Depression Quotes

When you are depressed, the past and the future are absorbed entirely by the present, as in the world of a three-year-old. You can neither remember feeling better nor imagine that you will feel better. Being upset, even profoundly upset, is a temporal experience, whereas depression is atemporal. Depression means that you have no point of view . Andrew Solomon.

I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony. - Elizabeth Wurtzel

How can a small thing such as selfishness, which we all have, be the cause of such a major illness as depression? There are two main reasons. The first is that unhappiness arising from selfishness is cumulative. When we do not obtain what we want, or are stopped from doing what we want, we often over-react to a ridiculous extent. - Thubten Gyatso.

Everything passes, everything. Your depression and your thrills have nothing to do with happiness. Those are swings of the pendulum. - Anthony de Mello.

Depression is the feeling of separation from self. - Richard Miller

Everything passes, everything. Your depression and your thrills have nothing to do with happiness. Those are swings of the pendulum. - Anthony de Mello.

The absence of depression does not equal the presence of happiness . Nathaniel Branden.

It's been proven that the thoughts we choose have everything to do with our emotions. I can tell you that a commitment to feeling good can take away a stomach ache, fear, depression, sadness, anxiety. Any stress signal is a way of alerting you to say the five magic words: I want to feel good. This is your intention to be tranquil and stress free and it's a way of connecting to spirit. Wyne Dyer

Depression is the inability to construct a future. - Rollo May

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.- Patty Duke

Depression is feed on wounds from the past that are not healed. - Penelope Sweet

Addiction, like depression, is a form of anger that is bent. - John Rifkin

I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives. -Tom Bosley

I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression. Stuart Appleby

Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile. - Judith Guest

Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time. - Helen Reddy

The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proven in research studies. Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. In fact, the role of most anti-depressants is to stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, helping to ease depression. Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Wayne Dyer

Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth. - Richard J. Codey