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Lindsay – Chapter 6

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Lindsay – Chapter 6 Saturday, Lindsay cried herself to sleep on the couch. The next morning, Sunday, was equally depressing: it was raining and cold, despite being a summer day. She had been diagnosed with depression months earlier, but she refused to take antidepressant medication. She did not believe it could help her and she was […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 7

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Lindsay – Chapter 7 Depression is difficult for everyone who suffers from it. Called MDD or Major Depressive Disorder in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) published by the APA (American Psychiatric Association), it is a debilitating mental illness. People often think that depression is simply feeling blue, but it’s so much more than that. First, […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 8

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Lindsay – Chapter 8 Lindsay started crying again. She was quite unstable lately. She wondered if she should listen to her doctor and take antidepressants. But then she remembered that all medication had side effects. She also knew that some medication reducing anxiety was addictive. She was afraid of that too. In her younger years she […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 9

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Lindsay – Chapter 9 Lindsay was feeling more and more depressed, so she turned to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The academic literature praises the therapy and shows that in conjunction with antidepressant medication, CBT is more effective at fighting depression than medication alone. CBT rests on the premise that our thoughts influence our emotions. Thus, the […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 10

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Lindsay – Chapter 10 Lindsay wanted to go back to school, but she had no idea what subject to take. She had graduated in Fine Arts, but that did not lead her to a job. Sometimes, it seemed to her that all employers wanted was references and experience. However, she had neither. She had had a […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 11

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Lindsay – Chapter 11 Lindsay woke up at 7:30. She always woke up early, even on Sundays and falling back asleep seemed impossible. She considered that to be a positive thing, since that meant that waking up at 6:00 would be an easier transition if she finally found a job. She lived in a big city […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 12

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Lindsay – Chapter 12 Lindsay’s efforts were rewarded as she found a job. The job was far from what she hoped for since she wanted to be an executive assistant and instead found a job as a waitress. However, at least she found a job and could now begin to pay her bills on her own. […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 14

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Lindsay – Chapter 14 Lindsay liked her first job in many years. She had finally found employment after a very long search. She sent out so many resumes and had passed so many interviews that she had almost given up. She even tried to be a grocery clerk despite having a bachelor degree. But they didn’t […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 15

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Lindsay – Chapter 15 Today was a holiday, Lindsay did not have to work. Lindsay woke up at six in the morning and could not go back to sleep. She stayed in bed until ten. When she finally got up, she wondered why she just laid there thinking negative thoughts. Her problems kept weighting her down, […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 16

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Lindsay – Chapter 16 A month went by since Lindsay found her job as a waitress. By now she knew everybody and, as always, some people liked while others did not. For example, one waiter completely ignored her. He never said hi or talked to her whatsoever. Lindsay was the kind of person for whom […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 17

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Lindsay – Chapter 17 After refusing a couple of dates, Lindsay finally went to a romantic rendez-vous with Brandon. Like a true gentleman, he picked her up at her home. At first she gave it some serious thought. She didn’t necessarily want someone who was still a stranger to know where she lived. But they had […]

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Lindsay – Chapter 18

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Lindsay – Chapter 18 Lindsay always wanted to become an accountant. However, it was a lot easier to say than to do… In order to become an accountant, she had to go back to university and earn another degree. The degree she had was in Fine Arts and it was pretty much useless to her. What […]

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