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Re: depressed again

Posted by Joslynn on January 21, 2005, at 16:08:00

In reply to Re: depressed again, posted by Shortelise on January 21, 2005, at 15:15:59

During my first episode of severe depression, which I slogged through without meds (I'm not saying others should do this, but it was the early 90s, before ADs were as accepted and I refused to take them) it helped me to read long, somewhat complicated novels. (I am one of those people who can still read when I am depressed, I know this is hard for some.)

Strangely, I remember that Anna Karenina made me feel somewhat less depressed, which is ironic because of the tragic ending. But focusing on it helped me.

Also, anything by Jane Austen helps me. Of course, for very, very dark times, there are the Psalms, but I don't want to get religious on this board.

Oh, another weird thing, sometimes going to the laundromat and doing laundry or cleaning my bathroom helped me, which is quite bizarre, because I hate doing those things when I feel good!




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