How People Who Are Depressed Use Language Differently To Most Other People

I found this little article interesting and thought that I would share it here. It was written by a PhD student at the Univesity of Reading in the UK, who has been involved in some studies that have looked at language usage amongst depressed and non-depressed persons. Some general findings from this work have identified that depressed persons tend to use far more personal pronouns when discussing experiences such as "I" and "me" and far fewer second and third person pronouns such as "they" or "them" than non-depressed persons. Depressed persons were also far more likely to use words that are indicative of negative emotions. Furthermore, they are more likely to use absolutist words such as "always", "completely", "never", and "absolutely" than people who were not depressed. You can read the article by clicking the link below.

People With Depression Use Language Differently - Here's How To Spot It