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Subject:  Re: My blog post on Depression Date:  4/8/2013  5:09 PM
Author:  ishtarastarte Number:  14902 of 15014

LCD, As I recall, you're bipolar, like I am.

D stressed that she has situational depression, which is different from what we experience. Here's some of my response to D's post:

http://www.lifeuncalculated.com/2013/04/on-depression-bipola...


She has situational depression, not major depressive or bipolar disorder and that is a reason why she can handle it without meds. And I respect her decision.

There was even a time when I felt similar to the way she does, so I understand it, especially since I've always been interested in self-help and spiritual growth. I thought I ought to be able to get myself out of it, that I could think/force myself to be better. I don't need no stinkin' medications. I'm so enlightened, I should be able to meditate and exercise myself better!

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Back when Prozac and other SSRIs were still new on the market, I started to hear the phrase "I don't need a crutch" or "medications are just a crutch."

Here's the thing. . . . If your leg is broken, you NEED a fing crutch, and a cast, and maybe pins to hold the d@mn thing together until it can heal.




Ishtar
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