You Are Not Depressed Because You Are A Bad Person!i just listened to a one hour lecture by robert sapolsky which made me feel less isolated and misunderstood with the depression that i deal with. i still believe a lot is not understood,but i like how he emphasizes that when you have a major depressive illness that you can't just snap out of it. that there are a lot of factors contributing to it and that it's complicated. i had never heard the term 'psycho motor retardation' and i think that happens to a lot of people,not all,but many,who have depression. that is why it's not because i'm stupid or lazy that it is so damn hard to do the dishes,or just get out of bed or off the couch.i have blamed myself in so many ways for what i have suffered all my life,which just makes the suffering all that much worse. if this info can help someone take the blame la
edit update: thank you to ep'er feasibility study for posting it in the first place. much appreciated!
deeaqua 51-55, F 11 Responses 5 Dec 3, 2010