I have suffered from depression for as long as I can bear in mind. My earliest childhood remembrances are tainted with the ominous existence of my depression inspite growing up in a very caring home with two kinds and nurturing parents. After having a divorce in my early thirties, I found myself unable to handle the feelings of sadness that had permeated my living and often left myself unable to get up.
Of course, these feelings had intensified consequently because of my divorce, but even prior to I knew that something was not quite right. I visited a psycho therapist and my doctor, both of whom asked me when my symptoms started. I explained that I was fairly certain they started out the day I was born, which both told me was completely possible.
Since that time, I have tried different types of medications. From SSRI’s to MAO inhibitors, I’ve tried so many treatments that I sometimes felt like a guinea pig. I finally discovered a treatment that was effective for me and produced very few noted side effects. I am now experiencing good life more than I ever have and can honestly say that I actually feel like I never thought I would or even could.
Enjoying my life now is some how bittersweet as I look back again over all the years that I spent in bipolar depression without even knowing that it was not natural. I knew something was different simply from viewing the behavior of other folks and comparing it to mine, but I always considered it to be my personality or “just the way I am”. I want to encourage others who experience expanded bouts of sadness to get more guidelines on bipolar depression. There are several resources available on the internet, and even your primary care physician can be of good assistance in helping one to determine if you suffer from depression. He or she may recommend that you speak to a specialist.
Had I known that my issue was correctable, I would have spent lots of years enjoying my life rather than wondering why all others was enjoying theirs. Depression is treatable, and you too can enjoy a happy, effective life.
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