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TiredOfTheSadness
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   Posted 8/28/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course I intellectually realize that there is not a set number of months for a depressive episode, but I am so tired and frustrated! I am on Celexa, just added Wellbutrin. I have been going to therapy 2x a week for 2 months, and I have to say, I think I'm getting worse. I have talked to my Drs. and they feel it would be beneficial to enter an inpatient program. I cannot IMAGINE doing that. I am so tired and don't know how much longer I'll be able to bear these feelings and fatigue.
 
Has anyone experienced anything similar? Have you tried inpatient treatment? Any feedback will be appreciated.

Korissa
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Does inpatient mean hospitalization?

I've wished so often that there were places one could go to when one is so far down. I don't mean suicidal, but needing to get away and have someone care for you.

I picture a little cabin in the mountains or a place on the seashore where you can choose to either be at peace alone, but with daily contact with others who you can share with and caring professionals who will listen.

Didn't monasteries used to take people in?

mcjane
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   Posted 8/28/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Please reconsider inpatient. I think it will help more than you know.
You will meet others you can relate to, maybe make a good friend.
You will be taken care of leave household chores at home, concentrate on getting well, go to group therapy, private therapy, rest better, be with doctors and nurses that understand how to help you and even get an idea what meds or combinations will work better.

Think about it.

I wasn't a patient, I worked as a psyc nurse and most every patient was glad they decided to be admitted. In fact when they went home many missed not being there.

Jane

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 8/29/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
inpatient therapy is a very beneficial tool. especially if it is in regards to certain dx and program. i did a 6 month inpatient psycho-social rehabilitation program in 04. this programs focus is to aid in the development and treatment of those with a dx of severe borderline personality disorder. some inpatient programs are not dx specific. i have done these, and as you are around others it definately aides in your treatment and development. 28 hospitalisations, over 7 years of psychiatric therapy, one 6 month inpatient treatment program, 6 courses of ECT- public case-mangement and psych-social program for 1 year. hope this helps. with compassion,
 
jamie
 
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder
 
ps. thx for your post tiredofthesadness, and welcome.

TiredOfTheSadness
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   Posted 8/29/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies. This is the first time I've reached out beyond my drs. and husband. I don't know why the idea of hospitalization is so daunting. Obviously I'm not doing well on my own. I've gone in and out of depressive episodes over the years and this time it is so much worse and really scary. I think the death of my Mom last year triggered this episode. I also have borderline personality disorder, although that is a new diagnosis. All I know is my husband has no idea what to do for me, I have isolated myself from the rest of my friends and family, and my daughter is sad when I'm sad, so I'm worried about the harm I'm doing to her!

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 8/29/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
dear tired of the sadness, let me know if i can be of help. severe borderline personality disorder is a complex disorder, and is complex to diagnose. i have been living with and managing it for a long time now. therapy is key. one of the prefered treatments is DBT. dialectic behavioral therapy, is very effective. women are more prone to a dx of bpd, here in australia more women are dx with bpd. 2 % of women and 1% of males. however more males are being diagnosed in the prison system. with loving compassion.
 
jamie

getting by
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   Posted 8/29/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tired,

I just wanted to pop in and welcome you to the depression forum. It sounds like inpatient might do some good. That way you will have one on one everyday and maybe they can try some new meds or different types of therapy to help you to get feeling better. How long would it be for? Do you know? I am sure that you and your family will benefit from this. I am sorry that your daughter is sad. How old is she? This can be hard on young children, actually hard on all children. But realize it isn't really your fault, she is just reacting to your sadness. Lets get you happy again.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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