Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions

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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:00 pm

I managed to get a diagnosis from a consultant psychiatrist but I was meant to be referred to a neurobehavioural clinic. After something like 18 months I eventually was, but they wrote to me with the appointment while I was in France visiting my dying grandfather. :fp: I still have never had another appointment despite other doctors requesting it numerous times. That was something like 6 years ago now. It does make it easier to access various kinds of support but in that respect I'm OK at the moment mostly entirely down to a few charities. Basically as great as the NHS is this country, its insane how long it takes to get help with these sorts of problems, it is however worth hammering away because it is there in the end. What concerns me is how many people end up injured or dead or endangering others because the system largely ignores anything that isn't pretty much bleeding from the anus. The "third sector" does almost all the work to do with mental health and learning support, it's almost like a second, private healthcare system funded entirely by charitable funds and donations and only some government grants.

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PostRe: Depression
by kommissarboris » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
kommissarboris wrote:Christ nearly a year since I last posted!

I got a puppy, probably the best thing I've done in the last 5 years.


What kind of dog? Post a detailed picture album of the puppy please.



Jack Russell.

He's called Pork Chop.

He's amazing.

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PostRe: Depression
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:27 am

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PostRe: Depression
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:33 am

Good dog

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PostRe: Depression
by <]:^D » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:18 pm

awwww :wub: i love Jack Russells

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PostRe: Depression
by Tragic Magic » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:12 pm

2 months later and just had a second panic attack after managing to hold one back last night. Nowhere near as severe as the first one but still a horrible experience.

Left my car at work and had a work mate drive me home. Think I'm mostly over it now but going to take things easy this afternoon and go to the doctor tomorrow to see if anything can be done.

Just a bit worried in case he puts me on the sick as I don't want my work notice to start getting messy/awkward and become something I stress about explaining in interviews.

Health has to come first though.

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PostRe: Depression
by Tragic Magic » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:43 pm

Doctor's put me on a low dosage of anti depressants. I'm assuming it's not unusual to feel embarrassed about such a prescription?

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PostRe: Depression
by still » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Doctor's put me on a low dosage of anti depressants. I'm assuming it's not unusual to feel embarrassed about such a prescription?


Like you said in your post above, 'health has to come first'. Feeling embarrassed is a result of our culture's outdated attitude to mental health. Nothing to feel embarrassed about.

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PostRe: Depression
by Karl » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:13 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Doctor's put me on a low dosage of anti depressants. I'm assuming it's not unusual to feel embarrassed about such a prescription?


Huge numbers of people are taking or have taken anti-depressants, including many in this thread (and myself!). It's natural to feel a little embarrassed but it's important to know that there's nothing to actually be embarrassed of. You wouldn't be embarrassed about getting antibiotics and it's no different! :)

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PostRe: Depression
by more heat than light » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:34 pm

Different people deal with things in different ways. Personally I didn't want anyone to know about it and kept it secret from everyone except my immediate family. But I know someone who loved nothing more than taking pictures of his medication and posting them on Facebook.

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PostRe: Depression
by Aha » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:08 pm

Request: could this thread maybe be renamed to 'the mental health thread' or something similar? I assume the people who post here have numerous different conditions, and I think a name change would be more inclusive.

Anyway, I'm gonna post a link to another forum with a diary I was writing to help myself and others. I haven't added to it in a while, but many of the things I've written are still relevant. Also if anyone is interested there's a lot of info on my apparent condition.

Here's the link: http://www.dpselfhelp.com/forum/index.p ... ary/page-1

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PostRe: Depression
by Karl » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Aha wrote:Request: could this thread maybe be renamed to 'the mental health thread' or something similar? I assume the people who post here have numerous different conditions, and I think a name change would be more inclusive.


This is a good idea, done.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Johnny Ryall » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Very true. Depression and anxiety go hand in hand.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by jawafour » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:20 am

I’ve been in a “dip” for the past couple of weeks. It’s not a new scenario as these phases have come and gone for many years now. The current one doesn’t match some of the all-enveloping dark periods of the past but it is still having an impact. I have been avoiding social interaction and, well, doing almost anything, really. Outwardly, I’m still pretty positive but internally I’m just beating myself up for being useless.

I’ve not been outside in five days but I have gotta get out there now. Hopefully the fresh air will help and the change will give me a little boost as well. Small steps.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Johnny Ryall » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:00 pm

Yeah definitely try and get outside dude even if it's just around the block once a day. Staying inside for an entire weekend makes me anxious so 5 days can't be good.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by jawafour » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:03 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:Yeah definitely try and get outside dude...

Thanks, man. I was outside doing some gardening work for a few hours and I think it did me a lot of good.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by still » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:41 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41445840

^BBC has been posting a series of these articles. May help some people??

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by still » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:42 am

jawafour wrote:
Johnny Ryall wrote:Yeah definitely try and get outside dude...

Thanks, man. I was outside doing some gardening work for a few hours and I think it did me a lot of good.


Gardening work always does you good!

We should have a GRcade gardening topic! Er, maybe not....

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Green Gecko » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:17 am

Some people talk about gardening in the DIY topic btw. But yes it's very good if you can't face the street. I've ended up weeding for hours.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:40 am

jawafour wrote:I’ve been in a “dip” for the past couple of weeks. It’s not a new scenario as these phases have come and gone for many years now. The current one doesn’t match some of the all-enveloping dark periods of the past but it is still having an impact. I have been avoiding social interaction and, well, doing almost anything, really. Outwardly, I’m still pretty positive but internally I’m just beating myself up for being useless.

I’ve not been outside in five days but I have gotta get out there now. Hopefully the fresh air will help and the change will give me a little boost as well. Small steps.


Do you work from home Jawa?

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