Understanding Depression: What We Know and What You Can Do About It From a leading medical expert at Johns Hopkins, here is an up-to-the-minute, defin
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From a leading medical expert at Johns Hopkins, here is an up-to-the-minute, definitive guide to what s known about depression and how it can be treated.
Around ten percent of North Americans suffer from depression at some point - and more than half haven t even sought help. Now, Dr. Raymond DePaulo, one of the world s foremost authorities on depression, provides a sensitive, thorough, and reassuring book for sufferers from depression and those who care about them. This practical guide for individuals with depression and their families - the only totally comprehensive book in the market - shows readers how to identify the problem, then directs them to the various forms of treatment, including medications, psychotherapy, support groups, and exercise. It is one of the few books to discuss in depth manic depression, the bipolar form of depression. Dr. DePaulo discusses both mainstream (the latest medications and talk therapies) and alternative paths and reveals the truth about the dangerous fallacies that abound about depression. Comprehensive, compassionate, and grounded in the very latest research into brain chemistry, psychology, and medications, this is a definitive, landmark roadmap to one of the most devastating - and common - mental illnesses.
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Understanding depression...?! How to react to someone with depression? I dont know how?Having never had depression, i struggle to understand the mental anguish that some people live day in day out with. I have a colleague who is clinically depressed and for some reason he opens up to me, last week he was diagnosed with schizophrenia too. I feel like he is attaching himself to me, he has other friends at work..but i feel like he wants to be close to me...i tried being nice and tried to understand but now i feel like he wants more but im not attracted to him(and i have an amazing boyfriend of one year which he knows) and i fear this rejection will cause his depression to spiral again...so i distanced myself from him...and now hes been diagnosed with schizophrenia and his doses have been upped...and i feel like partly its my fault...but its not like i led him on, he s lonely..and wants something that i cant give him. Hes 27, hes worked in my office for 3 years, thought he was friendly and nice but theres such a darker darker side going on in his mind, and scares me because I dont know how to react...
I cant get my head around it, cause ive never experienced this kind of pain and I dont know what to say to him. I feel pressurized..i dont know how to react when he tells me his dark thoughts of suicide? It freaks me out to be honest. I just would feel so guilty if he did something stupid because i dont reciprocate his feelings.... please help me....i dont know what to do? I dont know how to act, if i act as though nothing is wrong, he still plays the sympathy card looking for attention about his depression but Im at a loss for words... What should i do?
When it comes down to it. None of us knows what to say to someone with such dark thoughts. My husband has pulled the suicide card many times with me (threatening it, not actually doing it), sometimes he is so depressed for no reason, I don t know what to say to him other than it s ok, I love you. It gets to the point where I just leave him alone to sleep and sulk on his own. Eventually he snaps out of it. I don t have experience with Schizophrenia, all I know is that the medication that they give them can make them depressed. Actually it is more like no emotion, it takes your emotions out of you and they make you into a bit of a zombie. My husband has Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. They are both very different from Schizophrenia but I m sure being around him isn t much different. Sounds like he needs a friend more than anything, people with these kinds of disorders have trouble keeping friends. No one wants a phyco as a friend, I married my phyco...lol anyways. The one thing I wanted to say is that you should not feel responsible for anything he does. This is not your fault, if for some reason he is latching onto you don t feel bad if something bad happens. Just keep boundries, When he says something that bothers you and your not sure what to say, just say "I m sorry you feel that way", "That must be really hard being depressed all the time" and just leave it at that. You could add something to cheer him up, but nothing will cheer them up so I usually just leave it at that. Sometimes time just needs to go by so they can get over whatever it is that is bothering them.
Understanding depression and suicide, my story and thoughts...?Okay, so I ve been depressed for 3 years and I d like to go back to some horrible moments of my depression...
At times it felt like I was my own worst enemy, depression make s you lose energy, have a low mood, feel horrible and in return you re just not the same. You end up failing easy things and you forget things b/c your mind is elsewhere. You come to the conclusion you are a failure b/c you can t succeed in simple tasks.
This snowballs, getting worse and worse, day by day. Eventually you reach rock bottom. People have had enough of your haphazard efforts and can t be bothered shouting at you, but they don t know you re depressed, you mask it up and it makes you feel that much worse. Next thing you believe that they don t want you, save them the stress of shouting and repeating themselves so you think : suicide.
Some, like me find it great to get 8 hours of sleep a night - but 24? There s no way? Well I m depressed, useless, hopeless, unwanted and generally a drag on everyone - it isn t as simple as telling someone they re not b/c they re simply convinced, like anerexia - they look in the mirror and think they re fat, when in fact, they re too skinny, but you can t talk to a depressed, suicidal person in this mode of thinking, you literally cannot get through to them, I ve been here, everything was useless, I fully believed (delusional) that I was a waste of space. If anything, in this mindset it does the opposite and I also believed that my friend was keeping me alive just so the demon could torture me another day, another day of not taking my life was another day this bast*** could ruin it even more - its almost psychotic!
I never quite got the term Suicide is a permanent solution to a temptorary problem Still havent, recovering after 9 attempts. I get the idea but not the point of saying it to a suicidal person. Suicide isn t the easy way out or cowardice - its the illness in a person s brain that make s them think a certain way, the only easy thing is to say it s A permanent solution... simply b/c one doesn t fully understand it until they re in that position, it isn t ignorance, its just not knowing what it s like in this hole, a hole you can t climb oout of that you say F**k it, I ll make my home and die here I wouldn t wish this internal torture on anyone so I believe that depression and suicide is going to be forever left alone as no one want it and no one can fully understand.
Thats my take on it, thanks for your time!!
i agree. people don t fully understand it until they ve been there. my family has a history of depression, bipolar, and suicide attempts...but i never fully understood it until now. that awful feeling of being alone and you re own worst enemy is more than anyone can handle
Source(s):trying to get out of the hole i m stuck in...depression sucks
How do you get time off work through depression and/or stress?I feel like a week in Magaluf and need to know what to say to my doctor.
I understand depression is a serious illness but it s the best excuse to skive off work.
I was going to answer your question until I read the second part. Grow up and go to work like everybody else.