Decisions, Decisions: Not So Easy When You’re Depressed

“Several studies have shown that depressed people are especially likely to regret their decisions, so the anticipatory regret handcuffs them and they can’t make future decisions. According to the authors of the Cognitive Therapy and Research study:  Anticipatory regret likely serves as a warning mechanism, protecting a decision-maker from bad decisions and prompting them to reevaluate possible alternatives. Inappropriate or excessive regret can thereby impair future decision-making.”

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Source: everydayhealth.com by Therese Borchard, Jun 22, 2016

 

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