A Quote by Daniel Goleman on ect, electroconvulsive therapy, depression, and treatment

One of the leading theories of why electroconvulsive therapy is effective for most severe depressions is that it causes a loss of short-term memory – patients feel better because they can’t remember why they were sad.

Daniel Goleman

Source: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Pages: 73

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Og Mandino on depression, fear, inferiority, uncertainty, poverty, incompetent, insignificant, emotions, difficulty, adversity, and stress

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.

Og Mandino

Source: From a website

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by Earon on depression, mental health, rage, repressed rage, emotions, and hope

Depression is a house you built long ago, so you could live with your rage.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on daniel pinchbeck, 2012, depression, and dark night of soul

My loss of interest in contemporary culture was only a symptom of a deeper malady – a disavowal of almost everything that had once fascinated or at least entertained me.  Some crisis was announcing itself, a “dark night of the soul” carefully prepared by me history, it seems to me now, though I did not see it that way at the time.  Stalking the all-too-familiar pavement of New York City, I felt I was skating across the thinnest coating of ice, and beneath that slick crust the void was waiting to claim me, to crush me in the impersonal oblivion that had terrified me as a child.  A simple question confronted me – “Is this it?” – and kept intensifying its mocking force, whispering that my life was a lie.

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 25

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Zachary Lee Henry Eaton Venus on life, stars, god, depression, and love

God is like the stars, he's always there. On the brightest day He's there, although because of the Sun we may forget about Him, but then on the blackest Night we will see that He's still there

Zac Venus

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A Quote by Cheri Huber on ideas, insight, inspiration, zen, and depression

"An essential part of seeing clearly is finding the willingness to look closely and to go beyond our own ideas."

Cheri Huber

Source: The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

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A Quote by calamity on darkness, depression, hope, and light

Even the darkest of Shadows could not be borne without Light-


Source: my own musings

Contributed by: Calamity

A Quote by May Sarton on solitude, attacks from within, stress, depression, and inner storm

The values of solitude - one of its values - is, of course, that there is nothing to cushion against attacks from within, just as there is nothing to help balance at times of particular stress or depression.  A few moments of desultory conversation...may calm an inner storm.  But the storm, painful as it is, might have had some truth in it.  So sometimes one has simply to endure a period of depression for what it may hold of illumination if one can live through it, attentive to what it exposes or demands.  The reasons for depression are not so interesting as the way one handles it, simply to stay alive.

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

Contributed by: Kimpossible

A Quote by Lilias Folan on yoga and depression

Tears are our birthright.  The purpose of yoga is to know thyself.  If thyself is having a moment of shimmering depression, let's look at it, then let it go.

Lilias Folan

Contributed by: aguacera

A Quote by Thomas Paine on days, heart, depression, hardship, trying, and complicated

"These are the days that try man's heart."-paraphrazed

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Contributed by: Jason

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