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Pain and Hopelessness in Depression


Hopelessness in depression is a rather debilitating reality. It’s a feeling of utter emptiness and a belief that nothing you do will make things better. It takes away all of a person’s self-worth and leads to fatigue, lack of self-esteem, and even suicidal ideation in many cases. Søren Kierkegaard, the 19th-century Danish philosopher and father of Existentialism, used to say that depression becomes a curse when mixed with despair and hopelessness. He defined it as a spiritual disorder. One in which a person ceases to find meaning. Nothing could be more annihilating than living in that nothingness where one loses…

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