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The Danger of Encouraging ‘Positive Thinking’ With Depression

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It’s almost a cliché to tell someone with depression to “think positively” or to “see the good things.” It’s usually well-intentioned.

Friends, family and even medical professionals have a habit of encouraging people with depression to view life through the same rose-colored glasses they do.

Now, there is a lot to be said for trying to see the positive things around you as long as there is an understanding that sometimes (or a lot of times) the goggles of depression simply don’t allow you to see anything positive.

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