Depression has been considered essentially a psycho-bio, social condition. In this paper, a hypnotic/quantum approach to understanding depression is attempted and parallel or co-thinking is designated as quantum thinking, one of the main sources of depressive cognitions. It is the flexibility of the quantum brain that accounts for cognitive distortions. Hypnosis may involve a spectrum of quantum consciousness and has great research value in uncovering non-biological depression. Like many of the alternate states of consciousness, hypnosis may be a neuro-quantum state. In the earlier part of the 2oth century, Frederic Myers recognised that the middle realm of the unconscious mind is the “hypnotic stratum” and is associated with deep hypnosis. The unconscious is increasingly allied with the quantum and it is time to revise the concept of the Freudian unconscious accordingly. The co-existence of a quantum mechanical body and brain is all the time more recognised now in parasciences. If consciousness is transmitted through rather than actually produced by the brain, depression may have a downward causation rather than an upward causation arguable in biological disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Consciousness-based healing is warranted in the treatment of depression. Whether consciousness is the primary generator of clinical depression or it only contributes to the genesis of depression will continue to be a matter for debate in the foreseeable future.
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