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How to Recover and Prevent Depression

  • Adam Douglas
  • opinion

Just today I came across a good video where Dr. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. is presenting a talk entitled “Keys to Unlock Depression: Why Skills Work Better Than Pills” hosted by Australian Psychological Society. There was some very important points that Dr. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. makes that I feel could help many people around the world to recover or even potentially prevent depression.

Please take the time to watch the entirety of the video to gain full context on the matter. General assumptions or as Dr. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. calls it “global thinking” will not help speed up learning his insight and process to improve ones self.

Keys to Unlock Depression: Why Skills Work Better Than Pills

Presented on May 10, 2018 (source Invidious)

No Amount of Medication Can Teach:

Note

This list is written by Dr. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. and is listed here for ease of reference.

  • Effective coping (stress management) skills
  • Realistic explanatory styles
  • Skills to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Flexible and discriminating cognitive skills
  • Sophisticated problem-solving skills
  • Effective decision-making strategies
  • How to build and maintain a support network
  • How to transcend an adverse personal history
  • How to build a realistic and motivating future

Things Not To Do When You’re Depressed

Note

This list is written by Dr. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. and is listed here for ease of reference.

  • Don’t dwell on the past. It’s gone. But, tomorrow hasn’t happened yet.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others. “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall daddy was.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • Don’t catastrophize; understand probability.
  • Don’t leave important things unsaid or unresolved.
  • Don’t analyze too deeply. Move on.
  • Don’t ignore reality. Get the facts!
  • Don’t ignore your own needs. Self-care is not the same as selfish.
  • Don’t give up or be passive. Try again, BUT DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!
  • Don’t isolate. Find good people to be with.
  • Don’t leave time unstructured.

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