Good grief! The "I’m depressed but a realist" argument seems to be weak
Mental Health Depression Depressive Realism

Good grief! The "I’m depressed but a realist" argument seems to be weak

Dr. Ángel V. Jiménez
Dr. Ángel V. Jiménez

In 10 seconds? Recent research casts doubt about the validity of a classical theory in psychology popularly known as ‘depressive realism’.

What do you mean by ‘depressive realism’? Depressive realism refers to the idea that people with depressive symptoms are more realistic in their judgments about their own control over reality than people without depression who, in turn, tend to be overly optimistic.

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