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Depression: Re-Building the Self

Depression can be a tough topic to fully grasp without going through it, or at least have a loved one who’s been strongly afflicted by depression. People who haven’t been through depression have sometimes questioned depression as a state of laziness,

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  • September 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I can’t stress enough how important diet and exercise are in this equation. You can eat terrible food and be go from work to the couch to the bed, but doctors will never prescribe you to get off your ass and eat some veggies when they can make more money elsewhere.

  • September 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I have become convinced, after years going through the standard ‘anti-depression medication roulette’ that AD’s are only effective in people who think they are effective. Basically, IMO, they are all placebos. I have been told that I have treatment resistant depression, for which the alternative treatments are “Trans-Cranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, or nerve stimulation”. Right. I’ll plug some electromagnets into my brain and that’s much safer than taking something that actually WORKS like marijuana (although lethargy-inducing) or other real drugs that actually address the issue but don’t make billions for BS pharmacudical companies.

  • February 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Hi, After 40years on various Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, my psychiatrist now says, that I would be better with a very low dose of SSRI. In other words, he was wrong ! they were wrong, the whole team of them. ~ He says that Meditation, mindfulness and of course, Therapy [which I cant afford in this country [Ireland ] as its very costly, would help.
    The thinking seems to be turning here and so he has suggested that i start going down on my Antidepressant in favour of Dialectical actions such as discussed. eg Doing the opposite to what we feel. This is a good article . Thanks


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