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by derkderk
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New and confused - trying to understand and learn
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: New and confused - trying to understand and learn

I'm in a pretty different category as you described your diagnosis (more severe) but I have some ideas that I've tried. "light therapy"- I tried the kind requiring a "staring contest" with a lighted panel and I hated it. Later, I got a "light hat" as I call it. Its a ha...
by derkderk
Sun May 19, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: What’s next?
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: What’s next?

I just read everything you wrote. I don't know if my thoughts are of use to you, but I'll try. I've gone through the very difficult understanding of who "I" am and the person or "performance" I make while in public. Kind of like a famous person known for one character in a movie ...
by derkderk
Mon May 13, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Articles and Essays | Medications: Experiences and Advice
Topic: My Psychologist’s Suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: My Psychologist’s Suggestions

With regards to what you described, I have very similar symptoms. I myself am bipolar. Its taken almost 20 years (with psychologists and psychiatrists) trying many medications, therapies, lifestyle changes, self analysis techniques (mindfulness) to learn how my illness behaves. After many years of m...
by derkderk
Mon May 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Articles and Essays | Medications: Experiences and Advice
Topic: Light therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 4548

Re: Light therapy

I have used light therapy many times. I first tried the light panel and staring at it for 5 minutes that felt like 2 hours. I became very irritable from focusing on a blank screen which increased the presence of depressive thoughts. I then found my perfect variation of light therapy. Its called &quo...
by derkderk
Mon May 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Articles and Essays | Medications: Experiences and Advice
Topic: Is this an anxiety related issue? Please help me!
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

Re: Is this an anxiety related issue? Please help me!

I have a similar symptom where I hear a "ringing". I've determined it is defiantly from anxiety and panic episodes. I'm quite certain that when the anxiety makes me tense, clench my jaw, and have a tense/ridged posture. This causes my "ringing" due to increased tension in my faci...
by derkderk
Mon May 13, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: My friend thinks i'm faking depression
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: My friend thinks i'm faking depression

I believe there may be multiple things that would cause your friend to respond the way he did/does. I talked with a few people that was lectured about depression and suicide. They still had no understanding of how it feels or how anyone could feel like that. As if trying to understand fictional stat...
by derkderk
Mon May 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Dificulties with comunication
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Dificulties with comunication

I grew up with a father who was very "hands-off" and almost neglectful when it came to my upbringing. My parental care and world knowledge came primarily from my school friends and other kids. I also have inherited some sort of weakness in my language abilities as well. These factors toget...
by derkderk
Sun May 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Articles and Essays | Medications: Experiences and Advice
Topic: Getting a Pet for Depression
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Re: Getting a Pet for Depression

Hi white lavender, My dog has been helpful for me in a way similar to an actual friend. I'll notice a change in his behavior which means I'm not feeling good. He is my "mood thermometer". I use the care I give him is a guide for how I should care for myself, especially during the worst of ...
by derkderk
Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Shopping to take the pain away
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Shopping to take the pain away

I have had a buying addiction phase. What stopped/reduced the urge was associate buying with a painful result. I felt bad about how my actions were effecting others. That got me in "remission". I also would over eat sugary foods, and have a horrible diet. More recently that one was dampene...
by derkderk
Sun May 12, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I keep failing myself and everyone around me
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: I keep failing myself and everyone around me

There does seem to be depressive symptoms in what you describe. I do, though, relate to exactly what you are feeling. That thought of "letting others down, letting yourself down" sounds like depression talking. Depression rears its head very randomly and falsely seem logical and truthful. ...
by derkderk
Sun May 12, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: New Member Introduction

I'm very sorry for your loss. About the depression you are experiencing, your symptoms sound "normal" for depression. A helpful way to think about it is depression tries to kill you. It does so by altering your perception toward negativity, shutting/slowing down your body functions, minor ...
by derkderk
Sat May 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: UNHAPPY KID
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: UNHAPPY KID

I've written poems like that, and still write sometimes now. It was what I wrote that caught my parent's attention as a "cry for help". There is a common understanding that people become less controlled by their minds after around 25 years old. A psychiatrist told my mother that she needed...
by derkderk
Sat May 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The 5 senses of depression and sitting in the back seat.
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: The 5 senses of depression and sitting in the back seat.

I recognize that relationship with one's self and their depression. I remember how becoming more depressed seemed to feel better than not. Depression was, in a perspective of self manner of speaking, a dependable friend that allows me to simplify my day. Like the sun rising and setting each day, I e...
by derkderk
Thu May 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: My feelings on the hypocritical oppresion within society and everyone's obliviousness to it
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: My feelings on the hypocritical oppresion within society and everyone's obliviousness to it

I too have thoughts on how society is morally selfish and insensitive to say the least. After following those thoughts to where they ceased to be significant I came to understand why I felt so strongly about the subject in the first place. The pains I feel are bad enough without the expected civil u...

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