USEFUL TO KNOW RECURRENT INTRUSIVE MEMORIES IN DEPRESSION
If we are currently
facing difficulties in our lives
then we might experience spontaneous intrusive memories. These are memories of past events that match the current difficulties in some way, which appear in our minds automatically , and are often very unwelcome . The same memories can come up over and over again. It is worth paying attention to these because they can be one of the factors that maintain depression -that is when you are depressed you are more likely to remember very negative events in your past , and in turn these memories may make you feel much more depressed .
You might be depressed because you think that no one likes you or wants to be with you.
When you remember the past
, all you can remember are times when people rejected or ignore you. So you can believe ever more strongly that no one likes…
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