Posted by bulldog2 on April 29, 2007, at 12:54:27
In reply to Am I just a depressive person, posted by jenny80 on April 28, 2007, at 16:38:30
> Firstly I would like to thank you all for your messages over the last few days. They have been a life-saver.
> I am beginning to think that you who respond to treatment are naturally quite extravert and fun people but suffer from this illness.
> However, I feel i am just a depressive person. I have always tended to be very quiet and school, would be scared to put my hand up to answer a question. I am no fun at all. I hardly speak to people to bring up a conversation and the only thing i enjoyed at school was homework.
> May be this is why antidepressants dont work for me. Im not an optimist like you all. My whole being is of reservation and introversion and that doesn't make for a happy life.
> I have tried CBT and psychoanalysis but you can't change the person you were born to be.
Peter Kramer talks about this in his book "Listening to Prozac". There are people who are born with rejection sensitive personalities. This leads to always being in a state of high stress which can bring on depression. Regardless of wether you are born with certain traits should have nothing to do with your outcome with ads. Peter Kramer has had good outcomes in these cases. Basically we're a product of our brain chemistry and experiences. The right combo of meds can alter that. Rejection sensitivity seems to repsond well to maois.