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Need immediate help. Help!!! Help to avoid a friend breaking down...

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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Alcohol has antidepressant properties. Aged foods in general will help alleviate the problem with depression. There are some good cheeses out there that work well. Find one of your friends favorite fermented comfort foods and give it to him.


You got that backwards bro.
www.webmd.com...


Drinking will only make depression worse.


Burns, burns and burning and burning others are bad stuff, this guy doesn't need some comfort food he needs to be treated for PTSD syndrome. Please read up and look for help with this.




Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while, but they don't have PTSD — with time and good self-care, they usually get better. But if the symptoms get worse or last for months or even years and interfere with your functioning, you may have PTSD.

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.

www.mayoclinic.org...




posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
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Thus you chose ignorant_ape

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posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:58 AM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy

originally posted by: rickymouse
Alcohol has antidepressant properties. Aged foods in general will help alleviate the problem with depression. There are some good cheeses out there that work well. Find one of your friends favorite fermented comfort foods and give it to him.


You got that backwards bro.
www.webmd.com...


Drinking will only make depression worse.


Burns, burns and burning and burning others are bad stuff, this guy doesn't need some comfort food he needs to be treated for PTSD syndrome. Please read up and look for help with this.




Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while, but they don't have PTSD — with time and good self-care, they usually get better. But if the symptoms get worse or last for months or even years and interfere with your functioning, you may have PTSD.

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.

www.mayoclinic.org...


Alcohol has antidepressant properties. Or should I say that half the antidepressant drugs somehow mimic the effects of alcohol. But in the long term, burying your sorrows with alcohol instead of dealing with them and correcting problems in your life can make depression worse. If you stop taking an antidepressent medication you can actually trigger depression so it is important to slowly wean yourself off of it.

Ptsd is a different problem than depression. It is treated different as is anxiety. But SSRI's can sometimes treat both depression and anxiety. I never checked on whether SSRI meds can treat PTSD.

I study how drugs work in the body a lot, I want to understand what they do and understand why they have side effects. Most doctors probably do not understand how these meds actually work and what metabolic pathways they utilize to work.

Nowhere in the reference article you listed does it say that a few drinks makes you depressed. The ethynol actually is a stimulant for the first few drinks unless you lack the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme to break it down or the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme to detox the metabolites. The reduced moco coenzymes can also cause some problems. But the last two enzymes actually just create hangovers and the blockers of aldehyde dehyrogenase are utilized as medicines to get people to stop drinking.

I didn't think about PTSD, I do not know how alcohol would interact with that. As far as comfort foods, there are many types, the chemistry of which has been researched and medicines designed to treat a variety of mental diseases. I know a lot about this subject, more than most doctors do with the exception of endocrinologists and metabolic specialists.
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posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 02:26 AM
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originally posted by: Iamnotadoctor

originally posted by: skunkape23
Couple of pints and a long walk. Bad situation. Not much else I can think of.


Why bother commenting if you are going to say something as stupid as that?
Pathetic.
I am neither stupid or pathetic. I have seen some real #. You man up and walk it off or you fall off into the abyss of self pity. A couple of pints is good medicine.
Dip# caught himself on fire. That's his problem. Not mine or anyone else's.

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posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 03:17 AM
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Hi. I would like to apologoze to everyone involved in this thread. I was really worried and had no idea what to do. But we ended up helping him and he is ok c urrently. It was just a bad night. A big drunken slash drug episode. Didnt know he had taken drugs. Drugs are bad. Stay the hell away from them.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 03:29 AM
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It is not the most positive advice I am fully aware of that...

But sometimes, over time, a break down followed up by a build up is way more positive, strong, rewarding (hard to describe in a language that is not mine) or lets just say "worth it" then any prevention of a break down can do. The dark depths of life have an amazing result to the ones that endure and overcome them.

I'm not sure if I'm clear in my description so let me compare it to something easy. You can withhold the flu with all kind of things but sometimes it is just better to get ill and get better after that and just get it over with.

Good Luck



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: DaRAGE
Hi. I would like to apologoze to everyone involved in this thread. I was really worried and had no idea what to do. But we ended up helping him and he is ok c urrently. It was just a bad night. A big drunken slash drug episode. Didnt know he had taken drugs. Drugs are bad. Stay the hell away from them.


He is OK now which is the important thing. Would he be interested in reading this thread so he can know that people care?



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: DaRAGE

Glad to hear that the guy is ok.




posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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a reply to: tweetie

no highly doubtful



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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originally posted by: DaRAGE
a reply to: tweetie

no highly doubtful

No sweat. Just a thought. Best wishes.



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