I have a condition called Dystymia, it is a form of depression and I was diagnosed and supposed to be finding meds with a dr. I am not able to due to some finanical issues we are having that we are working on resolving. My family just doesn't believe me and I am stuck dealing with it on my own.
What can I do to help myself with this at the moment without meds and without support? I am in a down mood and am not able to function to the best of my abilities. I am so tired and out of it.
Answer by Scuba at 8:53 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 8:56 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
I agree with the other 2 previous people's comments. Check with your local hospital, and they can help you get state-funded assistance. It is important to search out different avenues for help; since medical and mental health coverage can be confusing. I believe that ONLY YOU can be the judge of how you are feeling each day. If you need support - please feel free to send me a message! I hope you can get help soon and start feeling better!
Answer by Bostonsbest at 9:02 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Have you tried altering your diet to help with your depression? Common foods are much less expensive than medications, and while it may not address all of your issues, it certainly couldn't hurt!
Apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, peaches, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potato, blueberries, grapefruit, oranges, peppers, potatoes, strawberries, tomato, nuts and seeds, whole grains, fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, beans and peas, lean beef, low-fat cheese, fatty (Omega 3) fish, milk, poultry, soy products, yogurt, and certain daily multi vitamins, can boost the seratonum levels in your brain.
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:04 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:56 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by ARmom at 11:50 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by joysings at 1:45 PM on Jul. 9, 2010