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Re: grad school and depression

Posted by Ruth on April 15, 1999, at 20:46:50

In reply to Re: grad school and depression, posted by mila on April 15, 1999, at 13:44:04

>Dear Katherine-
I'm sorry that you are having such a hard time. The struggle to find a med that help can be long and frustrating. Hopefully you're working with a psychopharmacologist who is knowledgeable and whom you feel is in partnership with you to find a solution.
Given your description of how things are going for you I would second the suggestion that you defer starting law school. Although that might be an upsetting possibility for you I believe that were you to start school and not be able to manage it that it would be worse for you. Academia may not be responsive to depression, but we are. Keep writing so we can support you.
> Dear Katherine,
> It looks like we are in the same boat. I've decided to put off graduate school for a year until i find a medication that works. Don't give up on trying different medications. I've tried about seven different meds and still no luck. But there are so many out there and so many combinations to try. you should be proud that you are getting through ugrad despite your illness. Have you considered deferring admission to law school? I know what you mean when you say that some academics do not consider depression a legitimate illness. It is so painfull when you have to ask these sort of people for an extension on an assignment or for a t-grade. Your problems seem severe. I think you should focus on getting better instead of worrying about school. Remember that there is still so many types of treatments out there to try.
> I know, however, that it is hard to resolve to put school aside. I felt like my life was being pulled apart and that I would never amount to anything worthy. But just think how well you could do if you were not ill. And there is a good chance that you might get better. Please hang in there. And please write in this forum. There are people here who could be of great help.




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