Depression – reactive

We are not born depressed, however, identifying as being depressed or helpless is something that evolves over time. It maybe that we can even remember how or when it started even though we may not have any idea what it is.

 Exogenous depression (‘from without’) is a term coined by Psychiatrists and researchers to indicate whether someone’s depression came from an external cause (i.e., stressful or traumatic event). Exogenous depression is always triggered by a life stressor as opposed to Endogenous (feeling like the world is a dark and sad place, because that’s how you feel internally within yourself.)

The symptoms of Exogenous depression could be the result of an external event such as losing a loved one or struggling with guilt or maybe feelings of worthlessness after losing a job. Exogenous or Reactive depression can make the world appear a dark and sad place, because of what is happening externally rather than internally or inside yourself.

What is ‘reactive’ depression?

  • feeling low, bad about ourselves and not wanting to do things
  • having less energy
  • losing interest or enjoyment in activities previously enjoyed
  • lack of concentration/brain fog
  • disturbed sleep
  • loss of appetite
  • lack of self confidence
  • lack of self-worth or feeling worthless

BWRT Depression Programme

When a client approaches therapy there can be a depressive tendency for the therapy to fail, because, for the client it seems that everything in their life appears this way. However, the BWRT L2 Depression programme will look holistically into the symptoms of depression over a period of twelve week and work to help overcome any feelings of failure or stress.

Initially, you will have been diagnosed by a GP and probably prescribed antidepressants before attending the Depression Programme.

Important notice: This programme does not work with endogenous depression or bipolar