Whether you suffer from depression or not, you may still not realise quite what it is all about. Logically, you can understand when people who are seriously ill or have had some really bad news feel down, but what about people who feel down no matter how good life is at the moment?
Marie described depression like this:-
‘If I had won a million pounds, I would not feel any sense of happiness if I was in an attack of depression. It is as if nothing in the world matters. I feel so utterly worthless; I probably would say to myself that I was not worthy of having all of that money. And yet at the same time, another part of me would be arguing inside my head that I was very fortunate. I have a wonderful family and a wonderful life. While depression dominates my being, any attempt to rationalize it away falls on deaf ears. On any other day, when the depression has gone, I feel perfectly, normally, happy.’
Marie was quite aware while she had an attack of depression, there was no logical reason for it, and no point in trying to find one.
One characteristic of depression is this ‘illogicality’, and another is the suddenness of the beginning and the end of the change. There isn’t a gentle lowering or lifting of the mood. It can happen in a few seconds, and down it goes, all the way down into the worst feelings of despair. For some people, this lasts a couple of hours and for others it can last for days, or incredibly, for months on end. And when it comes to an end, it lifts as suddenly as it arrived.
According to the theory of Neurological Wave Syndrome, psychological symptoms are caused by waves of neurological activity within the brain. When people use the Resolution Programme, these waves can change direction, and for a short while, the depression can switch to euphoria, anger, or anxiety, before they disappear.
Some people say that they feel (and act) as though they are completely different people when their mood dips. Anne describes her experience here of many years of this “dip in mood”.
This is Anne’s own account :
Suddenly, my daughter stopped the car and burst into tears. I was in shock. Eliza rarely cried, even as a child. ‘What on earth is going on?’ I asked her.
“Do you realise how many times you have said that you will ‘slit your throat’ since I picked you up in this car?” she said.
My goodness! My thoughts raced inside my head. Had I really said that! And really, had I said it so many times? I was shocked back into my normal rational self for a few lucid moments.
When I was in my ‘down’ mood I found it difficult to stop constantly thinking the blackest of thoughts. It felt a weight bearing down on the top of my head. I found it hard to physically lift my head, or mentally lift my thoughts. Every thought was the most negative aspect of each subject. For a few hours, or sometimes days, things would seem to be the very worst of everything, until the moment when I would feel the lift. Then, like a weight being lifted off my head, I could feel the dark mood floating away, leaving me to be my normal self once again.
I had not realised that I had spoken about ‘slitting my throat’. I wondered what else might I have said when I was in that state? In my normal self, I wouldn’t dream of using words like that.
I suddenly realised how much those words had affected my daughter. While I was in my blackness, I had assumed that everyone else was unaffected by anything I said, as if I was so insignificant that I was completely immaterial. I had assumed that they did not care enough about me to even listen to the words I said.
Shocked into my normal self, I was so sorry for hurting Eliza and vowed never to use that sort of phrase ever again, even in the blackest of moods.
Anne describes the phenomenon, this dip in mood, the suddenness of its arrival, and its complete devastation of self-worth and hope. Anyone who suffers from this syndrome who reads this may be thinking, “Absolute nonsense. It can’t be a symptom like a headache or nausea. It must be something like a chemical imbalance.”
The ‘chemical imbalance’ theory feels like a better choice, until you try the programme, and then you will have to change your mind. You will be truly amazed, as we all are, every time that Resolution Magic works.
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disclaimer: results may vary. Please consult your GP – Resolution Magic can work along-side regular medicine.
Disclaimer: The book does not, and cannot, provide individual medical advice, but rather is for general informational purposes only. My advice is not intended to be a substitute for individualized medical advice, diagnosis or treatment by a qualified professional who is aware of your medical history and has had an opportunity to examine you.