Depression that never ends?
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24-12-2012, 01:49 AM
RE: Depression that never ends?
(21-12-2012 03:16 PM)Magoo Wrote:  
FZUMedia Wrote:As well as encourage her to stay/go to a good talk therapist
Did you actually even read what she said??
Why read, when you can be the asshole who doesn't read?

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24-12-2012, 01:57 PM
RE: Depression that never ends?
(24-12-2012 01:49 AM)Filox Wrote:  
(21-12-2012 03:16 PM)Magoo Wrote:  Did you actually even read what she said??
Why read, when you can be the asshole who doesn't read?

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I think he is just an asshole in general...no sub-specialty.

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25-12-2012, 12:44 AM
RE: Depression that never ends?
(19-12-2012 04:52 AM)Leela Wrote:  I have a very good friend. We met like 10 years ago and when I met her she was already depressed. I am talking clinical depressed, she had a diagnose. I know how and when it started, because she told me the story behind her depression. I'd rather not tell her whole story because I think it is her private thing.
Point is, she had a good reason for being depressed.

But people get over things, no matter what it is, people get over things. Two friends and I urged her to go get a therapy for about a year, before she went to a hospital to get some proper teatment. She had tried normal therapy before and it had not worked so she had give up on the idea of getting better at that time. That was 6 years ago.
She stayed in the hospital for 3 months. And while her insomnia didn't get better, through medication and different therapies at the hospital she got a lot better. She lightened up, she was able to laugh honestly and she was a lot more active.
She said that she feels that she is getting better and when the 3 months came to an end she told everyone, including the clinic personal that she does not feel ready to leave, yet. But in Germany, once you are away from work for more than 3 months you do not get your salary anymore, and what you get from the health insurance is not enough to keep your apartment running etc. So she had to leave and was told to keep seeing a therapist.
She is until this day still in therapy, but she is back to her old self. Most of the time she is so depressed that she can't do anything. She can't sleep and the therapy and all the medication in the world does not help at all.

She is not playing this for attention, she wants to get rid of that, but by now every therapist has told her that therapy is not working on her. And the fact that it didn't work for more than 10 years now is proof of that.

Now I wonder if she is probably at a point by now, where live without depression is not possible anymore? Probably her brain chemistry changed over the years, changed in a way to cope and keep living with the depression and the low amount of sleep.
I know she is trying to get a grip on it, but probably it is too late by now. Probably she will stay depressed until she dies? I mean how can that be? 10 years of therapies, different medications, talking to friends, hospitalisation, and still that depressed? It is probably not about the cause anymore. I am pretty sure of that actually, because she never speaks of the cause anymore although she knows that I and the other two friends are still open to listen.

So the question is really:
Is it possible that at some point the depression can't go away anymore?
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05-01-2013, 11:42 AM
RE: Depression that never ends?
Personally I feel that I was born with this. The genetics of my family is obvious going back to my paternal grandmother. It took me till my 40's to get help and learn how to deal with it. One has to want to live a better life. Not only is it not easy but it's down right flippin hard. But I am proof that it can be done.

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