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Re: Drepression: Do you suffer from it?
Hi Guys, interesting reading your experiences, i too have suffered and sometimes slip back into the episodes. Mine started when i was working in an IT company, i was really stressed the GP believed that this caused my depression, i had 3 months off and actually left the company, my symptomes were varied and changed almost daily I had no self worth, mood swings, and dark days when i didnt want to do anything or speak to anyone, i later investigated the causes and found that i had a seratonin (sp) deficency which is a chemical in the brain that makes you happier, i was on medication for about 9 months or so seroxat (the stuff all the media coverage is about) it seemed to do the trick and i am now pretty much back to normal although i am not as confident or assertive as i used to be, and do still have so called episodes, my wife is really tuned into it and recognises before me when i am going off, we seem to manage it quite well, but its sometimes a bit scary. Before i experienced depression i was pretty dismissive and though it was a weak person who got it and they should just wake up and snap out of it, but now having been through it i am very sympathertic and recommend you seek expert advise as soon as possible, i have been to places that i wouldnt wish on anyone.
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