USEFUL TO KNOW HOW OUR MEMORIES INFLUENCE THE WAY WE SEE OURSELVES AND THE WORLD [ MEMORY AND DEPRESSION]Article 1
MEMORY AND DEPRESSION
Showing the way we think when we are depressed .Our thoughts and beliefs tend to be negative , as if we are seeing everything through dark glasses . The themes in our thinking typically involve loss , failure and defeat. We also looked at the part played by negative thinking in maintaining low mood . We saw that there is a vicious circle involving negative thinking and low mood, and that both make the other worse. We also saw that when we are depressed we believe in our negative thoughts and don’t question them , and that we can become very withdrawn and hopeless as a result.
When we talk about ‘thinking’ we mean a combination of a lot of mental activity. Sometimes thinking means thoughts in words , but sometimes it can mean mental images. – pictures in your mind. These images can be…
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