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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:48 PM

6. Powerful. Dreadful. Terrifyingly real.

Last edited Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:34 PM - Edit history (1)

It's like drowning.

Like slipping slowly downward, into darkness and numbing cold, while the shimmering surface above forever recedes.

To someone who is that depressed, like the author of the essay, I say: Get on meds. I'm serious.

Talk with your doc not only about anti-depressants but about something to elevate mood. To enable you to simply lift your arms or use your voice. Caffeine won't do it, coke won't either.

But there are prescription meds out there that, used correctly, can help begin to make a difference.

For someone in such a hopeless state, I think it's really a matter of having nothing left to lose. When we reach those depths, it's like we've disappeared already. Something, anything is worth a try, if it means a chance to swim toward the surface again.

:hugs:

P.S. I'll try to post some resources later tonight, when I'm back at my desktop.

Edited to add:

P.P.S. Haven't been back at desk for any length of time, but wanted to clarify. I'm talking about stimulants, such as amphetamine salts, prescribed in conjunction with anti-depressants. This is considered (still, I believe) an off-label use for deeply, paralyzingly depressed patients, people with MDD. Under a doctor's supervision, obviously, as these are controlled substances and carry very real risks of their own.

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