is depression seductive?

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   Posted 10/21/2004 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered from major depression psychotic features this summer.  I started hearing voices telling me to kill myself and ended up hospitalized twice.  I am doing better now, taking seroquel, wellbutrin, and prozac. 
The question I have is:  is the pshychosis and depression seductive to you?  Do you get the temptation to submit to it when it comes on?  I dont know how to describe this, but when the psychosis starts coming on I kind of am tempted to just give in to it and let it happen because it feels good in a way, like an escape.  Does this happen to anyone else?
I had a minor relapse a few weeks ago and started hearing the voices again, and this happened to me.  I really had to fight it and take my meds, talk to my doctor, etc. and not just let it happen.  It is kinda scary.
I'm new here.  Hoping I can help others...

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   Posted 11/1/2004 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Bea, my mother suffers with mental illness and also hears voices. She has told me that although she doesn't like it when the voices "torture" her, she doesn't want them to go away because they are a part of her. She has been one to give in to the mental illness because it's easier to live outside of reality.

I would like to suggest to you that you never miss a dose of medication. Although giving in to the mental illness might seem easier, it causes many problem that will make your life many times harder to live. You will lose friends, make poor decisions that affect your life, and your mental illness will only get worse. Please, consider ignoring the voices and the overcoming the temptation to succomb to the illness. Work on mind exercises such as crossword puzzles, crafts, singing in a church choir, volunteering to visit elderly, etc....this will help train your brain to think in a more rational and healthy state.

No matter what, my friend, you are never alone! Feel free to contact me if you need a friend to lean on. Take care, ~Joy
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