People with depression are more likely to say certain things

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SamBee
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People with depression are more likely to say certain things

Post by SamBee » 10 Dec 2019, 04:08

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song lyrics of Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain, who both killed themselves after suffering from depression.
Those with symptoms of depression use significantly more first person singular pronouns—such as “me,” “myself,” and “I”—and significantly fewer second and third person pronouns—such as “they,” “them” or “she.” This pattern of pronoun use suggests people with depression are more focused on themselves, and less connected with others. Researchers have reported that pronouns are actually more reliable in identifying depression than negative emotion words.

We know that rumination (dwelling on personal problems) and social isolation are common features of depression. However, we don’t know whether these findings reflect differences in attention or thinking style. Does depression cause people to focus on themselves, or do people who focus on themselves get symptoms of depression?
https://qz.com/1198671/depression-warni ... -they-use/
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Re: People with depression are more likely to say certain things

Post by Roy » 10 Dec 2019, 11:32

fascinating!
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Re: People with depression are more likely to say certain things

Post by Curt Sunshine » 11 Dec 2019, 18:18

Excellent insight. Thanks for sharing.
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