Posted by SLS on July 15, 2006, at 8:55:53 [reposted on July 15, 2006, at 13:30:48 | original URL]
In reply to Re: Can't Get Over It, posted by cecilia on July 15, 2006, at 8:38:39
> Well, ok, I know I shouldn't have put this rant in any board.
I'm glad you did. It helped to remind me that I have my own paths to forge and remain true to.
> But it still hurts so much.
I wish I could write something clever to make the hurt go away forever.
> No med, with even the most horrible horrible side effects (Effexor. Parnate. Nardil. Emsam) has had side effects anywhere near as bad as therapy.
How is your self-esteem? Mine took a wicked hit this past month when Wellbutrin acted to exacerbate the biological counterpart to my depression.
Self-esteem is a precious commodity. It is gained with such effort, but lost so easily. Depression tends to reduce one's sense of self-esteem, which then reinforces the depression, which in turn acts to further reduce self-esteem. It is a downward spiral. CBT can help to change one's core beliefs and raise self-esteem. You don't even need a therapist to practice it.