Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Tragic Magic » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:50 pm

My wife bought me a creative writing course book for Christmas. Been reading it and writing already and I think it's going to do wonders with my writing and helping me get over my depression. It's just such an enjoyable thing to do and it helps so much to clear my head and gives me a real sense of achievement. The book looks excellent so far, lots of writing tasks and questions to really get you thinking and trying new styles. Makes me think I should make some kind of blog to get things out there, the good and the gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Green Gecko » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:22 am

Getting stuff down on paper is extremely helpful in my experience with art, but doing it is even better. As a writer you are in the best position to do that because you can write anywhere and writing is, well, writing! There doesn't really need to be an intermediary.

Jawa, I often stay up late because I am both distracted easily and able to focus intensely on activities, however sadly these aren't always productive. I can draw strong perseverance but it is often more an act of avoidance; it can be hard to apply that to the right things.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Slayerx » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:06 am

Tragic Magic wrote:My wife bought me a creative writing course book for Christmas. Been reading it and writing already and I think it's going to do wonders with my writing and helping me get over my depression. It's just such an enjoyable thing to do and it helps so much to clear my head and gives me a real sense of achievement. The book looks excellent so far, lots of writing tasks and questions to really get you thinking and trying new styles. Makes me think I should make some kind of blog to get things out there, the good and the gooseberry fool.


Jordan Peterson a clinical physiologist has always said writing helps.


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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by jawafour » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:16 am

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:20 pm

Never been a fan of new years day. I remember my first proper existential type crisis was Jan 1 2002. I'd somehow convinced myself that everyone I ever care about will eventually die or move to Australia or something. I started having a panic attack and freaking my mum the strawberry float out babbling on about how as you get older your perception of how long a year feels gets shorter and shorter like you are being catapulted to your death like in that banned Xbox ad.

Also I'm hungover lol. I think I'll take a walk to my mum's and at least be productive cos she'll enjoy seeing me. Laterz

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Slayerx » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:01 am

I'm wondering if anyone has found cognitive therapy useful?

My girlfriend suffer from anxiety and extreme OCD and it's been an issue that's just getting worse.

Im trying to not let it get to me and understand she can't just stop doing what she does in an instant and really want to get her some sort of help.

She's open to it and even realises she's getting worse over time.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Akai XIII » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 pm

I've been offered it before, but it's not for me. Other people I know have tried it and it worked...

If she's willing to try it there's no reason not to give it a go.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by The Watching Artist » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 pm

Slayerx wrote:I'm wondering if anyone has found cognitive therapy useful?

My girlfriend suffer from anxiety and extreme OCD and it's been an issue that's just getting worse.

Im trying to not let it get to me and understand she can't just stop doing what she does in an instant and really want to get her some sort of help.

She's open to it and even realises she's getting worse over time.

Yes. Its not a quick fix though. Its about breaking down and understanding how your thoughts are unhelpful. Then to try and undo those thoughts. But it takes time.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by SugarDave » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:32 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:My wife bought me a creative writing course book for Christmas. Been reading it and writing already and I think it's going to do wonders with my writing and helping me get over my depression. It's just such an enjoyable thing to do and it helps so much to clear my head and gives me a real sense of achievement. The book looks excellent so far, lots of writing tasks and questions to really get you thinking and trying new styles. Makes me think I should make some kind of blog to get things out there, the good and the gooseberry fool.


Do you have a link for the book? I might pick it up for myself.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Tragic Magic » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm

SugarDave wrote:
Tragic Magic wrote:My wife bought me a creative writing course book for Christmas. Been reading it and writing already and I think it's going to do wonders with my writing and helping me get over my depression. It's just such an enjoyable thing to do and it helps so much to clear my head and gives me a real sense of achievement. The book looks excellent so far, lots of writing tasks and questions to really get you thinking and trying new styles. Makes me think I should make some kind of blog to get things out there, the good and the gooseberry fool.


Do you have a link for the book? I might pick it up for myself.


It's by Chris Sykes and it's called Complete Creative Writing Course. A quick search on Amazon should find it.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by SugarDave » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:36 pm

Nice one, thanks.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:11 am

I believe that I'm suffering from depression, anxiety, or perhaps both. Maybe neither, could just be something else. I haven't received a diagnosis from a doctor.

