1“Always” and “Never”
According to a recent UK study, the absolutist language is one of the ways that people with symptoms of depression used to hide their real feelings. So if you heard someone saying things like “I am never going to do this” or “this always happens”, then you should take note.
However, these words might be used by everyone from time to time, but those with depression use it as a pattern language because the brain’s frontal lobes are affected negatively when depression occurs. So thinking, judgment, and reasoning is impaired, which eventually leads to nothing-or-all thinking.
The black and white thinking comes along with depression, and it makes people focus on what they “should” be doing while they are reflecting on life and themselves. To have a negative image of yourself or any thought of self-loathing means that depression might be knocking on the doors.
Many studies have shown that depression makes people feel stuck and incapable to switch their feelings and thoughts in a positive direction. Plus, feeling like you “should” be doing something specific makes people more depressed.