Unfortunately, medications dont really help that mich anyways. The new stidies even confirmed they only help for 30% of people (unless youngo on an intense multi pill route). So, we are unfortunately on our own. Talking might help.
I disagree....and I'm a psych major....and I've taken antidepressants and know a lot of other people who have taken them. They might not help everyone be super happy, but they take the edge off and take away the suicidality....so I would say they're pretty effective if they prevent so many people from killing themselves..... PS: "studies" can show anything they want.
I like your attitude very much and agree completely about some studies being preet floppish. However, the bubble, so to speak, burst on the most common anti depressants in 2010. It is a fairly accepted fact by those conducting reseach on the cutting edge of depression research, that modern antidressamts dont really work. Here is one of the more commonly cited papers (I would be happy to cite others for you):
Sinyor, M., Schaffer, A., Levitt, A. (2010). The sequenced treatment alternatives to relieve depression (STAR*D) trial: a review. C.J.Psychiatry, 55: 126-135
Here is a second for good measure:
Pigott, H.E., et al (2010). Efficacy and effectiveness of antidepressants: current status of research. Psychother. Psychosomat, 79: 267-279.
These were just the first on the scene after the STAR*D came out. Since then, with growing momentum, researchers are agreeing.
I would agree that they might take the edge off for some...but so could lots of other things. Did you know that 1 in 15 (I cant remember exactly, but will did up the ref if you want) americans over the age of 12 is on a tidepressant? Antidepressants are the third most commonly prescribed drug in the developed world (i remember that stat clear, but will dig up ref if you want)......that is a crazy lot just for the edge to be taken off of a handfull of people (it barely out performs placebo). Oh, i remember the stats now....and these are solid (held the same since the advent of monami ergic manipulating pharmaceuticals dor the treatment of depression in the 60s. They help 1/3 of people....might take the edge off a bit in another third..and have no effect on the remaining third. Placebos tend to help or take the edge off about 50% of people.
Wow....started rambling bad this time,lol
Sorry bout the typos...tablet ramblings. To sum up:
Placebos help 50%
Antidepressants help 60%
Calm down. Also, you have too much time on your hands....
I knew that stuff from memory (spent some time as an expert in this area in the past)...it took me three minutes to type out, lol. I'm pretty sure everyone on EP has too much time on their hands. That is why we are here. :)
For a person so interested in psych, as you claim to be, you have an odd attitude towards someone hookin you up with interesting references and studies in the area instead of just spewing out opinion. Maybe opinion, rather than research, is all psych majors are interested in?
Meditation and engage yourself in things which you enjoy
Just try it once
No. Depression is a serious mental illness. So serious, in fact, that so,e even get electrodes implanted in their brains to get some relief. Try the meditation, nut if it fixes your problem, then you probaly werent depressed in the first place. It wont hurt though.
In some cases, maybe..... but if it's caused by a chemical imbalance, you'll probably need medication.
Get some hobbies
I do not if it will cure mine or not, but I am currently doing several things.
I got adopted by a dog, read a lot on depression, strictly avoid anything that may act as a trigger, keep in constant touch with exactly one friend, listen to a lot of music, not watch tv (I religiously follow a lot of awesome TV series, but I refrain from watching any TV), exercise and try not to get too badly hurt when I am rejected by the opposite sex :)
Avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death.
And here is the test of truth - anything that makes you weak physically, intllectually, reject as poison; there is no life in it, it cannot be true.
After having done work, do not think of it. Go on! Stop not! Don't look back! What will you gain by looking back?
We must be the masters and not the slaves of nature; neither body nor mind must be our master, not must we forget that the body is mine, and not I the body's.
What is there to fear? Fear is death - fear is the greatest sin.
Whenever darkness comes, assert the reality and everything adverse must vanish.
When you have got the human body, then rouse the Atman within and say - I have reached the state of fearlessness.
~ Swami Vivekananda
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
If you have some one to talk you through out of depression, yes. I think its the best way to cure depression
Of course there is, find the reason of your depression, try to eliminate it and love yourself.
try to stay buzy i always try to stay buzy to overcome my depression and anxiety
Stop believing your thoughts and overtime you have a negative thought,, complete this mantra, I am genius and I apply my wisdom, at first it will feel as though you are fooling yourself, eventually it will becomeimprinted in your subconscious mind and manifest in your life! Good Luck!
Yes. Just accept the fact that you are subject to feel bad about anything to the point of needing medication . Just say that it's me is a fact embrace it and as soon as it is accepted it starts to become no big deal and starts to fade as you start to pay attention to other things besides how bad you feel
Like me I'm a natural born ***.I'm aware of that and I try to keep it in check but rarely do I control my dysentery of the oral cavity. But I'm not intentionally malicious. And braver from this keyboard probably unless I really know you . Peace be with you
Remember the wonderful things, memories, anything that is the real you and bring her back to the world. Don't let anyone change her.
All you need is love 🎶
No, I wish there were.
Find a professional who is willing to engage in clinical trials with MDMA. Unfortunately, nearly all so-called "anti-depressants" have no clinically accepted value for "making you feel happy".
According to who?
I'm merely tossing out my experiences. MDMA has been far more useful for me, as a someone who deals with depression, than have MAOIs, SSRIs, TCRs, and all of the other classes of drugs.
Please... Persue what helps the most. It's your life, not mine.
I just don't really like when people slam traditional antidepressants without any proof....especially when I know that they do work for many people. They may be just what this girl needs, and people shouldn't be deterring her from a valid treatment option.
I agree. God, do I agree (and I don't even believe in God.)
Treatment, with risks and rewards, should be something that doctors and patients discuss with frank discussions of the patient's health.
Doctors shouldn't shove Prozac and Depakote down your throat. Neither should they shove MDMA in your gullet without discussing the risks.
People have done it.The will to do it.
Determination to shake it off. Human mind is such a powerful thing.It can do wonders if you apply it.If you make up your mind to shake if off,nature intervened and helps you in your effort...to overcome anything.
John Wayne was diagnosed with lung cancer.Doctors gave him a year.His words were: I shall not die of cancer.He did not.Lived for 25 years more and eventually died aged 75 in a horse riding mishap.
The ol pick yourself up by the bootstraps can work well for some diseases, but depression...true clinical depression....targets the part of the brain responsible for one's ability to bootstrap lift in the first place. It is a catch-22.
Most of those who claim to be depressed, even those who filled out little wuestionaires with doctors, aren't truly clinically depressed.
Up yours "shrink". Then keep on walking.
Depression is hard. Shrinks do not help. It's a business for them. Anti- depressant med's can kill. Some have real reasons to be depressed. life
situations,etc. It can take time. Easier than kicking an anti-depressants.
It depends on the person and the type of depression. There's a lot that a person can do, like the things listed below.
You can learn to manage it, but I don't know about a "cure". I tried medicine, but it turned me into an emotionless zombie. I'm trying therapy know and talking about it, but now my anxiety and fear seem to be getting worse. Seems to be a never-ending cycle.
I've suffered from depression for 17 years. Medication is the only thing that ever worked for me. I tried everything