If I knew in advance I would have preferred to be dumped - A travel journal through depression

Author/s Maurizio Fajeti
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/3 Language Italian
Pages 7 P. 125-131 File size 639 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSF2017-003009
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The author goes through his life story trying to identify touchstone events which led him to develop an episode of major depression in adulthood. He looks for the words to name pain, loneliness and disarray, typical emotional states of a depressed person. He then tries to outline ways to cope with the illness - which are respectful of the patient, the doctor and the disorder itself - looking to achieve recovery. Courage and trust play a key role in this process, nonetheless it is the combination of many components (i.e. the network) to allow healing instead of the loss of one’s soul.

Keywords: Depression, soul, healing, loneliness

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Maurizio Fajeti, Se lo avessi saputo prima mi sarei fatto dare un due di picche - Taccuino di viaggio attraverso la depressione in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 3/2017, pp 125-131, DOI: 10.3280/RSF2017-003009