2 thoughts on “Redefining Success with Depression

  • December 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Beautifully written words. My wife has been suffering with depression for years, even with the diagnosis of manic depressive with schizo-effective tendencies, no medications prescribed by her psychiatrist provide any relief from the depression & anxiety, and all she gets when trying new meds, and then stopping them to avoid the side effects, and getting her hopes crushed once again, when nothing seems to help. Your words expressed exactly how I have seen my wife behave about once every 2-3 months for a day or two; when the depression lifts a bit, she’s almost back to her positive thinking self, exercising, wanting to make plans, taking care of herself, but, sadly aware, that the good feeling, like in the past, will be gone. Her psychiatrist suggested she try TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator), a 45min, 5 days a week, 6 week course, and of course she’s petrified and truly believes, why should this work when nothing else does. I am sorry that I have gone on so much… but the main understanding that I have gotten, is that giving her positive feed back when she’s feeling better does and has helped her, as I can see it in her eyes.

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  • December 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for this ,,

    Short n sweet n to the point, so well written , clearly from one who has experienced and it helps to be reassured that we need to be kind and gentle on ourselves during these times..

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