How depression works - the cycle of depression

Understand precisely how depression makes you feel so bad, and what you can do to fight back today.

If you have been depressed for long, you will probably be totally confused by what is happening to you. And that is truly terrifying.

The trouble is, your doctor doesn't really know, and your therapist may not either. The diagram below will show you what we believe is happening in depression. This is the diagram we show to all our depressed patients, and it makes a lot of sense to them.

Understanding how depression works gives you back control of your life, and gives you the confidence that you can keep depression away for good. Once you've absorbed this, the Depression Learning Path will give you a comprehensive, in-depth view.


How Depression Works - The Cycle of Depression