Huh? Depression May Be Good For You???

1 Mar

This might well be my shortest post, because I’m not really sure which way my opinion falls on this idea…but I freely admit it got me thinking.  Maybe it will do the same for you.

A British study (which earlier stirred up controversy over the effectiveness of anti-depressants) has also suggested that depression…not necessarily clinical depression, but ‘depression’…might actually be good for you.  Since most creative people I know have had at least some experience with the subject, I wondered if it might be valuable to post the news story from the BBC here as well. 

Here’s the link:

The gist of it seems to be that in its most basic manifestation, depression can spark something creative in reaction…or provide the “kick in the pants” to do something about it, and thereby bring about an improvement in life.

I don’t know if it qualifies, but in a current period of creative and financial lows this week, I finally made good on a decision to begin study with voice coach Nancy Wolfson.  The cynic in me says this will either provide a remedy to the creative and financial lows…or start a whole new cycle of them. 

The part of me who finally made the decision to try something different, and then read the BBC news story, is rooting for the first option.

Take a look and see what you think.

— over and out —

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