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21-04-2012, 11:21 AM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread
Dr. Buckminster made a suggestion to me to start a thread for Depression.

A lot of folks seem to deal with Depression or Anxiety or both. I've been pretty vocal about my own dealings with both and know I'm not alone.

Bucky told me about a show on CNN recently aired about treating depression with electrodes. Rumor has it, will be on again tomorrow.
Here's a clip and article about a woman who had the treatment.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/14/health/bat...index.html

I find it fascinating that back in the 50s, ECT (Ectro-Convulsive Therapy) was a popular treatment. But it seems as time went on, it became associated with barbaric techniques like leeches and blood letting. (See the "Shock Shop" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for a good example). Now, it seems to have come back in vogue as a viable treatment for depression.

The point of this thread is to have a reasonably safe place to talk about our emotional woes. Maybe you have situational depression. What causes it? How long do you usually suffer from it? How do you treat it?

Or maybe your depression is more clinical, longer-lasting, and more pervasive.

I've dealt with depression throughout my whole life, but it's become the sharpest and most debilitating in the past year. Also, as I started having it treated more aggressively through meds and therapy, I discovered what a bitch Anxiety can be. Seems that is my biggest problem these days. It seems that a lot of my issues are rooted in my past Christian worldview. I'm learning that the only way out is to go through. In other words, I've spent a lot of energy repressing my thoughts and feelings rather than working through them to understand and hopefully change them.

So let this be a thread to talk about your issues. Or maybe you don't have any and you've always wondered why those mopey depressed people you know don't just "get over it."


Also, upon further review, it seems there are already a few various threads floating around out there, so I've linked them here to put the discussions in one easy to find place.

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...depression

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...depression

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...depression

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...depression

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...depression

Let the good times begin!

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The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 21-04-2012 11:21 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 21-04-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 24-04-2012, 02:52 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 19-05-2012, 09:48 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 19-05-2012, 10:09 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 21-05-2012, 04:41 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 21-05-2012, 05:47 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 21-05-2012, 06:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 22-06-2012, 10:26 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 01-07-2012, 09:51 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 03-07-2012, 08:25 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 10-07-2012, 10:11 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 08-07-2012, 04:39 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 11-07-2012, 02:21 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 16-07-2012, 03:24 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 16-07-2012, 07:09 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 16-07-2012, 07:40 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-07-2012, 07:41 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 02:26 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 17-07-2012, 02:47 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-07-2012, 10:42 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - ddrew - 17-07-2012, 02:07 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 17-07-2012, 02:09 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 05:10 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 11:51 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 12:15 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 01:35 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 02:28 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 17-07-2012, 07:06 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 17-07-2012, 08:28 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 17-07-2012, 09:20 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 18-07-2012, 08:54 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 18-07-2012, 04:41 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 18-07-2012, 05:47 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 18-07-2012, 06:17 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 18-07-2012, 08:17 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 18-07-2012, 08:47 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 18-07-2012, 10:52 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 19-07-2012, 01:57 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 19-07-2012, 02:06 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 19-07-2012, 02:29 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Dom - 19-07-2012, 08:14 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 19-07-2012, 11:30 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 20-07-2012, 02:13 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 24-07-2012, 11:01 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 25-07-2012, 01:47 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 25-07-2012, 05:59 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Jeff - 04-08-2012, 09:43 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Jeff - 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Jeff - 07-08-2012, 06:11 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 07-08-2012, 05:33 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 31-08-2012, 01:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Dom - 01-10-2012, 10:33 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 11:17 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 11:34 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 15-10-2012, 04:50 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 15-10-2012, 05:05 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 17-10-2012, 06:25 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 05:36 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 12:55 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 09:55 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 15-10-2012, 09:58 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 15-10-2012, 10:11 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 15-10-2012, 10:19 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 15-10-2012, 10:41 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 15-10-2012, 11:13 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-10-2012, 06:39 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 16-10-2012, 06:20 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 29-10-2012, 07:14 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - kpax - 01-11-2012, 01:41 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - kpax - 01-11-2012, 02:19 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 01-11-2012, 11:56 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 05-01-2013, 01:07 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 02:19 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - DLJ - 05-01-2013, 06:15 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 06:20 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 11:33 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 05:13 AM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 05-01-2013, 05:18 AM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 05-01-2013, 05:19 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 05:59 AM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 05-01-2013, 06:13 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - kim - 05-01-2013, 01:12 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 25-01-2013, 06:55 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 26-02-2013, 10:29 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 04-03-2013, 05:33 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 04-03-2013, 05:46 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 04-03-2013, 09:30 PM
Re: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - fruit - 24-03-2013, 09:34 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 24-03-2013, 10:05 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 24-03-2013, 10:35 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chaos - 07-04-2013, 02:58 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chaos - 08-04-2013, 05:53 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leo - 04-05-2014, 11:07 AM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - phil.a - 14-08-2014, 08:13 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Thanh - 15-08-2014, 08:39 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 02-09-2014, 05:35 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 02-09-2014, 05:43 PM
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