This Simple Realisation Linked To 80% Depression Recovery

Posted on March 30, 2017

One of the problems in depression is that people often think too much. As defined by rumination – they constantly think and search for the causes and consequences of depressing events. Eventually, most find themselves tumbling into a downward spiral of negative and pessimistic thoughts.

It would be enlightening for us who faced this issue to know that we don’t have to ruminate. Yes, we are unable to control what we think, but we are certainly able to control how we respond to what we think.

According to new research, when people learnt to reduce how much they ruminated, 80% of them had recovered after half a year. With metacognitive therapy, our thinking process is being addressed and we are then able to reduce and control our negative thought processes.

With “detached mindfulness”, we can try to view our thoughts as simply just thoughts. We have to keep in mind that contrary to popular belief, our thoughts are not a reflection of reality. When we learn to view our thoughts without judgment and accept them as they come to us, we can open our hearts to what reality has for us and I promise that most of the time, it is not as depressing as what we may think.


Source material from Psyblog

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