You are not depressed when you read a new book, but you may be feeling a little sad when you sit down to finish a book.
Your brain, according to new research, can only handle so much information, so when the brain is overwhelmed by information, you may feel sad.
The study, led by Dr. Brian R. Leiter, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and published in the journal PLoS ONE, was a preliminary analysis of the results of a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
They found that reading a book that had a negative tone and/or a message about the depression-related illness or disease was associated with feeling more sad than reading a positive book.
This research raises important questions for people with depression, including:How much is a book really helping you feel?
If you have depression and/and you have a diagnosis, what can you do about it?
You might think you can stop reading a bad book.
But if you do, your brain may become overwhelmed by the information, and you may start to feel depressed.
The researchers say that in the long term, this may be a sign of depression.
You are more likely to get depressed when your brain is stressed, and reading negative information may be one of the most stressful situations in your life, the researchers say.
The researchers analyzed the results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) on more than 3,400 adolescents, which is a nationally representative sample of teenagers aged 12 to 18.
The study found that people who read a lot of negative information and were depressed were less likely to stay in school, get a high school diploma, or graduate from college.
They found that the more negative the message, the greater the likelihood that a person with depression would stay in the study, but that the effect was less for students who were happy and positive.
The negative messages did not affect the students who read positive messages.
For students with depression and depression symptoms, positive messages tended to be more positive and less stressful.
For the participants with symptoms of depression, the positive messages were less stressful, but the negative messages were still more stressful.
The students with the highest levels of negative and positive messages reported feeling more depressed than students who had fewer negative messages, the authors write.
What should you do if you are depressed?
If a book is depressing or a negative message is too much for you, you should read a different book, they suggest.
You should also ask yourself if the book you read is a good fit for you.
The authors note that the study was observational and that they can’t definitively conclude that reading more negative messages is a sign that a book might be good for you or that it would help you feel better.
But they suggest that reading positive messages may help you think about the negative experiences you are having and help you make changes in your thinking, behavior and relationships.
The next step is to ask yourself what books you want to read.