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Depression

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by socrates, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. socrates

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    Depression

    Discussion started by socrates - Jun 2, 2003

    So I got diagnosed with depression about 3 years ago, but it is against my beliefs to take any type of medicene. So I've just kinda gone through the last couple years by meditating and hitting a punching bag. I've never really talked to anyone about what made me depressed and no one can really tell because I cover it with sarcasm. So I went back to the doctor about 2 weeks ago and he said that judging by my rapid mood swings I could be manic depressive, which scares me a little because it's not just something you can cure or will go away. And since I know that there are people on this board who've dealt with this type of stuff and worse, are there any good suggestions on what to do, I don't want to take meds but if this is a long term thing I think I might sacrafice to save myself.
     
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    nick5542 - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    i been dealing with that shit a lot lately, for like a year almost and my mom want to take me to a doctor and get meds but i refuse to take any type of pills for it. my only tip is to get really involved in your hobbies so you dont have much time to sit around and feel depressed.
     
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  3. Ski Mask

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    I'm still in denial somewhat. I don't want to get diagnosed. I came close enough to know I have some form, but the doctor kind of freaked me out a bit, and I split before doing the bloodwork. haven't been back since.
    I'm starting to notice the quick switch from very happy to completely despondant that happens without cause. I think I may be bipolar as opposed to some other form. I wonder if theres any hereditary link? my dad is bi-polar. Meds aren't a perfect fix either. my dad is doing fairly well these days, but its a juggling act of different meds. he had a period where nothing worked. and whats working now may slowly stop working. its a hard thing to "cure". I wish I could offer some advice.
     
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    Intangible - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    I sometimes wonder what I would be considered when it comes to depression...but I hate doctors guess ill never find out.
     
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    It's important to know that you're not alone in depression. The common belief amongst psychiatrists and psychologists is that approximately 1 in 5 people will experience unipolar depression at one point in their lifetime. Some symptoms are: Loss of interest in things, poor appetite, aggression (usually low), guilt (feelings of worthlessness), insomnia, suicidal thoughts.

    I think it's important that if you are diagnosed that you receive treatment. Depression isn't something that is a weakness, or something that you can fix yourself. It's normal to feel sad once in a while. But it's not normal for it to last longer than two weeks at a time. You can't increase serotonin levels in your brain. You'd go to the doctor if you had cancer- this is the same type of thing. The new drugs on the market are highly effective- I urge you to try them.
     
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    If you have a relative who is unipolar or bipolar you're about 10x as likely to experience either disorder during your lifetime. The most effective drugs (Tricyclics and MAOI's) are about 60% effective, so it's important to find a good fit.
     
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    ment2 - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    i dont know if this will work if you have a 'medical condition' but just try to do the things you used to more, and just force yourself to do shit you know you should but dont want to... it sucks ass at first but i find, when im in depressed periods, that once you start getting on the right track, its almost as easy to work and do things as it is to be idle and feel bad, its just the change thats hard.

    there you go, lifestyle advice from a 16 year old. if its worth a shit, id be surprised, but it might be worth considering.
     
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    this will cheer you up

    It was the first day of school, and a new student, the son of a Japanese businessman, was entering the fourth grade.

    The teacher greeted the class and said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American history. Who said, 'Give me liberty or give me death?'"

    She saw only a sea of blank faces, except for that of Toshiba, who had his hand up.

    "Patrick Henry, 1775," said the boy.

    "Now," said the teacher, "who said 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth?'"

    Again, there was no response except from Toshiba. "Abraham Lincoln, 1863."

    The teacher snapped at the class, "You should be ashamed. Toshiba, who is new to our country, knows more about it than you do."

    As she turned to write something on the blackboard, she heard a loud whisper: "Damned Japanese."

    "Who said that?" she demanded.

    Toshiba put his hand up. "Lee Iacocca, 1982," he said.

    At that point, feeling completely disgusted by Toshiba's classroom superiority, a student in the back sighed and said, "I'm gonna throw up."

    The Teacher asked, "Who said that?"

    Again, Toshiba raised his hand and said, "George Bush to Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."

    Furious, another student yelled, "Oh yeah? Well suck my dick!"

    Once again, it was Toshiba with the answer: "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997."
     
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    Comp - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    sometimes i'm curious if i have depression, i have all the "symptoms" but i've never really been to see a doctor about it.
     
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    Rectum - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    going for doctors for depression is for pussies
    most people feel down at time.deal with it yourself. work it away yourself, a doctor isnt gonna help
     
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    willy.wonka - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    i smoke weed, but i think it just makes it worse......i smoke too much.
    prozac anybody?in our water?sounds good.
     
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    Born Loser - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    I've been told a few times to go see a doctor....




    http://www.digital-digest.com/newsletter/issue29/homer.gif'>
    pfft...what am I a doctor
     
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    sneak - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    on weed and depression...

    i smoke a lot, and i find that it helps clear my mind out a lot and i get a chance to think about things. usually i dont get to spend much time throughout a day thinking so that could be a bonus.

    but, with draw, there is always the lows. i become extremely stressed out when its been a while since i got high. in fact, i get a lot of the "symptoms of depression" when ever i dont have any weed or any means to get it.
     
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    willy.wonka - Replied Jun 2, 2003

    yup..other than that im content.