Does depression ever really go away,

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bski
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   Posted 8/18/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Questions?:
 
Once you have experienced depression :{, does it ever really go away totally,  OR do you just have to learn how to cope with it for the rest of your life, riding the rollercoaster?
 
I have hope that you can do it with a positive attitude and hard work! but there are so many touching real life stories here that it seems to drag on and on... SMILE
 
 
Has anybody gone to a intensive inpatient facility specilalizing in D recovery and has it helped?  How abotu ECT?
thanks

getting by
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it makes a difference as to whether it is situational or a chemical embalance.  My psychiatrist says my depression is in remission.  And that is due to medications and therapy. 
 
I have never been inpatient or had ect therapy.  Sorry I can't help you there.  My mother was a patient, but she never got well.  She got better but not well.
 
Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 8/18/2010 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
hi bski. jamie here. male, nearly 38.
 
20 plublic admissions, 8 private-all very lengthy. 6 month inpatient treatment program for people with severe borderline personality disorder, also 6 courses of treatment  (ECT) in 2004 as well. 4 and a half yrs of intensive psychiatric therapy-with the best shrink in australia. 3 yrs of intensive therapy with the next best-burnt him out. countless hours and yrs of DBT, CBT-of which i do not like, counselling sessions for regressed sequale of abuse, physical, sexual, psychological with our centre against sexual assualt. back seeing a social worker to help with issues pertaining to loss and reliving past traumatic events. PTSD. severely depressed 20 plus yrs. working on returning to the work-force, so we are using a CCT approach. other personal issues also. hoping this helps. if i can be of help pls post a reply. hoping you feel better soon. jamie.
 
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PsychologyNarcissist
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   Posted 8/19/2010 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
From personal experience: YES it does go away, you just need to find the hobby, person, or even pet to help drag you out of that funk. Thats all I can really say here.

-The Narcissist

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   Posted 8/20/2010 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
for me it is about management. there are various forms of depression with varying degrees of intensity. some are situational and are eased away with rectifying a problem, episodic, caused by a stimulus that is briefly intense, but with some counselling and or minimal medication are brought under control quickly, obviously clinical, mdd, are your longer term forms, there are others as well. for these types medication and counselling are the norm. mine is a mix of past pain, continued emotional lability, and an endogenous companent coupled with a deep chemical imbalance. hoping this helps. take care, jamie.

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tiredoftrying
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   Posted 8/20/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The way I keep from falling into depression is to remind myself it is a thinking spiral, you think one bad/sad thing, that goes to the next etc etc. I don't let myself go to the first starting thoughts, tell myself, that for me anyway, it is self indulgence, self absorbed, waste of time. After being on many antidepressants for over 25 years off and on, in addition to other types of therapies etc, it was, for me, cognitive therapy that clicked. But I was one who an antidepressant would only work well for 2 to 3 years, then crash. Last crash was a mess for months. I was diagnosed, at least this last time with "double depression", dysthymia with bouts of severe depression. Years earlier it had been diagnosed as PTSD, and other things. I believe we have to do as much for ourselves as we can WHEN WE CAN. I personally don't believe it is a person, a job, a hobby, a thing that "fixes" us, these things can help, but they are not to be depended on. I know I don't want to be the person responsible for anothers mental health. While getting a grip, I found some things that held meaning for me that I hopefully will have for the rest of my life, in some way.
Best of luck, it's good to read about others sometimes, but like the say "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him", meaning we each have to find our own answers, and anyone claiming to have YOUR answers can be dangerous.

laynamoua
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   Posted 8/21/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay i had depression a year ago.. uhh.. and it's back again. But i guess it's just fate. a part of growing up. and obstacle in life that you must work hard to get through. =) Depression, sure it probably does leave. But that means once it does then don't create drama like i did. It takes time, be patient and keep positive. Your not the only one. i know my words don't help much, but yes depression does go away, unless you don't want it to. (it's all in ur thought)

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   Posted 8/22/2010 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
A TAD HARD FOR THOSE WITH A CHEMICAL INBALANCE. JAMIE

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getting by
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   Posted 8/22/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Laymanoua,

Depression doesn't just go away. Maybe it did for you. But those with a chemical embalance as Jamie mentioned, have to take meds for life. As I do. My depression is in remission right now, but it took a long time and there is always the chance that it would come back. So I suggest you read some more before you make statements about it being in our heads or that it only comes back if you want it to. You are wrong about that. Read, read, read...

Hugs, Karen
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htd14
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   Posted 8/23/2010 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
i agree, im sorry to say i dont think it goes away i have been on medication now for seven years and b4 that was on and off medication , i think its always with us , although some people find it easy to cope with under medication , other people need more help , we are all different and different things help us ,
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