Chances are you know someone who is struggling with depression. Because of how common depression is, 2 researchers Paul W. Andrews, and J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., have studied the potential upside of depression.

People with depression are often more sensitive individuals, and are more attuned to the needs of others.

Often those with depression are more in touch with their emotions, and can use their feelings to write, draw or create powerful artwork or music.

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Some philosophers and psychotherapists believe that experiencing depression can help us grow. “Sorrow is the vitamin of growth” is a quote from the late eminent psychoanalyst Elvin Semrad, M.D.

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