Posted by T_R_D on March 19, 2003, at 9:05:46
In reply to Re: Does Depression make you Stupid???, posted by annlanka on March 18, 2003, at 20:18:09
Man, does it EVER! I always ge extremely forgetful--like, 5 times to get out the door because I'm leaving something behind (wallet, keys, papers or knapsacks, sunglasses...you name it!) Another thing that tends to happen is almost aphasic. I forget what things are called and have a hard time thinking of the right words to say when I'm describing something. It is incredibly frustrating not to be able to speak correctly!!! My concentration also takes a nosedive so I don't feel I can retain anything that I read etc...
I'm sorry you had to drop out. I know how that feels as I took about a 6-month leave from my last job. I felt like an utter and total failure and to top it all off--they fired me! Not outrightly for depression but I know that was the *real* reason. They started making up these bogus rules that were impossible to follow and nailed me. After 9 years of service...
Anyway, the point is, you're not a failure, you're just sick. You have a severe illness that takes time to heal. Are you seeking any sort of treatment right now? Keep up with it--it'll save your life.
> hey guys- i am so fogged out now that i have depression- no joke. I had to drop out of school this quarter cause i had no concentration and lack of interest in all academic related activities. All i want to do is stuff my face with cookies and sleep.
> however, i must say the depression has made me think more deeply(i know that sounds corny) and search for meaning in life in general.. so in a sense, i guess i am smarter. However, is it worth it if it is so depressing in the end?