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Re: I want to die adamie

Posted by sid on December 19, 2001, at 10:00:45

In reply to Re: I want to die Nicole Bardon, posted by adamie on December 18, 2001, at 22:47:03

I disagree. Different approaches can help treat different types of depression. And talking does not just let someone know how you're feeling - it permits you to feel not so lonely with this disease, not so abnormal, and that can help a heck of a lot in the healing process. It might not work for some people, but I would not rule it out in general. Definitions of types depression are fuzzy, doctors can't even tell you what drug works better for what type of depression, we know so little about this darn disease that when we are faced with it, we need to try things that are suitable to us without limitations based on what pharmaceutical companies want us to believe.

Fine, you're not crazy about sharing your thoughts and feelings, it's your choice. However that's what got me out of my major depression (along with acupuncture) even though I've had chronic depression for my entire adult life. I've worked hard to make changes in my thought patterns, as much as I possible can to avoid relapses, and to change some of my self-defeating behavior. It has helped me, even though I am pretty sure I'll be dealing with chronic depression and positive probability of relapses all my life - it runs in the family. Don't ruin it for others who might find some comfort in talking please.

Also, if someone could control the disease, as you seem to imply, one would not have it to start with. Being closed-minded never helped anyone heal from anything.

> i disagree. talking doesn't help the illness itself. it just lets someone know how you are feeling. therapy is more suited for people who have situational anxiety and depression. less for those who have a true illness they cannot control.
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> > Christian, it's hard thinking straight when your brain chemistry is all blown out of shape. Anxiety can be tough to conquer. It requires both meds and therapy. Do you have a good doctor? A Psychiatrist, one who knows psychopharmacology? So many primary care doctors don't know enough. Also, unfortunately, all of us are different chemically and neurochemically, what works for someone else might now work for you and vice versa. Keep trying. It will get better. Do you have a psychotherapist? Everyone should have one of these. Someone to talk to who knows what you're going through and how to help you. Keep going. It will be all right.


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