Dealing with Depression? You’re Not Alone

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I’ve battled depression my entire life. It’s been going on as long as I can remember. When I was 4, my mom would basically do a mob drop when it was time for me to go to daycare. Y’know, where you slow down and push someone out of the car before speeding away? Yeah, that was our morning 3 or 4 times a week. Of course, I was fine once I went inside to daycare, and saw all my friends there. 
 
 
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This routine continued throughout the years, until I realized I could walk home from school, and not have to go in. I’m not really sure why going somewhere caused me such anxiety, as I’m totally a creature of routine. In fact, I do really well with a routine, and that’s part of my obsessive compulsive disorder. 
 
 
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How much of a creature of habit am I? Let’s just say that I ate the exact same thing for lunch every single day in 6th grade – Cool Ranch Doritos, Hostess Crumb Donuts, and a bottle of water. Once my mom realized I ate the same thing every day, she started buying these items in bulk at Costco, rather than giving me lunch money. I mean, it made sense.   7th Grade was Lunchables,  while 8th grade brought about bean burrito lunches.  Even now, my local Starbucks knows me by my order – and I rarely go in.  
 

Where my Depression turned the Corner

 
6th grade was also the first time that I got treatment for my illness. Thankfully, we lived in Southern California at the time, where there were lots of depression therapies and treatment options. We {I?} bounced around until happening upon a treatment plan that worked for all involved. Yes, that treatment involved prescription medications like Wellbutrin.
 
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Of course, it wasn’t all hunky dory after that treatment plan. Or the depression treatment plans that have followed since.  If I was to be honest, depression is still a battle I deal with on a regular basis. My depression is mainly caused by chemical imbalance, so I will be dealing with it for the rest of my life. 
 
One of the biggest problems with depression is the feeling that you’re alone. Well, you’re not alone. Lifescript has a broad selection of articles that all deal with and relate to those feeling depressed. Some of the highlights include:
 
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Want to find more posts relating to depression? Then be sure you do not miss these articles:
margin-left:1.0in;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:normal;”>·         Newly diagnosed with Depression? 

·         How to find a Therapist

line-height:normal”>All of Lifescript’s articles are written by medical professionals, professional health writers, and experts in their fields. . They don’t just deal with depression concerns, though. Nolpe. Lifescript covers with all types of health issues that concern women. 
line-height:normal”>Lifescript’s Depression Health Center features tips, quizzes, recipes and articles – all by professional health writers, experts and physicians – covering postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, how to boost your mood with exercise and more. Please visit the Lifescript Health Center on depression for more information.
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About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.

Comments

  1. These are some great resources for those who might need it. While I've never experienced depression, many friends and family have. Thank you for sharing your story

  2. Depression is tricky and comes is so many forms.  It is great to have a place for good information and to be able to talk about it.

  3. Depression is a very difficult affliction to live with and I commend you for sharing your story!

  4. I've dealt with depression most of my life too, and it's not fun. Knowing that there are others out there going through the same thing helps. I mean, I don't want anyone to have to deal with it, but still, at least I know I'm not alone!

  5. As women we have so many other people counting on us to care for them that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. It's so great to have resources and information about health issues…including mental health, which is often difficult to talk about or seek help for. Great job sharing your story, and I know it will help other people to not feel like they are alone.

  6. Julie Wood says:

    Thanks for sharing your story, and one important point that you made is that your depression is caused by a chemical imbalance and that you will have to deal with it the rest of your life. Depression and and the other mental illnesses that people suffer with every day are treatable! My hope is that others do not suffer alone and know that there is treatment and Lifescript is there to help!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your story – a lot of people try to hide the fact that they have depression. It can happen to anyone and nothing to be ashamed of. Like you said you feel alone tho most of us can have someone to help us not to feel that way.

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