How can I be sure that I suffer from depression and not post traumatic stress?
After a run in eith a student, I had a hard time calming down. Thank goodness it happened on therapy day. She said it triggered PTSD. For the first time I heard it used in a nonmilitary way. I did have a tramatic childhood. Anyone else experience this?
Can I ask something, How would I describe an ongoing story that is going on in my life, in 2013, it was very traumatic going through a relationship break up, losing custody of my son at just three months old until he is 18, seeing my dad sentenced to four years also in 2013 for a crime while dealing with health issues, overcoming trauma and heartbreak and having contact with my son 6 times a year. parents separated and moving in the near future in a book.
I don't consider feeling sad about something bad that happened depression. That is a normal response to something. To me depression is feeling bad when I don't really have a reason to. Or feeling too bad about something that happened. Too bad for too long.
What causes that? Why do I react differently than other people?
A traumatic event led me to a doctor who diagnosed me with depression. According to him, I had actually been depressed a long time,,which I didn't realize until this event. I had that 1 horrible bout with depression, where I knew something was wrong with me,,,but didn't feel like I had any problems with it before that.
Now that I'm older, I can feel the depression weigh me down, but bigger problems with it comes and goes. I'm really not even sure if I would call it depression… read more
I'm in hospital and they pdoc is making dramatic changes to my meds. I'm being taken off effexor quickly to switch to an old tricyclic and I'm worried about the withdrawal. They say it won't be too bad butI've read in online forums it can be hellish.
What have any of folks experienced??
I am very confused as to what depression I have. I look back and see my depression and anxiety starting in childhood, teenage years with a very shy personality and anxious but confident exterior. After a traumatic personal event I feel it truly hit home on my anxiety but can only really see that looking back since. then I have had family disconnection , mild anorexia then it evolved into emotional eating, and always feeling disconnected… read more
I am 19 which is quite young I understand, but whenever I try to talk to someone about being depressed or how I have a mental illness a lot of people just say I am being over dramatic when I have been diagnosed by a psychiatrist and have been admitted before. Why don't people believe me? Is it just cause of my age?