30 Aug 2010
Same thing would be true if you were in love, only the person you were in love with would likely feel it. The same part of your brain that fires for creativity also anti fires for depression, that is why more artists and creative people get depressed. It helps to be in a group of people who are like yourself, if you can find a group that talks about depression, you will feel at home and possibly get better.Medication ( although it may take a while to find the right one) works quicker but therapy works better long term, in my opinion. People who are depressed tend to isolate themselves because no one seems to understand. Even if you only find 1 person to talk to, it will help.
If money is an issue, there are usually groups at Churches to help people, your local mental health facility may have a depression group, they may be listed in your local newspaper, or even your doctor or pharmacy may be able to help you find a lo or no cost therapist or group. I won't have computer access much longer today and likely won't be back here on drugs.com until wednesday. I don't have all the answers, but, I do know how you feel and thought I would at least agree with you and offer a few suggestions, you don't have to take them. If you can get out and walk for 15 minutes per day and increase it by a couple of minutes every few days until you get to at least 30 mins per day, it is a natural help. Walk slow at first so you don't get shin splints. This helps me sometimes when nothing else does. I hope you get some answers and feel better, you are in my Prayers.
9 Sep 2010
I understand. When you try to talk to others they act like you are contagious or crazy. They cannot understand that you physically cannot get going and your mental processes are moving in very slow-motion. Depression makes you sick in mind and body. Your body can actually hurt with it and that makes you exhausted.
There are lots of people out there who have suffered from depression. I had it so bad that I felt like my brain was filled with a black fog that I could not get through. I could not think, hear, talk or function. Just trying to get dressed was so hard.
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