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It's Genetic
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   Posted 3/28/2011 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
 

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   Posted 3/28/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
WE ARE IG, WE ARE. THX FOR THAT. %-) JAMIE
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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   Posted 3/29/2011 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks IG for the wonderful informative thread. I love your thoughts on things. You seem very intelligent.

Keep on posting. We value your posts.

Hugs, Karen
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It's Genetic
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   Posted 3/29/2011 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
You're very generous, Jamie and Karen.

It's just that I see the moderators struggling so hard to convince depressed people who have no insight into their condition that I think
they might need a little encouragement to go ahead and take the leap of faith into health by seeing a psychiatrist. I see no difference between that and seeing a dentist regularly.

If it's the so-called stigma that deters people, they need to know that
well-educated people don't regard any mental or physical illness with a stigma. It's the folks who don't know really what it's all about who
want to assign a stigma to things they don't understand.

There's so much compassion among the members here and so much
experience and knowledge about chemical imbalances in the brain.

Thanks again.

I.G.

Gemsi
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   Posted 3/29/2011 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I.G,

I'm glad that you've put this post up. Psychiatrists and other medical professionals dealing with depression are a vital part of treatment as is medication. There does seem to be a lot of stigma attached to depression and also quite a lot of misguidance.

Take care
Gem
Hey, I'm Gem with CF, age 25 and diagnosed at 2 years old. I'm from the UK and say weird things sometimes. I'm no expert but I've lived through a lot of CF stuff.
Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type thing.

Precious Gem
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   Posted 3/29/2011 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Well put IG, reaching out for help is the first step to feeling better.  There are many avenues and courses of action for well being, find the one that works for you and work it!
 
Gem

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   Posted 3/29/2011 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you, Gemsi and Precious Gem.

However, one avenue that keeps one from having to take medications may be major changes in the diet which are very difficult to establish and maintain, particularly if those who need the changes are unaware of how to improve their condition by their diet. The quickest and easiest method of changing the negative to the positive is to take the prescribed medications, then to consider reducing the amount of the meds by controlling the diet in subtle ways until one feels as if he/she is functioning at optimal level.

Depressed people need to learn about neurotransmitters after they have been effectively medicated and do their research to find the other natural ways to heal. So many of us dislike the meds intensely--at least, the side effects. Folks will learn how to manage the side effects if they will give the meds a chance to work.

Exercise is another avenue to assist; I find that very distasteful although I know that its benefits are excellent for feeling tone. (More
on these things later.)
 
The big three for improving feeling tone and chasing the negative out of one's life are, in my view: proper prescribed  medications, diet, and exercise.

Keep up your good work, please, in helping folks on the Depression Forum.

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/29/2011 2:23:21 PM (GMT-6)


Precious Gem
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   Posted 3/29/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
IT, you did really hit on something.  Radical dietary change and exercise may not completely take away the need for meds, but can dramaticly reduce the amount needed, therefore, less side effects, etc. 
 
Very good thought....................
 
Gem

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   Posted 3/29/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, Gem,

We start first with eliminating caffeine and alcohol; they both make the
illness worse. Then, we go from there, and it's an afternoon's walk down a straight path to wellness.

Thanks for listening.

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/29/2011 2:35:33 PM (GMT-6)


Precious Gem
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   Posted 3/29/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome.  My boss has been out of town this week, so I have had more time to post.  That I enjoy as I am a bit of a recluse and this type of social interaction suits me to a T.
 
Gem (Always searching Gem)
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