Rehabilitating Emotions

Emotions can play a critical role in our cognitive functioning.  The complex role of emotions is worth taking time to understand.  Research shows that when you are depressed, your attentional skills are compromised and social engagements become less frequent.  Social interaction is important because it is one of the most challenging cognitive tasks that we all engage in.  Isolating oneself allows the fatigued/depressed brain further decline in these areas of functioning.  The end result is a downward cycle in which low mood directly interferes with cognitive functioning while subsequent lifestyle changes exacerbate the problem. 


If you feel that you are depressed, you should consider consulting with a professional and considering if/which treatment alternatives are appropriate.  There are also many books available if you are trying supplement the treatment which you have chosen.  Below I have listed some helpful exercises for helping to elevate a depressed mood.  These are not meant to be used to treat yourself if you are clinically depressed.
























 








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