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Re: what is being treated? baseball55

Posted by SLS on December 7, 2017, at 21:48:24

In reply to Re: what is being treated?, posted by baseball55 on December 7, 2017, at 17:58:04

Hi BB55.

> Therapy helped me A LOT. I did begin to experience, about a year into therapy, my first really bad descents into long and severe depressions. So I guess it might seem like it didn't help much at all. But at least, by then, I was able to ask for help. Before I would just have killed myself. And whenever the depression lifted for periods, I was able to function well, interact more meaningfully with other people, be more aware of what I was feeling and thinking.
> When the worst of the depression lifted 4-1/2 years ago, I was a transformed person, thanks to therapy. Several severe (but not long-lived, thanks to abilify) depressive episodes over the last few years reinforce my certainty that depression is a neurobiological problem for me.
> But in so many other ways, I function at a much higher level, with much higher emotional IQ than I ever had before.

Yes. Along with feeling better in the present and understanding the past, I looked at therapy as a sort of preparation for my moving forward in life - just as soon as my freedom from depression would allow. I wanted to be as psychologically healthy as possible so that I could start running right away. So, psychotherapy helped me to clean up the mess that was my childhood. I still have work to do, but much of that has to do with the lack of life experience.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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