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Depression is more than a feeling. It's like a chart with lines going here and there, up and down. That's why feeling better doesn't quite cut an accurate assessment. To effectively manage a particular depression, you must have a constant read on the style of thinking depression takes, which emotions dominate, what perceptions overtake, and where your beliefs about yourself land. Turning these around and keeping them in check is hard work, but one worth your time.
The same can be said about anxiety, only from a different angle. There are various forms of anxieties and, for sure, they have more than worry on their minds. Anxiety has a speed that overwhelms your thinking process. Microsoft or Apple do well with such high speeds. Not us!
Jumping immediately to meditation might not be the best route. Just like you would slowly introduce new behavior to a puppy, you want to first understand the old and introduce the new. As the old saying goes, "All in moderation."
And then there is trauma with a small "t" or a capital "T". The latter is what constitutes a diagnosis. Little "t" refers to experience we consider traumatic and that have impacted our lives, only short of a diagnosis. My understanding of research is that many can recover from experiences. What lingers are the triggers. You know, those sensations or associations that can unconsciously remind us of that terrible past. Once you can spot them, you can read your present world more accurately.