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Depression – understanding it is half the battle won
Some might view those of us who are bored as, “Not bored…Just boring”.
True? Or just an oversimplification? Some of seem quite comfortable with what others would term boring. How do you categorize “adrenaline junkies”? On the other hand, do you just like to keep busy?
“Scientists have actually identified a new type of boredom that they call apathetic boredom which is described as an unpleasant form of the emotion that resembles helplessness or depression. Accordingly, there are four other kinds of boredom based on levels arousal.
Indifferent boredom: A state where a person feels relaxed, withdrawn and indifferent to their surroundings.
Calibrating boredom: Uncertain boredom but receptive to change or distraction.
Searching boredom: When a person’s restless and is looking for change or a distraction.
Reactant boredom: When a person is motivated to leave a situation for specific alternatives.
Dr. Goetz and researchers, “We therefore speculate that experiencing specific boredom types might, to some degree, be due to personality-specific dispositions”. (Miracle N.Goetz, Psy.D, in Springer’s journal Motivation and Emotion. http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/bored-you-could-actually-be-suffering-from-depression/)
Seek professional help: You wouldn’t try to self-medicate or refuse to believe you have a problem if you suffered from a heart disease would you? The same goes for the mind. Denial – self or otherwise – simply compounds the problem. The fact is that unlike other diseases which are either untreatable or whose treatment costs are expensive, depression has an economic and cost-effective solution. It’s imperative to get professional help and there’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in consulting a therapist or counsellor. (Nirmalya Dutta, Depression – understanding it is half the battle won, January 2013 in thehealthsite.com)
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