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Old July 30 2013, 12:06 AM   #31
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

It comes and goes for me. Although, I took the holistic approach with change ups in diet and excercise. What works for some may not work for others.
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Old July 30 2013, 01:10 AM   #32
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

Yes, as long as I can remember. I bopped around from therapist to therapist when I was a kid and eventually had to start taking antidepressants and found the right therapist for myself. Then I started making life changes, which it sounds like you need to do, and my life began to improve. The depression has not gone away completely, and might never, but it's better now.
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Old July 30 2013, 07:54 AM   #33
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

I have been thinking about things I can do which might help.

Actually have looked into volunteering for 2-3 hours on the weekends at the local animal shelter, might be something to break the rut, and i generally get on better with animals than people haha.

also looking into seeing a professional about all of this, i'm scared of doctors which is why i have been putting it off, but I guess it's time.
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Old July 30 2013, 08:51 AM   #34
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

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You start to realize that it's a bunch of lies, and you can separate "your thoughts" from "lies my depression tells me to keep me from getting the help I really need."
This is propably slightly off-topic but is that ^ typical for depression? I'm curious because I never experienced my depression like that.
In my case it was a little like the things people tell who were in a koma: they were unable to move and communicate but absolutely able to register what was going on around them.
I felt much like that. My thoughts were crystal-clear and focused - no illusions or delusions or anything trying to tell me things -, only I had no control over my actions. I kindof stood beside myself and watched in horror how the depression remote-controlled me.

I never took any medication (I have a rather risky job that requires me to be fully alert at all times and these meds influence your reaction time), but managed to break the depression's hold over me by eating tons of chocolate and by talking with a few really good friends *waves at Santaman, Jim Gamma and Daystrom*

Btw, sleeping with an ipod or mp3 player with your favourite audiobooks helps, too. It propably resurrects childhood memories of someone telling you a bedtime story.
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Old July 30 2013, 01:35 PM   #35
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
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You start to realize that it's a bunch of lies, and you can separate "your thoughts" from "lies my depression tells me to keep me from getting the help I really need."
This is propably slightly off-topic but is that ^ typical for depression? I'm curious because I never experienced my depression like that.
In my case it was a little like the things people tell who were in a koma: they were unable to move and communicate but absolutely able to register what was going on around them.
I felt much like that. My thoughts were crystal-clear and focused - no illusions or delusions or anything trying to tell me things -, only I had no control over my actions. I kindof stood beside myself and watched in horror how the depression remote-controlled me.
I dunno. It was always the case with me. But then, nobody has ever labeled me as "normal" or "typical."
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Old July 31 2013, 04:15 AM   #36
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

I used to have depression, then it went into recession. Now it's a Mania.
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Old July 31 2013, 04:49 AM   #37
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Re: Anyone else have depression?

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
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You start to realize that it's a bunch of lies, and you can separate "your thoughts" from "lies my depression tells me to keep me from getting the help I really need."
This is propably slightly off-topic but is that ^ typical for depression? I'm curious because I never experienced my depression like that.
In my case it was a little like the things people tell who were in a koma: they were unable to move and communicate but absolutely able to register what was going on around them.
I felt much like that. My thoughts were crystal-clear and focused - no illusions or delusions or anything trying to tell me things -, only I had no control over my actions. I kindof stood beside myself and watched in horror how the depression remote-controlled me.
I can relate with CD. It felt like I was fighting, I guess myself, but not myself. I didn't say "I'm stupid/worthless" buy "You're stupid/worthless." And then I realized that wasn't "me" talking, because when I fought those thoughts, it was with "I'm not stupid." "I'm"! So for me, definitely a secondary in there.

And it sometimes seemed like a battle going on in my head, definitely two sides fighting, clashing...like knights at a castle, lots of sound that just made noise in my head. Not hallucinatory or delusional. I knew it wasn't real. But it was mentally loud, in the way of clear thinking. It was sooooo nice to end that battle. The counselor I talked to, when I finally did so, said some of this was likely due to my heavy use of analogy in understanding and explaining things.
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