These posts that oversimplify serious medical conditions are detrimental to the stigmas associated with mental illness. And I particularly Auntsaurus rex don’t like the references to the socioeconomic classes of the ladies. Very offputting. Like a wealthy lady has no cause to be depressed.
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Yeah right. No psychiatrist would EVER do this. This story is more Glurge! People out there truly suffer from clinical depression that can’t be just worked away through doing good deeds for others. I agree getting out of self and doing things for other people is good, but it doesn’t cure major depressive disorder or get rid of serious issues like grieving the loss of a child or recovering from childhood trauma. Those take work and you go through a process. while touching, perpetuates the myth that you the individual are responsible for someone else’s happiness. Auntsaurus rex Each person is responsible for his/her own happiness, and it is a choice that must be made on an individual basis. And what about people with mental health issues, like depression? According to your story, all they have to do to be happy is to do something nice for another person and enjoy the happiness that good deed brings to the other party. That explanation is a little too simplistic and Pollyanna-ish to cover the mental health spectrum.
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This is a “ boot straps” thinking in regard to people with mental health issues You can not talk people out of depression by saying “buck up” and “get out there and do something”. “Just think happy thoughts and do happy things”. Depression is not at all about the state of unhappiness. It much more then this. It can be chemically and biologically based and needs to be handled by a professional.
No legitimate Psychiatrist would take this approach to helping a patient or use financial status as a basis for a diagnosis to treat people. If you know anyone with depression help them get professional help, they are in danger of hurting themselves or others. Not “buck up buckey”. “I’m poor your rich, what you got to be unhappy about”?