cause of depression

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Re: cause of depression

Postby danieLion » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:12 am

Retro,
I think you've made a good connection. I'm going to think about it for a while. Please feel free to remind me if I forget to come back to this.

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Re: cause of depression

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Re: cause of depression

Postby danieLion » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:32 am

1) Congnitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a clinical explanation of depression.
2) CBT and the Buddha are in approximate agreement about role of the mind in creating depression.
3) Therefore, CBT is an approximate Buddhist clinical explanation of the cause(s) of depression.

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Re: cause of depression

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:05 am

Hello all,

What is CBT?
http://www.aacbt.org/viewStory/WHAT+IS+CBT%3F

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Re: cause of depression

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:27 pm

:offtopic: Hey Peter wow man, good to see you again. I will now return to the balcony to watch. :focus:

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Re: cause of depression

Postby PeterB » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:09 pm

Hi there John... :toast: I'll be on the balcony too... :smile:

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Re: cause of depression

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Re: cause of depression

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:01 am

Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Peter. Good to see you posting again! :smile:

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Re: cause of depression

Postby Yana » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 am

hi,

When i suffer depression it's usually because of unwise attention and lack of mindfulness.

I am either caught up in a destructive or negative thought pattern and lack the awareness to take one step back to assess things.

Depression can sometimes feel too overwhelming that i can't really practice mindfulness or even "assess it" (well i can't function really) so i usually counter it with something positive or feel good.Something that cheers me up without harming me like going to the amusement park or go out a have a picnic or some place with beautiful scenery and surroundings.Then when I've brought my mind back to normal i can meditate again which has a way of suppressing any harmful thoughts.And being mindful helps prevent depression because as soon as i realize i am about to enter the same old pattern i just stop and change route.

Depression exists because something else existed before that,if i can stop that something else from existing then i am good to go! :tongue:
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Re: cause of depression

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Re: cause of depression

Postby PeterB » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:07 pm

I am glad that works for you....it most definitely will not work for everyone however.
I wish it did..my life would be a lot easier.

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Re: cause of depression

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Re: cause of depression

Postby PeterB » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:00 pm

They use the same basic techniques daverupa...In general terms they are as good as the therapist using them..
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