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Loveland Area Psychiatrist Talks About Treating Depression


By harrisjensen - Posted on 02 February 2012

Positive Thinking Boosts The Impact Of Medication

For Treating Depression

Read Here To Get The Inside Edge On Optimism!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

I see people from a wide area in Colorado and Wyoming, and find medication often needs a little help from positive thinking.

Then medication often doesn't stop working!  Many people complain their medications for depression "wear off," but I then ask, "When did that happen?" and "What was happening in your life then?" 

Was it a stressful time?

And then, I explore a person's mental resilience, their optimism.  "How did you react to that tough time?"

Did they take things personally?  Catastrophize?

Negative or pessimistic thinking can help stop a medication from working, and at this link

http://www.gooddayjournal.com/freestuff#attachments

you can look up attachments and chart three will be a list of negative thinking or thinking errors you can name and then those negative thoughts are easier to get out of your head...and then medication can have a better chance of keeping in effect!

HJ