The DAD Effect: Depression Addiction and Denial

Article appearing in PSYCOM by John Riddle

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In the article, "The DAD Effect: Depression Addiction and Denial, John Riddle writes:

"It happens to the best of us. We are living life and enjoying every moment of it. Then suddenly things start spinning out of control and we wonder what happened. Where did our joy go? Why are we feeling this way? It does not matter where we grew up or went to school. It does not matter what type of job we have or where we live. What matters is that life has tossed us a curveball and things are not turning out the way we thought they would. And before we know it, we become depressed and search for an addiction to cope with our feelings. At the same time, of course, we are completely in denial about everything."