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How Journaling Helps Us While in Therapy

Journaling is a therapy tool whose price is right. By Philadelphia psychiatrist / talk therapist Jerrold Bonn MD. Continue reading

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Depressed or Defeated?

In my work as a psychiatrist, I see again and again that clarity of thinking and precision of language make a difference in fighting emotional suffering.

The term depression doesn’t offer much meaning beyond the idea of suffering with sadness. I prefer to think of depression as a problem of “defeat.” Depression means a troubled (yet changeable) state of engagement with our world, not just a sad mood. In people who suffer from depression, I see a kind of personal surrender in important areas of living.
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