The Power of the Placebo

Depression is an extremely distressing experience.  Individuals can feel unbearably miserable and chronically anxious and sometimes suicidal.  They endure deep feelings of worthlessness, despair and either suffer from not sleeping enough or sleeping too much.  Getting out of bed in the morning is tortuous for they feel they have nothing to get up for.  What is often not appreciated by health care professionals that depression is unconsciously created by the person to draw attention to repressions that occurred in childhood in response to painful violations of one’s person and a hypercriticism of one’s behaviour.

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