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Re: AD's are not simply for mental plastic surgery! dannyboy

Posted by Edward on October 17, 2001, at 19:18:10

In reply to AD's are not simply for mental plastic surgery!, posted by dannyboy on October 17, 2001, at 17:53:46

Thank you for answering

> I think that these medications should really only be used if someone has experienced prolonged, marked changes in their personality and/or are virtually unable to function in day-to-day life due to depression or anxiety.

I agree. But it's hard to know. I haven't functioned day-to-day for a while. I spent ten months going to a mental hospital, mostly as a day patient. I don't if this happened because of depression and anxiety or just general laziness (or a bit of both). I panicked both times I went into lessons last week. I think perhaps I need some medication for that if not for my pseudo-depression.

There _was_ a marked change in my personality when I was 11, from a content, hard working child to my first suicide attempt within days. But it was such a long time ago, it doesn't seem to mean much anymore. People tend to change at that age anyway.

> However, if you tend to be less than an ecstatic person, and that is simply your personality, and you are still able to function and live life the way that *YOU* want to, you are probably fine.

I don't feel fine, but that doesn't mean that ADs will help.

> I don't know if you are an American, but if so, be aware that our culture puts inordinate importance on seeming to be a chipper, upbeat person

I'm english

A thought: would anyone with major depression really bother leaving posts on this website despite their loss of motivation and interest in life?


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