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From [livejournal.com profile] ewin - A note on depression.
Chronic depression does not kill merely through suicide; your body and mind also take a powerful hit every time it strikes. Depression is exhausting and painful. It shifts the balance of chemicals in the brain, and if it lasts long enough, it can cause damage to the brain, making that imbalance permanent. It's hard on the heart, the glands, the digestive system, it's hell on the immune system, bad for circulation.

Date: 2010-03-03 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
This is so important to know, and people don't pay enough attention to it. Thank you.

You are wonderful, my darling. I love you so much.

Date: 2010-03-03 07:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reddragdiva
Indeed. I have a friend with chronic atypical depression who has gone through every drug imaginable and is now having ECT as the absolute last-ditch attempt to remedy it. It seems to be working a bit, but is already affecting their memory.

Date: 2010-03-03 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Mm. It's one hell of a problem when artificially induced brain damage is the better option.

I'm chronically ill, disabled enough that I can't work, have problems getting out of bed in the morning and getting enough to eat, and I'm one of the lucky ones.

Date: 2010-03-03 07:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reddragdiva
You are hereby requested to visit more ;-)

Date: 2010-03-03 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
The only reason I get out of bed in the morning is because I have to get the girls up for school; and sometimes I don't even manage that. Frequently I end up going back to bed for a few hours with Freda after David's gone to work.

I do better with regards to eating though - I have to make food for Freda during the day, so make enough for the both of us - and there's no way David and the girls would let me get away with not eating dinner.

I second David's request, BTW. :-)

Date: 2010-03-03 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
I shall do so soon :)

Date: 2010-03-08 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lexondray.livejournal.com
The answer is MAOIs. If this doesn't work, your friend isn't atypical depressed, but has Parkinson's. MAO is how dopamine gets destroyed. Destroy the MAOs and there will be dopamine available. Intake of high quantities of tyrosine should help make more.
It's time for a new doctor.

Date: 2010-03-07 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] downybearded1.livejournal.com
This is somewhat worrying... *hides under blanket*

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