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Re: Life on Meds...Approaching 40

Posted by again on October 30, 1999, at 17:56:46

In reply to Re: Life on Meds...Approaching 40, posted by saint james on October 30, 1999, at 16:25:13

> >
> > I'm in my forties, but I had my kids before I was even aware that I had a depressive illness (I'm not sure I even want to say that "I have a depressive illness" -- that's not quite right).
> >
> How about calling it what it is.....Depression ?
> j

I guess I was just saying - I don't really know what depression is, or if that adequately describes what I "have" or who I am. It is a label and though labels sometimes give me some relief (oh, that's what the problem is! I'm depressed!), labels can also be limiting and not completely accurate. It's just like - I don't like to be called "a battered woman," though I was one. After awhile, that particular label made me feel more like a victim than a capable person. I am also a Pisces and a woman and have borderline high cholesterol and I was born in the year of the monkey. These are all true, but not the entire truth. ah!!! too much information




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