If you have read Dr. Penewit’s other posts about depression, then you know the pain and agony that the depressed face on a daily basis.
What does happen when this temperament goes into a dark mood?
These people feel as if a wet soggy blanket has been thrown over them and they can’t really see the light of day. They live in a fog and can’t really think clearly, which causes them to go into a deeper depression. We call this “dark moods”. Because this depression keeps these people from getting a night’s sleep they begin to go into despair. They can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and so they are always trying to reach the light but they are never able to do so.
Their judgments begin to cloud up and they are not certain which way to go or even which way is up. They begin to think of ways to stop the agony such as self medication (drugs alcohol or sex), self mutilation (cutting) or even suicide. Even though these individuals know that these things are wrong they feel a drawing toward them. Most of the time they can resist the thought of suicide but they will most likely self medicate in one form or another.
Don’t miss Dr W H Penewit’s next post entitled “Depression…what happens in the “Black Moods'”