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Interesting Article Re Depression

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I know that we're not allowed to put links here, so I hope it's not against the rules to mention that there's a very good article in the current issue of New York Magazine, titled, Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression.   

 

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I sort of skimmed through the article. They were describing the "purpose" as Depression being an indicator that you are in a stage of growth through whatever caused the depression. So if it is a relationship, job or whatever triggers your depression, you can use the sign that you have depression as a means to identify things like:

What caused the depression?
What do I have to do to "grow" out of the depression?

Symbolically speaking, it almost suggests that depression is like the cocoon stage the caterpillar goes through to evolve into a butterfly.

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13 hours ago, One More Red Nightmare said:

Well, I've been growing for about 4 decades, then..

Five decades here. And I'm still a caterpillar.

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