There are positive things you can do, things that will make life better. Everybody has something in life that gives some joy. Even depressed people. One thing that does it for me is music. https://youtu.be/gr_eVcCAUXo Gimme the beat boys and free my soul. I wanna get lost in your rock and roll And drift away … Continue reading Depressed again. Naturally! Pt. 5 What works for me.
We have drugs. We have therapy. Both may be necessary but both take control and responsibility out of your hands. You have to help yourself or it will be all for naught. What works for me is a Zen-like approach but the shrinks like to call it "Radical Acceptance." It fits in nicely with Dialectical … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally! Part 4
The theory behind treating depression with medications is that happiness is mediated by neurotransmitters and unusually low levels of them cause depression. Serotonin is most the most commonly targeted but dopamine, and epinephrine may also also be targeted. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are yet another class. The most commonly prescribed drugs are in a class known … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally! pt. 3
Micheal Phelps has high functioning depression. He has become the poster child for it. Nobody could be closer to the Lancelot ideal than he. Eight Olympic gold medals in swimming. Rich from endorsements and his place in history secure, the world was at his feet. Women wanted him. Men wanted to be him. And he … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally! pt. 2
My earliest clear memory of elementary, school, kindergarten, is of being ignored and friendless. I didn't know why that was. It just was. I walked the playground alone. I doubt I could have named half the members of my class. We all have a self-image that tells us who we are and how to act. … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally!