Understanding depression

Living with Depression: depression through the eyes of a psychotherapist

As a psychotherapist, I find the most useful way of helping the people I work with understand and manage depression is through the lens of the body – what is happening in terms of nervous system arousal, and also psychobiologically. Through this lens, depression is understood as being stuck in a pattern of parasympathetic (low) nervous system arousal. Also, called hypo-arousal.