A new study shows that the hippocampus – the part of the brain that supports memory – is less active in people with depression, who therefore have trouble not only remembering, but also imagining.
Once again, we see that the all too common advice to simply think more positively, just isn’t possible for people dealing with depression. The brain simply isn’t capable of responding like that. It’s not functioning correctly and needs treatment, the same way you would get treatment if your thyroid was not functioning correctly.
You wouldn’t tell someone with a thyroid condition to just think about it working, would you?