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Why does seeing a therapist scare you...

Posted by Mare on July 9, 1999, at 8:40:09

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

... Maybe your answer to this question will spark something for you. As far as medication goes -- depression is a BIOLOGICAL illness. It is chemicals gone haywire. Antidepressants work on those chemicals. They do not provide a high, like a street drug will. They just re-balance your chemicals. That's laymen's language for you, huh? But that's the easiest way to describe it. But most of us also need talk therapy, too, to help us adjust, or to help with coping mechanisms we used while depressed. So, medication does not just mask problems, but gives you a tool to tackle those problems. Gives you hope and energy. Smiling, laughing comes easier. My suggestion to you is the same as Chris' -- see a therapist ASAP. Therapists are professionals. You will be surprised at how much you will learn about yourself. They are trained in these issues, the ones you are dealing with. Don't attempt to deal with it on your own. If your therapist suggests that you see a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation, DO IT! If your therapist thinks that talk therapy can do the trick for you, DO IT! You wouldn't try to fix a broken leg by yourself, would you? Don't try to fix your broken heart, broken emotions, etc. by yourself. GOOD LUCK! Please let us know how you are doing. I speak as someone who was in your shoes a year ago. Now, I'm in talk therapy, taking Celexa, and doing really well, and wishing I had done this YEARS ago. But I don't look back, only forward. Looking back does nothing. Looking forward is actually exciting now!




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