DEPRESSION (Through a Different Lens), PT 2 by Frankie Faires

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DEPRESSION (Through a Different Lens), PT 2 by Frankie Faires

Let’s start where we should always start…with defining our terms. Let’s turn to the always dependably scholastic Professor Wikipedia.

“Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present. Depressed mood is a feature of some psychiatric syndromes such as major depressive disorder, but it may also be a normal reaction to life events such as grief, a symptom of some bodily ailments or a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments.”

In THE MOVEMENT, we look at ourselves through the lens of sensation and motion. The very first sentence describing depression offers us a peek,

“Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity.”

What is it to be depression?

Redefining Depression.

Let’s further simplify it. Depression is when you don’t feel good and don’t feel like doing much. And when we don’t feel good (for any reason), we don’t feel like doing much. And this connection between sensation and action is where we have leverage over depression…over ourselves.

TO BE CONTINUED IN PT 3

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