I think so many of us hide our depression because we are afraid to be judged by our family or friends. I know I do. I make light of certain situations even though they are secretly eating me alive. I don't want anyone to post a "crazy" title to my back. : /
Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Jul. 3, 2011 in Health
Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 AM on Jul. 3, 2011
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Answer by kit_manson at 11:09 AM on Jul. 3, 2011
I have been there too. Thankfully, I was able to get beyond the depression without dangerous medications (and yes, prescription antidepressants are among the most dangerous meds in use).
Did you know that most doctors outside the US do NOT prescribe them; because of the danger, and because of the lack of evidence that they work as well as natural alternatives like St Johns Wort or SAMe?
There is no shame in feeling depressed, and there is help available. Start with counceling, (someone knowledgable that you feel comfortable talking with, and respect their advice). Make sure you are getting the rest, excercise, and nutrition your body needs; and remember that nothing (good or bad) lasts forever. GL
Answer by ss_mom at 2:59 PM on Jul. 3, 2011