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  1. Sep 2020
    1. Further, the group three dogs who believed they had no control over their suffering exhibited symptoms very similar to clinical depression in humans, suggesting that a major cause of depression may be a sense of helplessness in our life situation.


    2. The underlying motivation for all of these beliefs is called “learned helplessness.” In short, it’s a mental state where, as a result of past experiences, we believe we can’t do anything about a certain stimulus.

      I can so relate to this and it's something I think I would like to write about in the context of my own current transition at the age of 48 into something completely new. It will tie in nicely with the article idea I have entitled "I Can't Write'.