Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: hospitalization

Posted by Noa on November 1, 1999, at 19:06:19

In reply to Re: hospitalization, posted by Ruth on November 1, 1999, at 18:53:34

I agree with what Ruth said about the relief from some of the pressure that comes with a more intensive treatment modality, such as hospitalization. When I was really in the throes of the worst depression a couple of months ago, and was seriously suicidal, my therapist's "take charge" approach helped a lot. We made a contract that I would not harm myself, and if I felt I might, I would go into the hospital. It felt like handing over some responsibility for clear thinking, with, of course, the recognition that I WASN'T thinking clearly. It was like suspending my confused thinking and letting the therapist navigate for a while, until I could do it for myself. For me this meant seeing the pdoc immediately and getting an increase in meds. The contingency was that if that didn't work, there would be another med to try, or perhaps hospitalization if needed. The increased dose worked, albeit with some annoying "side" effects, but I started to feel better. Still struggling, but there is no comparison between the depressed feelings I have now and that awful, deep, dark hole I was in a couple of months ago when I really came to beleive that death was the only answer. So, don't rule out hospitalization--it could really help. Keep it as part of your crisis plan with your shrink.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Noa thread:13880