Why Self-Care is Hard for Depressed Individuals 

REBLOG: I just happened upon this particular post by “Jeanette_ptsd” and just had to reblog it. Self-care for people with severe depression.

My Life with PTSD & Bipolar

I struggle with self care daily. It’s hard for many, me included to understand why self care feels so hard to accomplish. I must write out checklist stating “brush teeth, take a shower and clean room. But if we take a look at this situation as being a neurobiological issue in the frontal lobes it may make better sense. I was reading Deborah Serani Psy.D. Why Self-Care is Hard for Depressed Individuals. Understanding how frontal lobe dysfunction impairs self-care.Deborah Serani Psy.D.wrote“Looking after yourself, or self-care, is vital to physical, emotional and mental well-being. Self-care is best defined as the ability to take proper care of your daily living needs, like eating, sleeping, grooming. In short, self-care is care provided for you, by you. But when you live with depression, self-care can sometimes feel unattainable. You’re tired, listless, with feelings of despair and corrosive thoughts that push…

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