FEB 25, 2019 7:10 PM PST

Does Depression Make You More Realistic?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Does Depression Make You More Realistic?

Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

Psychologists believe that as humans we think we are actually better at things then we really are—this fueled the idea that depressed people have a more realistic outlook in life since they don’t see themselves in that context. However, recent research proves otherwise that depressed people are not always objective and realistic in their views.

Watch the video above to learn more!

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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