an illness that makes a person feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It's
different from feeling a little sad or down. Depression can be treated with
counseling or medicine, or both.
Healthy thinking also can help
prevent or control depression.
- If you have thoughts of harming yourself or
others, you need to see your doctor or therapist right away. Healthy thinking
can help with depression. But you may also need medicine and
- Negative thoughts can make depression worse or can be a symptom of depression.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or
CBT, is a type of therapy that can help you replace negative thoughts with
accurate, encouraging ones.
- Changing your thinking will take some time. You
need to practice healthy thinking every day. After a while, healthy thinking
will come naturally to you.
How can you use healthy thinking to cope with depression?