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Re: is this depression

Posted by ruth on July 9, 1999, at 8:37:39

In reply to Re: is this depression, posted by ella on July 9, 1999, at 7:34:33

Is is confusing and scarey sometimes, I totally
agree. Some people are able to treat their depression
with medication, the depression goes away, and they
are able to go off medication with no relaspes. Other
folks keep having relapses and have to go back on medication.
Usually these folks (I'm included in this catagory),
have a biochemical embalance of some sort, a history of
depression in their family, and need to treat with
medication in order to live happy and productive lives.

I can also relate to your being scared of seeing a
therapist. I used to think all that stuff was bunk and
balogny, and
felt that I had more insight than any of the therapists
I'd seen. But time and depression humbled me, and I
finally found a good one, and low and behold, I've
found that talk therapy DOES help. I've learned there's
no shame in it--in fact it's something to be proud of,
b/c it means you think enough of yourself to do what
it takes to be happy and take care of you, and put
yourself first.

This is my simplistic view on medication--you can
try it, if it helps you, great, if you don't like
it, and continue feeling bad about it, you can just
go off the drug and try and figure out other ways
to treat your depression.

But like I said, a good therapist can really help
you sort out these issues. Is IS a big decision,
that's for sure, and shouldn't be taken lightly.




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