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Re: Withdrawal, therapy, feeling boxed in

Posted by pegasus on July 5, 2004, at 20:00:02

In reply to Re: Withdrawal, therapy, feeling boxed in, posted by rs on July 5, 2004, at 16:15:11

Oh, gosh, I *wish* I had some great advice, but mostly I just feel your fear about what might come. I've been there myself, and I *hate* waiting for the other shoe to drop. For me, the depression is almost always preceeded by a totally out of control anxiety over some irrational thing that has nothing to do with the real problem. So I'm not going emotionally flat, but I'm emotionally way off target. Anyway, it's a type of diverting of dealing with something, I think.

For me, the solution was meds, which seem to keep me from ramping up into the weird obsessional anxiety, and then somehow the following depression never amounts to much either. So, I don't have any ideas about how to keep your emotional flattening from going into the depression.

But here's some advice from a book that helped me once: If you're depressed, most often you are depressing something. What is it that you are not facing? Is there any way that you can find a way to express it, even if you're afraid to look at it head on? Suggestions were the usual writing, art, music, dance, talking.

I really wish I could help, and I know this isn't much help. But here's a big solid hug . . . (((Racer))) . . . and my best thoughts toward no deep depression this time around for you.





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