Know that you are not crazy. Depression is a real illness and should be afforded the same respect as any other disease. It is your body telling you that something is wrong, whether it is a chemical imbalance in the brain or unresolved emotions. Depression is your body’s way of telling you that it is becoming overwhelmed and needs help.
We had begun marriage counseling, in conjunction with his mental health counseling. He was being treated for depression at this point. I did feel at many times in these counseling sessions that I got more out of out of them, because I put so much more into them. He hated the intrusion into our lives as he sometimes called counseling. He forgot this was his depression and sometimes refused to go. I would just reschedule his appointments. He was misdiagnosed as having depression and crazy but when things continued to deteriorate, further we got the early onset of Alzheimer’s.
They will tell you over and over that you are their savior and you wonder why this incredible person hasn’t already found the love of his/her life. And you are thanking your lucky stars for the relationship. There is an irony though, they actually have little or no self worth. They build and improve their self worth on their relationship with you. And even a stranger irony is that you too might easily build and improve your self worth based on having this relationship.
In one way we’re uncomfortable with what is too much at one time and too much good feedback – our consciences doubt the sincerity of the feedback and what this is saying at a deeper level is we doubt ourselves. We also don’t want to be pushed past our limits. What is good is sometimes too good.
Another good coping technique is to take the opportunity to look at things from a fresh point of view. Try looking at things from a different perspective and you’ll perhaps see that it wasn’t the end of the world that you thought it was. Try and see what possible good may come from the situation and that you may have something good to offer someone new. What qualities could you offer that new person in your life? Almost certainly, there’s someone new out there who’ll appreciate you for who you are and all you need to do is wait for them to appear.
And we often have to come back to it. Why should we otherwise be swayed to believe about ourselves some divergent sense of falsehood; this often knocking the creative breath out of us as if we were winded, stammering for inspiration whilst clamouring on canvas.
The state of our health is closely tied to our sense of confidence and worth – too closely tied. Our society tends to glorify the healthy. Worse even than vilifying the sick, we render them invisible. Perhaps there is some deeply ingrained survival-of-the-fittest instinct at work here, but i think it is time we put it to rest.
Those whose “something” was the excuse for hatred have benefited from his support for the family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, the Disabilities Education Act, the family Opportunity Act, and mental health parity legislation. Now we have the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Now every polling place is accessible thanks to the Help America Vote Act. Perhaps, in his memory, we will have an act that will expose and indemnify hate crimes against the disabled. Perhaps in his name we will someday have decent health care.
A – My short term goals are to focus on writing one quality article each day, and continuing to network with other writers. My long term goal is to have a book published by the time I’m 40 – a dream I’ve had since I was a child.
In extreme cases the disease suffering with depression and crazy lands up in a phase of psychosis. This is the time when the patient has bizarre thoughts, like delusions and hallucinations. At this time the patient looses the senses of his/her immediate environment and is not able to make out the difference between realism & hallucinations. So he /she become so vulnerable that they can not even save themselves from natural calamities.
It is never too late to be a better friend, a better mother, a better sibling or a better person in general. There is no use attacking yourself with guilt from past mistakes or blunders. You can always move forward. Keep this in your head and you will see it manifest before your eyes.
Go easy on everyone: family, friends, coworkers, and even the people you pass on the street. Instead of choosing to see only the most unflattering or harsh qualities embodied in each person, you should look for their positive attributes as well. If you catch yourself thinking one snide thing about a person with no reason, backtrack and identify two great things about him or her.
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I had been able to dismiss all those little behaviors before this. However for him to walk past me as if I was just another faceless person in the crowd, made me realize there was more of a problem then i had realized.
The first thing that your doctor will need to do would be to determine if you have bipolar or not. This will be done by running a series of tests. The second step is to determine which type you have and then look for a suitable treatment. Normally, treatment will be in the form of medication. There are several different types of drugs available to treat bipolar and it usually takes awhile to find the one that will work for each individual. The bad thing about bipolar medication is that most of them have side effects that can be very severe for some people. You will most likely go through several different types of medications before you find one that will suit your needs.
Life is full of hardships, including illness. We don’t have to like them but we do need to own them. I have asthma, a temperamental back and a bum hip. I also have dark hair, a love of gardening and an affection for my electric blanket on cold, winter nights. This is who I am. If you have cancer or lupus or need dialysis, don’t stuff this part of you into the shadows. You are who you are and every experience adds to the picture. Believe me, I am not saying that there is some magical gift to be found in your illness (although sometimes that does happen). But I am saying that you need to wrap your arms around ALL of yourself – even the parts that you wish were different.