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Re: Feelings Gabbix2

Posted by alexandra_k on August 31, 2005, at 18:17:36

In reply to Re: Feelings - Alexandra K alexandra_k, posted by Gabbix2 on August 30, 2005, at 22:16:29

> Yeah, that's where I am, and I do okay most of the time, all though the sadness that comes from nowhere is really hard for me not to succumb too, even when it's inconvenient, or public (ugh)

Yeah... I'm not sure about depression... I think it might run a little differently... Not sure... In depression you (can) get a reduction in physiological arousal. That means there can be a kind of flattening in emotional responsivity. Everything feels 'dull flat and unprofitable'. I'm not sure how much (or to what extent) people can summon up heightened levels of physiological arousal solely by the power of positive thinking. Not very well I'd say from my personal experience with that.

But there isn't just one factor involved (thoughts). There are many... And so one other point of entry (much as I rail against it) is exercise. If you can get those endorphenes kicking in (your bodies natural opiates) then you just do feel better. But try and motivate oneself into exercise when one is depressed... So thats not an 'easy' answer either. There are a variety of factors and so one approach / point of entry may be more suited to one person than to another person.

There most certainly is individual variation.

> I put a little : ) beside my saying "I don't feel like discussing this right now"
> Because I was too tired to say why I didn't want to discuss it, which was because I was too tired...

Sorry... I just kind of keep rambelling. You don't have to read / respond. Really.

Thanks for your Babblemail too..
I think...
People are fragile at the moment...
Or at least...
It sounds like we are.
Take care




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