assault on Cognition
chess match

In an effort to isolate and change your view of yourself, ‘Depression’ works at altering your ability to attend. Previously you could attend to even the finest detail as your golf instructor taught you the fine art of chipping to the green. You did … [Continue reading]