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MEANINGLESSNESS and EXISTENTIAL DEPRESSION "It is here that we encounter the central theme of existentialism: to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering." - Victor Frankl Talk about it: firstname.lastname@example.org What's the point? We all get up in the morning, go to bed in the evening, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep, and work, day after day after day, but . . . What's it all about?
Do you have issues with your dysfunctional inner child? Send me your favourite examples of psychobabble and I will publish them here on PsyBlog. My first experience of 'psychobabble' was at school. Kids used to shout an abusive epithet across the playground and when some poor soul turned around to look they all cried in unison, "Complex!"
Perhaps it's time to 'get really OCD' about cleaning the fridge? Thanks to everyone for the great response to my request for psychobabble you love to hate. Here are the best 30 submissions (including a few of my own). Have a read and then vote below so we can crown our most hated piece of psychobabble! 1. "My pet peeve is the use of OCD in, I get really OCD about cleaning my kitchen.
We're all disordered now. Recently I asked for your (least) favourite examples of psychobabble - technical psychological terms used out of context. You responded with many great suggestions, 30 of which I published. 750 of you (and counting) voted for your favourite and now the results are in. There are three clear front-runners who received one-third of the votes between them. And so, without further ado...drum roll please...the most-hated psychobabble top 3 are:
Overcoming Guilt in Depression by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. “There is a voice that says I’m doing something terribly wrong and that I’m a horrible person,” said Therese Borchard, author of the book Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes .
Edit Edited by 30stm_Sheri, Horses4Ever, Rob S, Krystle and 203 others Noticing the signals that people send out with their body language is a very useful social skill. Some of us can read it naturally and some of us are notoriously oblivious. Fortunately, with a little extra attentiveness, you can learn to read body language, and with enough practice it'll become second nature.