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Re: sex, work and a life with depression?

Posted by Elizabeth on December 13, 1998, at 19:44:11

In reply to Re: sex, work and a life with depression?, posted by Nancy on December 2, 1998, at 18:32:04

> How can all you people be having sex, going to work, and having a life. My bipolar depression has been both, totally incapacitating and treatment resistive. Except for being in the hospital, I haven't been able to go anywhere or do anything for a year and a half.
> Are all of you sure that you really suffer from depression???

Nancy, without getting involved in the flaming that has followed :-), let me say that some people are able to carry on their daily activities and enjoy simple pleasures (such as food and sex) to some extent while depressed. They may have "reactive mood," where they are able to be "cheered up" to some extent when good things happen. This does not mean they do not have depressive illness. (They may, indeed, use work, food, sex, etc. as an escape from the despair they feel.)

Hope this explains a little bit.





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