Antidepressants just make it worse.
Smoke weed instead.
Smoke weed instead.
This is a very good.- Ultimately one needs to learn to "get high on your own supply" like in that Apollo 440 song. There is just no way around it. This is so before you go on pills and will be so after you go off them. The only reason I see to take antidepressants is like I mentioned they may alter your state of mind just enough for you to get over whatever was causing you to be depressed in the first place.
Exactly what this poster says. Although as an ENTP it will be to your advantage. There are different reasons people get depressed. Nihilism, being self centered, having a chemical imbalance, bad habits, limiting views(I had a little of all of them). I finally overcame my pride and took the dive. It requires a lot of work, but the medicine really does put you in a spot to actually have the reserves to deal with deeply rooted problems, while allowing for your life(work, family, school) to stay together. Be your own advocate and don't take what the doctor says for granted. Make sure they understand what you are feeling and they don't pigeonhole you and give you too high of a dose. They encouraged me to take 10 mg of citalopram and exercise. I got rid of the meds and kept the exercise after 3 months (exercise gave the best feeling). Really you need to ask yourself if you are ready to change and have some painful realizations because the meds will only cover up (like an anesthetic) the issues/habits causing depression. If you do not change getting off of them will only cause the problems to come back. However, my depression was mild and dealt more with anxiety so this is probably only true if your doctor believes you have mild depression. Major/Severe depression is a totally different animal and I do not believe that this approach would work in that case. If you have that my heart goes out to you.This is a very good.
I believe brain chemistry can be altered by external circumstances and reinforced by habits of mind so that eventually one just physicially can't pull themselves out of whatever rut they are in. The antidepressants open up "breathing room" allowing you to change something about the circumstances. You can stop staying "no" long enough to say "yes" to something that allows you to move on.
No offense, but fuck that! That, in itself, is cause for depression.Oh, and be ready for it to affect your sex life. I found that suddenly I couldn't orgasm. Thing was, I really didn't care. Your results will vary depending on your personal chemistry and which drug they put you on, but this seems to be a very common side-effect.
Actually no I have to look into that. I just briefly brought up a site talking about it. I remember identifying somewhat with Bipolar II disorder years ago but I never really gave it too much thought after that.Have you ever looked into cyclothymia, ray? It sounds like we have about the same problem and that's my best guess for it. It's interesting we found about the same solution.