Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: This place was really helpful back in the day SLS

Posted by baseball55 on February 25, 2016, at 20:08:11

In reply to Re: This place was really helpful back in the day baseball55, posted by SLS on February 25, 2016, at 7:13:44

It helps in a couple of ways. First, it has taught me not to exacerbate depressive episodes by thinking, this will never get better, this has to stop, suicide is the only option left to me. Second, it gives me some coping tools, though these are of limited use when I am in a really dark place - things like meditating, forcing myself to do a few simple things in a mindful way - like showering, going outside even for a few minutes.

But my biggest problem with depression is that I become intensely suicidal. I'm not sure how much DBT helps with a prolonged low mood, but it has kept me out of the hospital for nearly 5 years now.

I also use abilify as a prn. I can't use it all the time because it makes me gain a ton of weight very rapidly. But if I take it for a couple of weeks, it can pull me out of a very deep depressive state and, with DBT, I can stay out of it for a while.

> > I see a DBT therapist once a month to reinforce how to cope when the depression recurs, as it does every so often.
> Would you be able to describe a few of the ways in which DBT helps you cope with depression?
> Thanks.
> - Scott




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:baseball55 thread:1086314