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The Psychology of Depression and Anxiety - Dr. Scott Eilers

What is learned helplessness?

Learned helplessness is a phenomenon where individuals feel that no matter what they do, they can't escape pain or negative outcomes.

A lot of times this comes from abusive situations, harsh criticism, or even internal struggles like depression and anxiety. These beliefs can stick with you, even when circumstances change.

If you've experienced inescapable pain before, you might not realize when you have opportunities for safety and happiness now. Don't assume you're still in the same situation; test the floor of your life for safety and change your perspective.

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What's covered:

00:00 Learned Helplessness in Life

03:11 The Study of Learned Helplessness

06:21 Learned Helplessness: Lessons from Dogs

09:24 Reevaluating Your Life's Cage

Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client. But I do care.

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The Psychology of Depression and Anxiety - Dr. Scott Eilers
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