“Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
Blue on blue now that we are through…
Now the trees are bare
There’s sadness in the air
And I’m as blue as I can be”
– “Blue on Blue”, Bobby Vinton
Neglect to change the water in a fish tank, and it will soon cloud over. Depression clouds the judgment of abuse victims, in much the same way.
Causes of Depression
Depression is a serious illness characterized by changes in brain chemistry. Genetics, stress, major traumas such as war and child abuse, and medical conditions including AIDS, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus can all play a role.
Grief at the loss of a loved one is generally distinguished from depression. The first can, however, lead to the second .
Shift Toward Blue
With depression, we see the world through “blue colored” glasses, no longer capable of assessing ourselves or our situation…
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