14 FALSE beliefs of depressed people

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I am 'bad'

I am 'lazy'

I am a 'coward'

I should be happy

My depression helps me in some way

My depression is my fault

I am knowledgeable

Other people are knowledgeable

My depression is caused by my situation

My thoughts are reliable

My emotions are reliable

I will be punished (for something)

'My' emotions are mine


NOTE: all the above beliefs are false, although some may appear to be
true on first reading. It is necessary to think about them
 
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I hate to gatecrash the mutual admiration party but I can only count 13 - unlucky for some.

Was number 14 the clincher?
 
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other false beliefs include:

There is no future

I will never get better
 
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there was some research were tthey got depressed people and non depressed people to do a computer game whether you won or lost was random. the depressed people felt they had no control of the results whilst the non depressed people felt that they'd influenced the result
 
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does anyone think that there is such a thing as 'laziness' or 'cowardice' ?
 
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Its worth pointing out that the 14 false beliefs in the 1st post of this thread
are genuinely false, & aren't just "positive affirmations" that may or may not be true but which would help you if you believed in them,
 
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there was some research were tthey got depressed people and non depressed people to do a computer game whether you won or lost was random. the depressed people felt they had no control of the results whilst the non depressed people felt that they'd influenced the result
So that says that the depressed people were actually right because they truly didn't influence the result , it was random? Or did I misunderstand ?
 
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Depressed people are just as knowledgeable as others in most ways and more so about the pain of depression, it depends what you mean by knowledgeable. If number 14 is the NOTE then everything in that is false too, the beliefs are all true and it doesn't require thinking about.

So I take it someone miscounted then. Or was number 14 the NOTE?
 
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I am 'bad'

I am 'lazy'

I am a 'coward'

I should be happy

My depression helps me in some way

My depression is my fault

I am knowledgeable

Other people are knowledgeable

My depression is caused by my situation

My thoughts are reliable

My emotions are reliable

I will be punished (for something)

'My' emotions are mine


NOTE: all the above beliefs are false, although some may appear to be
true on first reading. It is necessary to think about them
Thanks for sharing this!
 
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I don't know, I'm just saying that if the note at the bottom is the 14th false belief, then everything in that statement is false, too. Is that the 14th belief? Was just wondering..