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Glossary on Psychological and Spiritual Maturity

Psychology and spiritual life: understanding what is being talked about What is anxiety? Am I sad or depressed?  The doctor mentioned a bipolar disorder. What does that mean? Am I feeling anger, is it a symptom of an illness or just a bad temper?
To understand our psychological world, and the psychological world of others, the first thing is to know what we are talking about.

The present glossary of terms in psychology and spiritual life, seeks to help especially the non-experts to enter into these inseparable and fundamental dimensions to live happily. Many currents of psychology use the same words to refer to similar concepts, but the meanings do not always coincide. This resource is offered to better interpret the different arguments being discussed.   

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Depression: what to say and what not to say

Depression and spiritual lifeSee also useful advice for the spiritual direction of the sick Things not to say in depression:You have to shake yourself out of it, you have to reactDon't just stand there thinking, have some funI mean, there are a lot of people who are worse off than youYou don't have to sit there feeling sorry for yourselfIt’s just your imaginationYou have to grow up, don't be the victimYou don't need anything extra to be happyYou don't look so bad. You look great!It's just a little stress. Little rest and a good tonic and it all goes awayThings aren't so bad, are they?You gotta get out more, you gotta have fun.You only need to find a woman (or man)You should have more sex, that's what’s missingDo as I do, when I'm a little down I take a nice hot bath and after that I feel like another personSmile and the world will smile backEveryone gets depressed sooner or laterThrow yourself into workBut you don't look depressedI think you…