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What Am I Missing?
Since depression became an unwanted long term guest in my life, a lot of things have gone away, some almost unnoticed, others very notably.
Some are obvious. Lack of things like
are well known and expected losses for those who suffer from depression but there are others some of which don’t affect everyone who has depression and some of which may come as a surprise to you.
- ability to get to sleep
- ability to wake up
All of these things take a toll on you mentally and emotionally.
Sure, you’re ‘depressed’ but that seems to be a chemical thing. What’s worse is that coupled with that clinical depression comes emotional stress caused by the things you’re missing.
It’s stressful knowing that you’re going to forget things randomly and the things you do remember you need to do you’re going to struggle to concentrate to do.
It’s stressful feeling that you’re only a fraction of the person you once were, that you’re letting yourself and your family and your friends and coworkers down because you can’t function in the way you did once.
It’s stressful and that stress, and the feelings it causes can make you more.. depressed.
Advances is modern medicine mean that there are some medicines which can really help if you’re depressed. They can give you that lift and balancing that you need to start getting back on track but if you’re only taking medication, you’re missing something.
Seeing a counselor can really help many people who are depressed.
It’s easy to just want the quick fix. Pop a pill and everything will be OK.
For most of us, that’s not how it works though.
Medical depression becomes coupled with psychological needs which you have to meet to truly be free to get back on track.
There are quite a lot of stigmas attached to taking depression meds and seeing counselors but I want to encourage you today if you’re reading this… don’t miss out on an essential part of your healing process.
If you’re only taking medication for your depression and not talking to someone about it then there’s something missing.