Psychiatrists always have a good answer: take the medicine! I already feel that in our age all sorts of psychiatrists like to flaunt it.
However, if you investigate the question itself, and not immediately answer it so quickly and carelessly, then you can understand: firstly, you need to research your state, which you, Yulia, for some reason call depression and, following this path, at the same time think that "this way of thinking is difficult to change"; secondly, you need to understand whether you really think negatively, because if you have a feeling of depression (which lasts not for years or even weeks, but in short intervals, changing in a day and turning into different states that you do not pay attention to from -for a reduced sense of comfort to joyful emotions); thirdly, how can a person with depression know whether he is lowering his abilities or not (this is a fly in the ointment, because you can think quite objectively even with depression, on the basis that the feeling of happiness is most often purely subjective). p>
To begin with, Julia, you need to track the frequency of mood decline, and measure the indicator of how long my depression generally lasts. It would be nice to keep a diary in which you, like in a piggy bank, would put these coins-depression - when you can break out of this sad state, you will be curious about the reaction to your notes: and if the depression was terrible, then they will be you a little whether not to offend, even repulse ... By the way, there is also one remedy for such states: you can print your thoughts and burn them (they say that you cannot tear them up, because it can remain in your memory; however, it is not for me to judge this , because everyone has their own psychic atmosphere and psychic protection from potential threats). Let me remind you that depression is also a mental threat of your body to the state of the external environment, which acts so annoyingly that the psyche takes the place of the helmsman in the process of conscious work and refutes your fun to all sorts of factors that are remembered on the psyche and influence; the psyche is trying to protect itself and you from overloads associated with emotional experience.
Of course, in fact, it would be nice to investigate the causes of depression ... You know, it would be difficult for me to analyze your case without having absolutely any ideas about your life, your work, your hobbies, hobbies, talents.
However, I wrote this quite late, so I'm afraid I haven't really helped you. However, if your depression disappeared, then ... it turns out that I was just reflecting on this topic. I was curious. Hopefully reading this too.
I believe that it is worthwhile to first undergo a diagnosis to determine what is the genesis of depression, whether it is caused by a chemical imbalance (endogenous) or as a result of thinking (noogenic). And there it is already decided how to approach the problem. In the first case, without pharmacology, it is practically useless to do something; in the second, pharmacology can only serve as a supporting factor, or (which is more often) is not needed at all.
I myself came across this, and, perhaps, I still somehow live by it. We mentioned the pills above - IN NO EVENT, this is only a temporary effect that distracts you from reality (I think that many people understand this), despite the fact that the psychotherapist himself prescribed antidepressants to me, I sometimes felt worse from them. p>
You will live like this until you yourself rebuild your life in a different way, or until you have some action in your life (in my case, I fell in love). It is clear that all this does not go away at once, it takes some time (for everyone it is individual), but sooner or later everything passes. And another very important factor that can affect your condition is home / work / study, which have an extremely negative effect on you, the best thing is to somehow try to avoid or completely shield yourself from this.
Well, and most importantly: it all comes from your head - all your mood, attitude towards life / people, just try to think less about any problems (if there really are any).
Medical help is undoubtedly needed. Go directly to a psychiatrist (paid!) And say what is bothering you. However, the factor of psychotherapy should be taken into account. It definitely should be. In addition, the patient must have a desire to recover in order to conquer Everest, go into space as a tourist, etc. Without this, the pills will not help.
There is no "magic button" for depressive thinking styles.
Such a way of thinking with the course of depression can be called a whole worldview. This is how it pervades everything. The past seems like a series of mistakes, misfortunes and problems. Real full of pain and meaninglessness. And the future seems to be endless suffering and anguish. The view of oneself as a low-value non-loser is also changing. And those around are seen as callous and selfish creatures ...
And all this cannot be changed with a click of fingers or some kind of magic technology. This is such a difficult and painstaking job. Often ungrateful (in terms of the result).
If such thoughts are in a depressed person, then he needs to be treated with medication. Of the non-drug methods, the methods of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, as well as the practice of mindfulness Mindfulness, have proven themselves well.