'Depression is often the unconscious suppressing ('de-pressing') of emotions. The quickest way out is to identify those emotions and clear them so that the 'lid' of depression is magically lifted away'.
Depression is one of the worst mental symptoms anyone can experience, because it makes you feel so utterly debilitated and hopeless. All desire to do anything remotely fun or meaningful disappears, and life loses all purpose.
I know depression well.
For many years I...
Today I read in the Guardian that scientists are researching a pill for loneliness***.
So here are my two cents worth on why this is not likely to provide the fundamental 'cure'.
Having experienced much deep loneliness over much of my life, I can speak personally as to the devastating effects of what it's like to be and feel alone.
It affects every layer of our being: mind, emotions, physical and spiritual.
Research has shown that loneliness can impair health*, for...