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How do you start to care about yourself?

How do you start to care about yourself?

How do you do it? I just don't care about myself. I know how to care for myself. I'm asking how to care ABOUT myself.

Everything I do is for someone else or because I'm "supposed" to do it but nothing that has to do with my own wants and needs seems important enough to me to prioritize.

I know logically that I'm supposed to care about myself. Care what I eat or how healthy I am but I just...don't.

How do I change this?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I write everything in my planner and it helps me accomplish things...even small things like painting my nails.

posted 4 days ago
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Why am I so anxious?

Why am I so anxious?

I get dumps of Adrenalin in to my system and I want to flee or fight - mostly just flee but I did go through a period where I was verbally aggressive - never physically. I have to take anti anxiety medications to cope day to day and yet I still feel hyper alert at times - always looking for the threat. The words or behaviors that don’t belong. It’s exhausting.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yeah, and taking a dose at night ensures that it will be in your system in the morning, too! It’s worth a try!! Good luck!!

posted 1 day ago
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How do people keep motivated?

How do people keep motivated?

I've currently recovering from a broken ankle a d i can fèl my mood dropping or more i have no motivation to do anything. Any suggestions.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

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posted 3 days ago
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How Can I Incorporate Self-Compassion into My Daily Routine?

How Can I Incorporate Self-Compassion into My Daily Routine?

I struggle immensely with self-criticism and self-bullying which is obviously doing more harm than good. My internal critic has taken control of my daily thoughts which is something I really need to curb. My question is: How can I incorporate self-compassionate practices into my daily routine when I don't believe I am worthy of my own love and compassion? I know it sounds strange but I don't believe that I deserve my own love and compassion, much less… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I agree that getting outside and helping others does help. I have been struggling lately with beating myself up as well. I need to go to counseling to… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Why is my family not supportive of me?

Why is my family not supportive of me?

I am 42, I have a good Husband and 4 beautiful children.
I have lost my zest for life, and nothing gets me going and out of bed not even my children.
I sometimes feel that I really couldn't give a damn, but other times I just feel guilty for feeling like this.
But still nothing gets me out.
I love my family and I think they have moved on in accepting their mother and wife is just going to stay in bed forever.
Nobody even tries to talk to me about it and that makes it harder… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I understand how you feel.I have two children and a husband.During manic depression I feel like I want everybody gone including my own… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Does anyone else have long, involved, vivid dreams?

Does anyone else have long, involved, vivid dreams?

I don’t get them every night, but I’ve had them the past two nights and I wake up tired and worn out in spite of sleeping 10-11 hours. I wouldn’t call them nightmares, but they’re very emotional and seem so darn REAL. Sometimes I even wake myself up because I’m moaning, groaning, or trying to yell in my sleep. I read that antidepressants can cause this, so I was wondering if any of you were experiencing the same thing. I think it’s from either the Effexor or read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have had the same problem for years and cannot been to GPs/ therapists to be told there is nothing they can do... It's draining the life from me

posted 5 days ago
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How do you get through and be productive if your desire to try is gone and you feel nothing?

How do you get through and be productive if your desire to try is gone and you feel nothing?

I have lost my desire to live. I'm not suicidal, but thoughts of my death sits on my mind like a jack in the box waiting to spring into action.
I am unemployed and with financial struggles, feel the pressure of getting a job overwhelming. i feel like I'm not able to commit to anything because I will fail. My depression takes over, my body hurts and I'm not able to get out of bed. I would just end up losing whatever job I… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My thoughts exactly. I could have written this, what you wrote!! Right now I'm on here instead of getting ready for 2 get togethers that I stupidly said… read more

posted 6 days ago
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How to not feel badly or guilty when I have spoken my mind about things

How to not feel badly or guilty when I have spoken my mind about things

A year ago I sent a text to my cousin railing on her for not attending my son's high school graduation party. I have three cousins and two of them have 3 adult children each. I have attended many if not most of their functions including: high school graduations, college graduations, assisted with wedding and baby showers, funerals, and attended weddings. Only 2 family members came to my son's graduation.
Obviously, it bothered me.
So I… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes, I learned not to speak my mind cause they use it against you later on and hold grudges. Family depending who can turn on you. I don't trust them to… read more

posted 6 days ago
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Was wondering on anyone's bad days do they ever feel numb inside?

Was wondering on anyone's bad days do they ever feel numb inside?

Hard to describe this but I mean like does anyone feel numb at times but just carries on with daily life. Like as if you don't want to do anything. You feel nothing but no point explaining to anyone knowing they won't understand as they haven't been through depression and that?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member Wiggle wiggle wiggle! Too cute.

edited, originally posted 6 days ago
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Does any of you exprience chronic fatigue that makes it hard to have enough energy to function properly an do things you once could?

Does any of you exprience chronic fatigue that makes it hard to have enough energy to function properly an do things you once could?

Hey, do you ever feel that way?
I feel really heavy often and I lack the energy to even converse with people.
When I play sports I run out of breath very quickly and I used to be a competitive athlete with amazing cardio.
I've done all the tests out there and keep going back to my GP and my doc what else can we test and do about it.
Of course all th tests came back negative. It's… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm not sure I'd call it fatigue but I do feel like I have no desire to live my life. I only do what I have to and even that has been getting less and… read more

posted 6 days ago
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