I have suffered from bipolar depression for as long as I can bear in mind. My earliest childhood recollections are tainted with the ominous occurrence of my depression despite growing up in a very loving home with two kinds and caring parents. After having a divorce in my late thirties, I found myself unable to cope with the feelings of feeling down that had permeated my presence and often left me unable to get out of bed.
Of course, these feelings got intensified as a result of my divorce, but even well before I knew that something was not quite right. I visited a psycho therapist and my doctor, both of whom questioned me when my symptoms began. I actually explained that I was fairly certain they started the day I was born, which both told me was completely possible.
Since that time, I have tried different kinds of medications. From SSRI’s to MAO inhibitors, I’ve tried so many treatments that I sometimes experienced like a guinea mouse. I finally discovered a medication that worked for me and produced very few noted side effects. I am now enjoying life more than I ever have and can honestly say that I actually feel like I never thought I might or even could.
Enjoying life now is some how bittersweet as I look back over all the years that I spent in depression without even knowing that it wasn’t natural. I knew something was not the same simply from viewing the behavior of other folks and comparing it to me, but I always considered it to be my personality or “just the way I am”. I want to encourage others who experience extended bouts of sadness to get more guidelines on depression. There are a lot of resources available on the internet, and even your primary care physician could be of great assistance in supporting one to determine if you suffer from depression. He or she may recommend that you talk to a specialist.
Had I actually known that my problem was treatable, I would have spent many more years enjoying my life rather than wondering why everyone else was enjoying theirs. Depression is treatable, and you too can enjoy a happy, effective life.
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