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

20 Aug

Real talk_depression_001

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.


Tags: , , ,

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.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 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

      Liked by 2 people

      • 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 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • 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.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Cat

          08/24/2015 at 12:45

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

          Liked by 2 people

    • 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.

      Liked by 2 people

      • 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 😉

        Liked by 2 people

      • 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.

        Liked by 1 person

    • 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.

      Liked by 1 person


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Land of Oyr

The home of Εpic Fantasy world by author Viel Nast, information about upcoming books, history of Land of Oyr, Epic Metal, Epic books and more!

Making Maps: DIY Cartography

Resources and Ideas for Making Maps


Gathering a Community of Worldbuilders

The Wild Heart of Life

"He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life." ...James Joyce

Dyson's Dodecahedron

Award Winning Dungeon Design

Fantasy In Motion

Live by the pen, die by the sword...

The Cool Mama

Adventures in art and design

ars phantasia

reflections on fantasy cartography & game design

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

Kristen Lamb

Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi

flashlight batteries

Poetry: Emergency lighting for times of darkness and fear

summerSHINES studio blog

The blogger behind the studio; creating SHINE from the shadows

Lucky Rabbit's Foot

... not so lucky for the rabbit!

Owning It

Claiming boyhood, staring down sexual abuse


some scars can’t be seen

English-Language Thoughts

English-Language Thoughts

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Sound Bite Fiction

where nothing is quite what it seems


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.


art. popular since 10,000 BC

From the Darkness into the Sunshine

sexual abuse,survivor,healing,life as whole

The Cotswold Company Blog

Country Inspired Furniture

Lynn Thaler

Weird and Random Thoughts

Crown Print

a book blog

Speak Out Society

Speak up, even if your voice shakes.


My experiences with autism, depression, and life

A Mental Health Blog by Al Levin

Men & Depression, Suicide Prevention & Awareness, Mental Illness Stigma, & Our Broken Mental Health System


Br Andrew's Muses

From head to pen - A great site

Shortness of Breadth

Two Angels and a Black Dog

The journey of a single mum with bipolar


My oasis in the desert of the living.

Truth Vindicator

Liberating truth and free thought with words of wisdom, wit and wonder

Soul Joy

Learning To Live A Life of Purpose to help bring Joy to my Soul and Yours.

Joys of Joel

The Poetry of My Life through My Writings and Journeys

Someday Tomorrow

On a journey to a happier place

Depression and Art

My journey and My Art

Fifty Shades of Truth and BS

Exposing abuse under the guise of BDSM & related reflections on self-recovery.


New Perspective on Life

%d bloggers like this: