Positive Affirmation Makes One Feel Worse

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•20 May 15, 2012

According to a study published in the journal Psychological Science, repeating positive affirmations like "I am a lovable person" makes depressed people feel worse. What do you think?

  • “Well, then, what are the magic words you're supposed to say to cure depression?”

    Robert McMinn –
    Night Baker

  • “You're a wonderful person for letting me know that!”

    Terion Neal –
    Back Tacker

  • “That’s why I constantly mumble something a bit more realistic, like, ‘You are wearing pants,’ to help me through the day.”

    Josh Siedow –
    Unemployed

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