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Re: Are you okay scott? baseball55

Posted by SLS on July 18, 2018, at 8:56:38

In reply to Re: Are you okay scott?, posted by baseball55 on July 17, 2018, at 19:21:43

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> > I see... I dont know what to recommend. What is your plan now as far as medication?
> >
> I guess I would also ask if you have any plan outside of medication. I understand (believe me) to be in a depression so severe that getting out of bed to eat or shower seems impossible. But are you able to do small things? To walk outdoors, go to a store and buy milk? If so, could you maybe imagine doing just a bit more. Sitting outdoors? Meeting with a therapist?

Those are all good ideas. I feel a little better after finessing my medication. After making the adjustment, I was able to get off the couch and go food shopping. I had just about run out of food. I have some psychomotor retardation. I often stand in one place like a statue without moving a muscle. I can remain motionless and stare into space for a minute or two before moving on. This changes as a function of depression severity, of course. Without effective treatment or during a medication withdrawal rebound depression, I am vegetative. I have been in and out of psychotherapy. It has been helpful to deal with leftover issues regarding my psyche, but this doesn't make a dent in the depression itself. One psychotherapist with a PhD recommended that I get the depressive disorder treated before the therapy would be of any help. He told me that it would be of limited value because I couldn't think my way out of a paper bag. I was simply too vegetative.

> I'm just asking, not judging.

Thanks. I appreciate that. It happens sometimes that we try to understand another person's experience by using our own as a frame of reference.

Thanks for your concern and suggestions.

- 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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