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Does Anyone Have A Problem With Their Brain Having Been Temporarily Damaged From Anxiety/depression?

Does Anyone Have A Problem With Their Brain Having Been Temporarily Damaged From Anxiety/depression?

I've had anxiety, OCD and depression, as well as physical health issues and other problems, for ten years now. I went through a stretch of time where I was highly stressed pretty much every minute of the day. My routine every minute of every day was mapped out, due to the OCD. I wasn't on antidepressants or anything. I have been feeling lately like my brain has shut down a bit from the years of stress and… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes, doctors tell me its symptomatic of depression. When I first broke down in 2008 was worst, I didnt seek help or get diagnosed til 2009. That and meds, counseling helped me understand what was happening to me but I have bad recollection especially of nouns, peoples or things names, dates etc. still. I dont have the brain shutdowns so much now. I liken them to a computer freezing in the middle of something then continuing. Many other simalar experiences but fortunately now only in times of severe stress or triggers.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I call that brain fog. I can't seem to remember anybody's name.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes my brain has suffered brain damage it's all the different medication

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My brain has been damaged from PTSD and long-term depression and anxiety stemming from childhood ongoing trauma. Any stress on top of that takes me over the edge and my brain can't take in information, or retain it. I find it difficult to make decisions and I forget what someone has just said to me, especially if there is tension in relationship with that person which overrides what they are saying. I've not been able to work since a breakdown in 2007 when my Mother died.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I feel like that, and not just foggy but like I'm not as smart as I used to be. I'm hoping it will get better, but I'm scared it wont...and what if it gets worse!

posted about 4 years ago
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