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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 383
Depression versus you

Senior Resident, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Date of Web Publication8-Dec-2014

How to cite this article:
Sanivarapu S. Depression versus you. Indian J Psychiatry 2014;56:383

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Sanivarapu S. Depression versus you. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Nov 28];56:383. Available from:

In psychiatry, analogies can be used not only to test the level of abstract thinking, but also in psychotherapeutic processes. They turn medical jargon into a simple and easily understandable language, thus forming a medium of communication between the therapist and the subject.

Depressed feeling can slowly but eventually encroach on various areas of life and cause significant impairment in day-to-day activities. Its insidious nature gives you an opportunity to fight against it and thereby prevent it from turning into full-blown depression. Therefore when it is about to engulf you, don't just watch it happening to you, but instead seek help of significant others to get out of its clutches. It is like a tug-of-war between you and depression. It is wiser to take as many people as you can, on your side in terms of their help and time. This could be through engaging in activities with them, spending quality time, bouncing off ideas and figuring out ways to get rid of the low mood. Depression can happen to anyone but as it chose you, prove your mettle and emerge a winner in life!

This painting signifies the tug-of-war aspect in terms of armoring yourself with companions to combat depressive crisis. - Art by Dr. Sravanti Sanivarapu

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Sravanti Sanivarapu
Senior Resident, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.146534

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