Posted by FredPotter on July 11, 2007, at 20:31:10
In reply to Re: Did I die and go to hell? To Fred, posted by deniseuk190466 on July 11, 2007, at 15:04:44
No I haven't had ECT. I was on Nardil for 6.5 weeks before it worked. I ramped up the dose gradually to 75mg/day. I saw a therapist who said that mental suffering helped me learn compassion (the growing soul is watered best by tears of sadness). I reject this. I've always been compassionate. Also if I don't believe in a hereafter what would I be learning it for, if the suffering goes into old age?
Perhaps I shouldn't have recommended those books. Have you read "Against Depression" by Peter Kramer? It's not a self-help book but a scholarly look at depression as a physically devastating illness. We deserve treatment, and for it to be taken very seriously and discussed openly.
BTW have you seen the thread I started on Ketamine? It gives new hope