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Misdiagnosed Depression in Gifted Adults
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November 21, 2010


Sonia Dabboussi

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How is it that gifted adults, and even children, so easily become depressed?  This is an interesting question that has been touched upon by many authors of many books over many years.

One part of giftedness is experiencing life at a deeper level than the average person — seeing beyond…


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December 6, 2010


MK

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I think part of the depression for me, with regard to being gifted, was that I was so far from the dreams and notions I had for myself growing up, and that gap between who I was and who I wanted to be made me depressed.

I felt trapped in a life I hadn't planned for, one that made me feel like I'd have to put off all that 'dreaming business' until my kids were grown and had left home, which then felt like it was too late.

While not at a conscious level, I see now, that I was held back by many limiting beliefs about being a MOM and simultaneously doing other amazing things in the world. I was trapped by my own thoughts, stuck by no one but myself. Weird to stand in your own way, but I do now understand where a lot of those limiting beliefs came from. They are there to protect you in their own way.

December 6, 2010


Sonia Dabboussi

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You're absolutely right in so many ways. These thoughts are common for a lot of people, except most don't get to the part where they realize they're likely the ones holding themselves back.

The hardest part is when you know you're in your own way, but then have to figure out what to do about it…

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July 17, 2012


A

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Precisely! It has always made me depressed to think of all the possibilities that I could have, and even after recognising I am my biggest enemy, I still feel resentment towards others and life in general. Sometimes I feel so empowered and at other times, utterly helpless.



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