We know that many people suffer from psychological diseases, but not many of us can actually relate to them. What is it like to have an anxiety disorder? How can you describe it to someone that has never had an experience like that? Psychologist Douglas Amorim came up with an idea to create a photo essay that will tell the stories of his own patients and their suffering. The world needs to be more compassionate and people need to at least try and understand what others are going through. His photo essay is called “Depressive Intimacy” and it features some of the most staggering photos of psychological illnesses.
Douglas Amorim is trying to draw more attention to issues of suicides and what causes them. Each photo from his essay depicts a certain emotional state or mental illness. The photo here portrays emotional blunting, when a person is in a state of depression and is unable to do even the simplest things.
Amorim reveals that all of his patients complain that they suffer from the inability of their friends and family to understand what they were going through. That’s why he wanted to create this photo essay – to make people with psychological illnesses feel understood. To urge them go and get some help. This photo depicts a feeling that one’s self doesn’t matter as if a person was just an object.
He really wanted to depict the anguish his patients were feeling so their friends and family would have a better understanding of their illnesses and conditions. This photo is about the anxiety disorder.