What To Do (And Not Do) When Depression Strikes

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Look at the root of the impulse

Dr. Seide mentioned more aggressive substances one might turn to when they feel depression coming on. Whether or not one should turn to those at any time isn’t something we’ll cover here, but a point Dr. Seide emphasized about any instant self-soothing substance we turn to is this: don’t do it if you’re approaching it from a place of, “ I cannot tolerate this moment and so I need an escape.”

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