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The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People | [REBLOG]

20 Aug

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I found a quick read over at PsyBlog explaining how Socratic questioning helps folks with their depression. Check out the link below and let me know what you thought in the Comments section!

The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People.

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11 responses to “The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People | [REBLOG]

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    08/20/2015 at 15:48

    I think for situational depression this method is pretty brilliant. However, I fail to see its applications in bipolar depressions or chronic clinical depression. Those have no cause. They are random, they are usually not connected to any life event. Questioning why you feel so low and negative when not even the doctors can adequately answer why such depressions happen is a disservice.

    But in cases of divorce, job loss, financial issues, that result in a depression…I can see exactly how beneficial this method can be.

    Not to be a naysayer, just voicing an opinion.

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    • Cat

      08/21/2015 at 09:08

      I would tend to agree with this comment, but I certainly see the benefit of helping someone who is stuck in negative thinking. I have issues with PTSD and agoraphobia and imagine this type of therapy would help immensely

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      • Surviving the Specter

        08/24/2015 at 08:20

        I think it also helps with the issue of soul-searching and trying to understand what is at the root of our behaviors. Thank you for your thoughts, Cat 🙂

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      • morgueticiaatoms

        08/24/2015 at 09:05

        Absolutely. I think finding a therapy that works best in each individual case is the answer because none of us have had the same experiences, same traumas, etc. One size fits all therapy seems counterproductive.

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        • Cat

          08/24/2015 at 12:45

          There are so many different therapy approaches/programmes, there’s something for everyone

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    • abbiegrrl

      08/21/2015 at 11:37

      That’s really helpful to know! I’ll be sure to use Socratic questions (personally, and) in my Recovery Coaching. Thanks!!
      I know it can be a very deep hole to dig out of, but just starting to question the validity of feelings is great, in my opinion.
      A wise older lady told me (a la alanon) that “Feelings are not facts.”
      Having something short and direct, for me, can be really helpful in adjusting my perspective.

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      • morgueticiaatoms

        08/21/2015 at 12:33

        With mental imbalances, though, it’s too easy to get into the “none of my feelings are valid, it’s just my mental state” place. That’s what I want to avoid. For example, if someone says they’re going to do something yet flake out and don’t text or call to cancel…That’s not me being bipolar or sensitive, that is a real reaction to rudeness.I want an apology, which is reasonable, and I want it to be sincere.
        Now if I want to blow up their house because they hurt my feelings and I start plotting against their family members, friends, and pets..That’s when I gotta ask myself, “Are you overreacting?”
        I mean, if hypomanic I’ll probably say no, but I’ve never blown anything up so I apparently know how to control it to an extent 😉

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      • Surviving the Specter

        08/24/2015 at 08:22

        So glad you can use this in your coaching, abbie’! I used to use it all the time when I taught high schoolers in the public schools.

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    • Surviving the Specter

      08/24/2015 at 08:15

      Valid points, morgue. I concur. Maybe that’s why I had a hard time agreeing with the article.

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