So..can't summon the energy or the courage to write...every little comment throws you back into your misery..the next thing you know you're in the midst of a full-fledged writer's block.But don't undepressed writers write lightweight mind-fluff? I wrote the The Deed of Paksenarrion when less depressed than I'd been for years, most of it while taking anti-depressant medication.Isolation, introspection, lack of physical exercise, irregular hours, less than perfect diet, and lack of exposure to sunlight--all may cause a depression, or worsen one.So also do financial and professional uncertainty--the lack of control of events which writers experience in every aspect of their work.
I could not have sustained the energy and organization it took to write that monster if I'd been as depressed as I had been (and have been since.) So--how do you know if your writing will improve if you are less depressed?
If you can get your Beck score down below 5 (honestly below 5, no cheating) with these exercises alone, then do it, and heave a sigh of relief.
But what if you're so depressed you can't do the exercises, or you can't get your score that low? You may need an anti-depressant medication as well as cognitive therapy (at home or with a therapist) and/or additional forms of therapy.
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To these, some writers add alcohol or drug addiction (yup, these do contribute to depression); others are taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs which enhance any tendency to depression.