Show 262 Depression Negative Talk Symptoms

There is a study reported by the medical journal The Lancet about the increase in levels of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.  The first sentence in the report got me thinking. 
Mental disorders are among the leading causes of the global health-related burden
I have to look up the meaning of burden because I've never thought of my anxiety as a burden. A thorn, a pain in the ass, or at best, this thing that I have, but not a burden.

It has two meanings. a load, typically a heavy one.
Or the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument.

The Lancet is a UK publication and I'm an American bringing other meaning to the words used to describe mental health issues. 

At first, I took it as the world was burdened with people who have a mental health condition. Then I thought, maybe they mean the people that have a mental health condition that have the burden?

I might be wrong about this, but I think this is the UK's English way of expressing a thesis statement. 

In this episode, a definition of depression and negative talk (or cognitive dissonance) symptoms when it comes to depression.

Negative talk symptom isn’t the opposite of so-called happy or positive thoughts. It is a pattern of thinking that is designed to invalidate the worth of a person or their value to other people.

Resources Mentioned: 

Ad Age Mental Health is the Monumental Brief that Needs the Power of Our Industry.

American Psychiatry Association explanation page What is Depression?

Downloadable booklet – What is Depression? from the National Institute of Mental Health  Also by NIMH, Signs and Symptoms of Depression

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


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