Does nutrition and exercise do the same or is antidepressants needed too alongside talking therapy
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I have a friend who it helped but I also have a friend who is like a zombie.
Just control your thinking. It really is that simply. Your own nervous system is doing this to you. Even if it is a habit (something that works without conscious thought or effort) you can rewire your system and change all of that.
Or you can go get some pills and rely on that. I remember my mentor use to say he could cure depression and anxiety in anyone. I use to think that was a stretch but dude use to bring up the sales of major insurance companies by 100s of millions of dollars back in the 20th century. He's done so many great things. He died last year but now that I understand so much more about what he was teaching me, I see he was correct.
People think they are in control of their lives but they aren't. It's all our inner world doing everything. by the way Thinking isn't conscious thinking. That isn't what we mean.0
When I was age 21, I started taking Antidepressants and some worked for me while other ones made my mood to go up and down, that led me to go from doctor to doctor before they finally made them got a diagnosis of Bipolar / Schizo-Affective Disorder.2
No, because your mind doesn't want to do the work so you rely on meds. I always thought that was stupid to do. If you really want to get out of a depression, you do it yourself and you'll come out way stronger instead of falling back in a depression and depending on meds again.0
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I did take them until i found myself driving up a one way street the wrong way. I stopped taking them. I decided that i would work to get control over my life. It was working pretty good too until Covid came and screwed everything up.0
I couldn't take some of them because I had a bad reaction to them, but ended up on some antipsychotics that also treat depression and that worked way better.0
Mood lifters (Lorazepam), they help and I can recommend them to help over a few days of darker mood.0
Yeap, and no they didn't help. Antipsychotics helped, but made me feel empty and numb0
therapy and antidepressants0
I have and they did remove all the darkness for me BUT at the same time they removed all the light from my life too. Despite of trying different types, I walked through everything without feeling much emotions and in the end - that wasn't worth it for me.
Processing my traumas, self insight and my degree - which did have me look inwards at my values, who I am and how I became the way I am is what helped. Respecting and listening to my boundaries, my body and mind is how I maintain my depression today.