I have suffered from depression for as long as I can bear in mind. My earliest childhood remembrances are tainted with the ominous occurrence of my depression despite growing up in a very adoring home with two types and nurturing parents. After having a divorce in my mid thirties, I found myself unable to manage the feelings of feeling down that had permeated my living and often left myself 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 wasn’t quite right. I actually visited a psycho therapist and my doctor, both of whom asked me when my symptoms began. I actually explained that I was fairly certain they started out the day I was born, which both informed me was totally possible.
Since that time, I have tried different types of medications. From SSRI’s to MAO inhibitors, I’ve tried a lot of medications that I sometimes sensed like a guinea mouse. I finally found a treatment that worked for me and produced very few noticeable side effects. I am now experiencing good life more than I actually 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 again over all the years that I spent in manic depression without even knowing that it was not natural. I knew something was not the same simply from observing the behavior of other folks and comparing it to me, but I always thought of it to be my personality or “just the way I am”. I want to advice others who experience prolonged bouts of sadness to get more information on bipolar depression. There are several resources available on the web, and even your primary care physician could be of good assistance in supporting one to determine if you suffer from depression. He or she may recommend that you talk to a specialist.
Had I known that my problem 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.
Treatments for bipolar disorder in adults in Canada…