Another very insightful post – says it extremely well
Dwelling in depression
BY COLOURTHEDAY ON JUNE 25, 2012
I don’t know whom to blame, but there must be someone! Everywhere I turn, somebody is depressed. I talk to the girls, about their friends or acquaintances, they are depressed, their friends, that is. I think I must know at least ten people telling me they take anti-depressives; I imagine I have twice that number of friends who are too ashamed to tell me about anti-depressives.
I have all respect in the world for the despair and hopelessness that comes with this illness.
But I have nothing but disrespect for all the GPs who use this as the best excuse ever not to get to the bottom of things. So easy to just hand out a prescription and “see you next month” when someone comes in to complain about lack of sleep, lousy feelings or lack of drive.
Since when are all those feelings not part of life?
Since when, has the cure for all, been a pill?
I know many people have serious depressions, and I don’t mean to offend anyone. I have so much respect for those who fight this disease, and have the courage to seek professional help. It is those who sit at the other side of the table, I am aiming at.
So many people starting on anti-depressives use them for years and years.
So many don’t get ANY other help.
If reading about side effects were obligatory, would so many use these pills?
If your GP told you, that this drug might help, but we won’t really know before at least six months, would you use them?
This creates patients, who stay patients for many more years than necessary. If listened to, if treated with more care and less pills, the situation would be so much different.
I can’t help thinking that depression is a “fashion” thing. And feel so sorry for those who suffer with severe depressions, though more awareness of this illness can help!
I can’t help thinking; nobody has mouse arms anymore. After serious research into neck injuries, it became clear that those large whiplash neck supports worsens the condition, whiplash also went out of fashion. (Though I have it, a real whiplash!)
I hope depression gets out of fashion too. Someone makes loads of money because people are wrongly treated with expensive pills.
Sorry about the rather cross language and strong meanings in this post. I was angry.
There is probably a pill for that too!
- Dwelling in depression (colourtheday.wordpress.com)
- What Not to Say to a Depressed Person (brokenbelievers.com)
- Is the Internet making us blue? (salon.com)
- Coping With Depression and Insomnia (everydayhealth.com)
- Drugged Britain: ARE WE HOOKED ON HAPPY PILLS? (telegraph.co.uk)
- Stress & Depression Can Shrink The Brain? (uniquedaily.com)
- How stress and depression can shrink the brain (sciencedaily.com)
- Understanding Atypical Depression (everydayhealth.com)
- The Link Between Depression and Debt (everydayhealth.com)
- Jennifer Hoffman: Depression and Ascension (the2012scenario.com)