Perfectly Hidden Depression; Interview with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

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Are you hiding your depression behind a smile?

People who are experiencing depression carry with them a lot of deep feelings such as the fear of being judged, fear of burdening others, guilt, embarrassment, and the concern of appearing to be weak.

Though it is often easier to mask our depression behind a smile than to confront these
feelings, doing so will result in deeper pain.

Would you like to learn the characteristics of a Perfectly Hidden Depression and discover helpful ways on how to properly deal with it?

In this episode of ‘Happy and Healthy Mind with Dr. Rozina,’ our guest,  Dr. Margaret Rutherford discussed the difference between constructive and destructive perfectionism to overcome the pretentious way of dealing with depression by increasing self-compassion and self-acceptance.

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years and is the author of the book ‘Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression’ (published 11/1/2019). 

In her book, Dr. Margaret bolsters her own clinical experience with real-life stories as well as the most recent research on the dangers of perfectionism. She’s passionate about the message that, although depression can be heavily masked by perfectionism, its damage can be devastating. That person may or may not be aware of the loneliness and despair that’s growing more potent underneath his/her accomplishments.

Watch this video so you can break free from the chains of perfectionism that mask your depression.

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In this interview, you will learn:

0:00 min – Introduction

02:36 min – Characteristics of Perfectly Hidden Depression (How this topic became important in Dr. Rutherford’s life)

07:32 min – How to diagnose perfectly hidden depression?

09:41 min – Traits of a person with perfectly hidden depression

14:19 min – Life of a person with perfectly hidden depression

18:50 min – The 5 C’s of healing and treating Perfectly Hidden Depression syndrome

18:55 min – Stage 1: Consciousness

19:27 min – Stage 2: Commitment

24:25 min – Stage 3: Confrontation

25:56 min – Stage 4: Connection

26:43 min – Stage 5: Change

28:34 min – Free Gift from Dr. Rutherfors: Ebook: “Perfectly Hidden Depression; How to Break Free from Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression”
(follow the steps found below to get this free resource)

31:31 min – Special of the day: How do we decide when to seek treatment for anxiety and depression?

Now you have three ways to get the FREE resources shared in this program, 

  1. Text “Joyful” to 38470 or
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So what was your biggest takeaway from this interview and is there a question you would like me to address in the next session? Let me know by replying to this email/post.  

By sharing, you will participate in the mission of spreading joy and happiness and live a full life.

Remember, every day is a new opportunity to heal and get better.

Every day you are presented with a choice. So choose to break free from things that are holding you back from living your best life.

Dedicated to your health and happiness, 

Dr. Rozina

P.S: Would you like to reduce your worry, anxiety, and stress? You can learn some of the most effective yet easy to practice techniques in this audiobook “Stress To Joy”. You can listen to it while walking, driving, or doing chores. And you can get it FREE with Audible signup today at  http://bit.ly/STJABB. Imagine, how happier, healthier and successful you could feel if you could minimize your stress and maximize your joy!

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