I have been dealing with depression since I was 12, I am now 20. Depression and anxiety gets worst of course when bad situations trigger it. I sometimes get in a deep depression that's so incredibly difficult to get out of. I've been prescribed all kinds of medications. I've stopped many times, then deciding to get back on. I know meds can't fix my life but they occasionally give me the motivation to get out of bed... I have been prescribed Aderall before. It has of course helped me to 'feel' happy & get things done..but the come down was always horrible..Is getting prescribed to this again a good idea? Any advice on how to curb the come down? Or maybe I just should try and feel better myself..even though right now it feels impossible... hmm
a psychologist is always recomended before a psychiatrist (first one is talk therapy and my fav. being the cognitive behavioral focused councelors and the ladder focusing almost specifically on meds)... anyway the come down from adderall SHOULD go away with time if taken properly and consistantly. a controlled substance should only be prescribed as a last resort for the dependance these meds tend to create which means you cant just start and stop this med as you please... also make sure there is a correct diagnosis because a lot of mental disorder can be caused by physical problems.
"even though right now it feels impossible" shows helplessness and cognitive behavioral therapy would be something which the councelor would try and focus on changing (and this means you would have to try very hard on changing yourself.)
Medication will not fix Depression,
it's suppose to lift you up from Decrease and anxiety. you know, the racing thoughts along with the hopeless feeling that you can't shake.
You need to face the things that Depress you, then throw them behind you and go forward. I have been learning this from a Sociologists I've been seeing.
I've had bad anger situations trigger by Depression and high Anxiety, that have lead to some nasty events.
Depression can come from demoralizing event from the past, like Feeling unequal, or not good enough. I get angry at if I here someone make fun of
a person less fortunate, because of Mental or physical reasons.
Over Medication for Depression happens way to often. Their just making a educated guess.
Depression hits everyone at one time or another, it's how you deal with it that matters. Please don't keep juggling your meds. Stay on them then getting off them without a doctors decision is a dangerous game to play. Talk to a therepist a therepist can help you to make decision. Let a professional help you to sort out what you need to sort out in your life. Talk therepy with the right medication can help you along the way and then maybe you can get off them. I found that to keep myself busy and stop focusing on how i'm feeling helps. Helping others, becoming involved in productive things and things you can enjoy. Sitting around being depressed didn't help me it just helped me find more reasons to be depressed. There are free support groups out there you can join.
Depression can come from many things, but I am finding out that a bad diet can cause depression as well as not getting enough rest and not exersizing can contribute to your depression.Exersizing can help with the "endorphins" in your brain (The Chemical that makes you happy naturally.) My daughter started her depression when she was 12 and it wasn't good. She didn't listen to anyones advice. Your 20 years old it seems to me that you are searching for answers and thats a good thing. I am very proud of you, you are headed in the right direction. Let a professional help you sort things out. What ever is going on can be taken care of sometimes not as quickly as we would like it to go, but soon enough.
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