For the past few months, I've felt as though a timer of some kind has been ticking away inside my mind, but down to what I simply don't know, but it puts me on edge most of the time, making me feel two steps away from a breakdown at any given moment. I find that I can't control my thoughts like I used to, and now I spend most of my days dwelling incessantly on my many failures, wrong turns in life, and other regrets. It's a constant mental feedback loop of misery. I try to write, but all I can come up with are stupid emo "poems" and letters to nobody in particular, or to my close friend Danielle, which she will ever read because why would I inflict that on her? I've tried putting my energy into writing a work of fiction, but all I can come up with is lore, and not, you know, stories or whatever.

I was able to keep my state hidden away from the missus for a good while, but lately I just can't any more. She tries her best to cheer me up, she has the biggest heart of anyone I've known and she does help, but as a near-lifelong sufferer of severe depression (and probably undiagnosed PTSD) herself, who has only in the last year been able to break free of its dark grasp, I'm deathly afraid of pushing her back down with my own problems. And that's just one thing that bothers me; I have troubling thoughts and questions regarding the most fundamental components of my life running about my head day and night that I'm much too scared to confront.

tl;dr, I'm just a sad man. :(

You can all go back to whatever you were doing now. I just needed to vent.

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PostRe: RE: Re: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by shadow202 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:54 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:I believe that I'm suffering from depression, anxiety, or perhaps both. Maybe neither, could just be something else. I haven't received a diagnosis from a doctor.

For the past few months, I've felt as though a timer of some kind has been ticking away inside my mind, but down to what I simply don't know, but it puts me on edge most of the time, making me feel two steps away from a breakdown at any given moment. I find that I can't control my thoughts like I used to, and now I spend most of my days dwelling incessantly on my many failures, wrong turns in life, and other regrets. It's a constant mental feedback loop of misery. I try to write, but all I can come up with are stupid emo "poems" and letters to nobody in particular, or to my close friend Danielle, which she will ever read because why would I inflict that on her? I've tried putting my energy into writing a work of fiction, but all I can come up with is lore, and not, you know, stories or whatever.

I was able to keep my state hidden away from the missus for a good while, but lately I just can't any more. She tries her best to cheer me up, she has the biggest heart of anyone I've known and she does help, but as a near-lifelong sufferer of severe depression (and probably undiagnosed PTSD) herself, who has only in the last year been able to break free of its dark grasp, I'm deathly afraid of pushing her back down with my own problems. And that's just one thing that bothers me; I have troubling thoughts and questions regarding the most fundamental components of my life running about my head day and night that I'm much too scared to confront.

tl;dr, I'm just a sad man. :(

You can all go back to whatever you were doing now. I just needed to vent.
Have you booked an appointment to go and see your doctor? If you haven't then please do.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:00 am

Has/does anyone else take ADHD medication? I’m two weeks in and the side effects have been booting my balls all over the place. Mood swings, depression, severe tiredness, the works. It’s been brutal.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:35 am

I'm of the mind that medicating ADHD is a bit like medicating autism. Does it help?

Alvin, please see a doctor and post here where you can, if you feel alone we're here to listen. It sounds like this has been building up a while and there's no reason to contain yourself if you are feeling sick.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Karl » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:21 pm

Having a bit of a tough day today.

"u ok hun xx"s gratefully received.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I'm of the mind that medicating ADHD is a bit like medicating autism. Does it help?

Alvin, please see a doctor and post here where you can, if you feel alone we're here to listen. It sounds like this has been building up a while and there's no reason to contain yourself if you are feeling sick.


It's too early to tell really - it helps in the sense that I seem to be noticing more things around me and my time management has picked up since I started taking the tablets, but it's been very difficult to get around the fact that I'm sleeping 12 hours per day, and have been much more emotional than I normally am since I went on them. I have my girlfriend keeping a list of possible side effects so that I can reel them off when I go back to the ADHD guy at the end of January. I don't know if I'll keep taking the tablets for that long.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Karl wrote:Having a bit of a tough day today.

"u ok hun xx"s gratefully received.


u ok hun xx

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by jawafour » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:36 pm

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Karl » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:16 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:u ok hun xx

:wub: Thanks pal.

Sorry to hear about your side effects, sounds really rough. Hope you can find a different pill that works better for you.

jawafour wrote:There has been a pressure to "get things right" and "have fun!" for an extended time and that can be quite stressful for some people.

This is definitely a part of it. Best wishes to you too mate.


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