posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 01:39 AM
Depression also runs in my family. My father, grandfather and several aunts, uncles and cousins had clinical depressions. I don't know exactly what
caused my episodes. Yes, I could think logically, analytically, etc, but I didn't care. I had no energy to use my critical thinking skills.
Depression is a deep, dark, hole that is very difficult to describe. It sure isn't a case of the "blues".
I'm coming out of mine and have been taking Prozac and going through therapy. Since I've had several episodes of depression, I will, most likely,
continue to take meds for the foreseeable future.
I hope that helps a bit. If you feel as I did, then please get help. As my shrink says: People shouldn't have to be in total pain.
BTW, many people, (not me but some of my relatives) used alcohol as a way to deal with depression. IT DOESN'T WORK. Alcohol makes you temporarily
high and, then, you are more depressed than ever. It's really not the answer.
Feel free to U2U me.