A new name for Depression???

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   Posted 6/4/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I think we ought to put our heads together and come up with a NEW NAME for depression and depressive disorders.
After all, it usually doesn't involve depression alone. There may be a total absence of sadness - just feelings of apathy, anxiety, rage, numbness or foggy-headedness. Can you relate?
Since this type of disorder is organic, originating in the frontal lobe, I'm assuming, and involves neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine, to name a few, I say we call it "Neurotransmitter Malfunction Disorder" or some such title. NMD. It would cover a lot of disorders.
When you tell people you're depressed, they say "what about"? GRRRR. That's like saying "What are you diabetic about?" Tell them you have NMD and they say "Ohhhhhhh. That's terrible."

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   Posted 6/4/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I kinda like that idea
I dont usually tell them anything though unless they are whispering nasty remarks about the sores I get from crohns and IV hanging out of me
Then I talk sooo sarcastically sweet.......

Thats my story n I am sticking to it and you are right it is our neurotransmitters sending wrong and mixed up info.IMHO
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   Posted 6/4/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyn wrote: " you are right it is our neurotransmitters sending wrong and mixed up info.IMHO"
Perhaps the uneducated people are the ones with problems with their  neurotransmitters ..............We need to keep advocating for Mental Health yeah
My 2 silly cents worth.
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   Posted 6/4/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
ok.. how about, instead of 'depression'...
we call it "happiness challenged"
"brain medicine dependant" BMD for short
something completely unrealted like "cous cous"... kind of code word to stop the 'normies' from bothering us.. tee hee that's a great idea.. new word for depression.. yay..
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