Psychiatrist Alfred Adler, “you can be cured in fourteen days if you follow this prescription. Try to think every day how you can please someone.
There are a few things that I’ve talked about in my podcast, and there are some things that I told everyone that I would prefer writing down so you guys can have it at hand (for those who are reading around the world). Here is what psychiatrist Alfred Adler said to his patients. *Long Story*
Melancholia is like a long-continued rage and reproach against others, though for the purpose of gaining care, sympathy and support, the patient seems only to be dejected about his own guilt. A melancholiac’s first memory is generally something like this: “I remember I wanted to lie on the couch, but my brother was lying there. I cried so much that he had to leave.”
Melancholiacs are often inclined to revenge themselves by coming suicide, and the doctor’s first care is to avoid giving them an excuse for suicide. I myself try to relieve the whole tension by proposing to them, as the first rule in treatment, “Never do anything you don’t like.” This seems to be very modest, but I believe that it goes to the root of the whole trouble. If a melancholiac is able to do anything he wants, whom can he cause? What has he got to revenge himself for? “If you want to go to the theater,” I tell him, “or to go on a holiday, do it. If you find on the way that you don’t want to, stop it.” It is the best situation any could be in. It gives a satisfaction to his striving for superiority.”
That’s an interesting take. It seems that everyone, including myself, who is or has been depressed…uses the personal pronoun “I” quite often. I’ve been depressed three times (if I can recall) in my life, and it was all based on my personal wants and needs. There was one time that I felt like a spec in the world and that I wasn’t wanted anymore, but I snapped out of that in a minute and a half.
In my podcast, I go over some stories and how you can rid yourself (possibly) from depression. This is unlicensed, but it is professional.