Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

August 27, 2015 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

A very nice piece. Friends can be helpful.

Petite Girls Guide

Friendships & Recovery

“It’s not always easy to know how to help a friend who’s struggling with depression.”

“It turns out that just being there for that person might be the best thing that you can do, according to a new British study.”

“Research from the Universities of Manchester and Warwick, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Academy, suggests that being around people with healthy moods can play a major role in the recovery of individuals with depressive symptoms, ranging from low mood to clinical depression. Spending time with people who are depressed, however, doesn’t make a healthy person any more likely to become depressed themselves.”

“In other words, good moods may be contagious — but bad ones aren’t.”

“There is a lot of evidence that people influence each others’ mood,” Dr. Thomas House, an applied mathematician at Manchester and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington…

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