Eighteen Symptoms of Depression

Here is what I go through when I’m depressed. These aren’t exactly the official symptoms, but they give a better feel of what it is really like to be depressed. See if any of this sounds familiar. The First Signs of Becoming Depressed are 1» I start waking up later. At first it doesn’t slip…

Cause and Effect, Depression and Stress

The traditional and common model has it that there must be some event or stress in your life that causes depression. I think that’s just wrong. And my experiences over the years generally have borne me out. Stress does not cause depression. Getting depressed creates stress in your life. For example… One thing that correlates with…

Panic Attacks

Since my major meltdown in 1997, I haven’t gotten panic attacks. Or at least nothing compared to what other people write about. I’ve often wondered why, because I get depressed as much and as intensely, as other people. On the other hand, I do tend to retreat into my house when I’m depressed and read…