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Is there a true cure for depression?I'm turning 30 this year, I've been on anti anxiety and antidepressants since around the age of 15. But there was definitely something wrong way before that. I can remember from a very young age being so angry and depressed. I've seen professionals over the years but I've never found a real way to deal with my problems other than medication or self medicating. My whole life I've dealt with some very difficult situations and the worst have been the past few years. I always seem to over come all of the situations and there not nearly as bad as some things others have gone through. But for some reason even when I feel I've over come problems the depression of it sinks in and sometimes not till years later. I'm tired of taking the medications! I tired of the pain! I wondering what other peoples story's are and if they found a cure? I've even been considering LSD treatment but not sure if my psyche could handle it.
Everyone has problems and the pain never stops.
Well, there's psychoanalysis - but there's a lots of pretty dismal psychologists out there. So picking one is hard. You need somebody who can allow you to work and not try to manipulate you back to health. But then this often fails to do much of anything too... It's a tough one. Depression is seen as a bunch of repressed anger - and you work your way back to forgotten memories of this. But now days seems like people have given up on this and just treated this with dope - which, as you know, is pretty imperfect. God - it's nice not to take dope! I've been through this too, but I was lucky and found a good doctor. LSD treatment sounds interesting - and a depressed girlfriend of mine mentioned some mushroom treatment. Any of these hallucinogens do allow people to perhaps view their lives from a different angle - I've read some interesting things about it. After a lifetime of depression, I'd imagine your psyche could stand anything! I remember hearing years ago about a sign in a psychologist's office - "There is no limit to the amount of suffering a human being can endure"..... ain't it true? there's certainly no "cure" - there's life. Wouldn't it be great if there was some simple answer to this thing???
I'm sorry for the pain you have had to go through for so long, I understand how you feel. There is not a cure only medications, therapies, hypnosis, meditation and self help out there to help people with depression, its just finding the right one for each individual. I think that some people can become depressed and then recover from it no problem and never endure the pain of it again while others like yourself have much severe cases and nothing ever works for them or they need medications for life. I myself have never had any help from medications or therapy, I am still going through finding a medication that works for me. Do medications work for you? If you have trialed many medications with no success there is electroshock therapy for patients who have tried everything else. It has been proven to help people with severe depression, yes of course there is side effects like temporary memory loss but in the long run it has helped a lot of people with depression and it is not like the old days anymore, terrifying and horrible to go through. You are put under general anesthetic while its done so you do not feel anything and you get discharged the same day! Maybe that is something to look into? In the mean time keep yourself safe and I hope you find that one thing that helps you.
Unfortunately there is no absolute cure for depression, although many forms of treatment exist. If you are still feeling depressed maybe you should try a different kind of SSRI, and maybe try therapy weekly. If you already have therapy weekly, try therapy twice a week, three times a week. It's the effort you put into making yourself better that is going to help you in the long run. You have to want it, and you have to try. I hope this helps. :) Rachel :)
first of all lsd will not help...it will only make it worse...some people say yes...and some people say no...i think its all within you....Im 25 and i have tried to kill my self twice..and when i was in the hospitals i knew what to say to the dr...cause my mom the in the mental health field...after the first time i tried to get better...but i didnt wrk....then i tried again 3 months ago...i checked my self into a hospital...and did the groups and talked to the dr...it seemed to help...but i needed more.....so i found some one to talk to....it help a lot...i do know what it means to be angry i was a wild teen......i cant how many times i was brought home in a cop car...but there is hope....u need to want it to get better....and from what i see you do...talk to ur dr....and ur theripst..tell them that the shit ur on is not working...u need to fight for ur self...I believe one day i will be healthy..but im not quite there yet...some day i will find a way to be mentally healthy...and i believe you will to...just fight for u...do group...take then meds...and talk...talking helps....and one day...u will get off the meds...and not need them any more...u will be healthy...
Depression is not a disease (unless extreme and/or prolonged, "clinical depression") but a normal emotion (google "emotions") one of 6-8 basic ones you are born with. You need it in order to live as it is a natural signal to change your thinking, behavior and/or environment which at the moment aren't the best for you. Negativity is a prime cause of depression ( it is not a chemical imbalance). Negative thinking is a bad habit. Learn to think positive! Anti-depressants are practically worthless; see source. Try, "learning to think positively" in a Yahoo! web search for many links on how to do this. Some links try to sell books; an old reliable book by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale is: "The Power of Positive Thinking" available in your public library or from amazon.com. Do not reject this; that is your negative attitude ruling you! Good luck!
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