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Re: My Brothers PCB

Posted by linkadge on August 18, 2019, at 18:10:36

In reply to My Brothers, posted by PCB on August 18, 2019, at 15:50:55

Stress can certainly cause or contribute to depressive disorders.

For example, I often apply to jobs, get called for an interview and then back out. I've passed up on so many opportunities simply because of severe short term anxiety about change, staring a new job, doing an interview etc...

I do notice that some meds can make me more sensitive to stress at work. For example, when I was on escitalopram, I was much more sensitive to the negative criticisms of others. On the other hand, venlafaxine makes me a bit more edgy and gives me a 'don't give a sh*t what you think' attitude. I don't like being this way, but it is less stressful.

Lithium has saved me a few times from quitting a job altogether. There are times when I feel like my brain is fried and I couldn't go on another day, and increasing my lithium usually reduces this.

My feeling has always been that there are HUGE variations in how people respond to work stress. Some first responders get PDSD, some don't, for example. I've always worked to try and figure out what (biochemically) differentiates low anxiety from high anxiety.

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