Is It Depression or It Is Only Trauma of Depression Which I Faced Recently?

Question by Ashish: Is it depression or it is only trauma of depression which i faced recently?
I have been a patient of clinical depression from 3 and half months.
Symptoms were
Feeling anxious all the time.
Thinking about suicide( never tried to do it)
Digestion problem.
Feeling happy because of any crazy idea and feel that I am alright now then suddenly finding out that I am in depression or I am going mad and developing great mental pain thinking about it with choking of throat.
Thinking everybody is better than me and I can’t do nothing.
Anxiety attack with throat and body pain.

But after medical treatment these symptoms are gone. But I find the world weird because I was wasting my whole time thinking about depression. Now when a new thought comes in my mind It seems weird to me. I can’t sleep in my single room. It is frightening me.

Best answer:

Answer by DeAnne
What kind of “medical treatment” did you receive? Apparently it wasn’t correct or enough because you’re still suffering with anxiety problems. Here’s some sleep ideas; do these in order:
– no pizza, curry, jalapeno peppers, 5-alarm chili or highly spiced food for dinner
– no violence, horror, explicit sex or hair raising chases on TV (radio, videos, books)
– soak in a hot bath with fragrant candles
– take a mild o.t.c. sleep aid like Melatonin (about $ 5 at Walmart)
– drink hot cocoa or milk
– sleep in a comfy bed – alone

The brain is a very complicated and delicate thing. It can get messed up and be unable to produce any or enough serotonin. This is called a chemical imbalance which is easily treated, very common and nothing to be ashamed of.

It can cause depression, anxiety, panic, obsession, self harm/self hatred, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sleeping problems, aggression/rage, anger, phobias, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, hypochondria, ADHD, paranoia, OCD, headaches, lack of interest in things, lack of motivation/ focus and much more.

Ask a dr. for anti-depressants. Zoloft/Sertraline is a good one; most people thrive on it and it has no side effects. With antidepressants, you will be much better, happier, calmer, confident, relaxed and feel normal. What a difference it makes!

According to nearly everyone who’s been to therapists, they are mostly a waste of time and money. They aren’t even allowed to prescribe appropriate meds to help you get better. Don’t stop taking the meds once you start to feel better. You need them, so stay on them.

But meds can do only so much. God is the ONLY one who knows what you’re thinking, how you’ve struggled and what you’re going thru. He loves you passionately and wants to be your BFF. He has a super deluxe custom made plan for your life that’s beyond anything you ever dreamed of. BUT He waits for us to ask. Invite Him into your heart; ask Him to take over your life and your problems.

Find a big, happy church, attend some groups and have fun. Talk with the pastor or youth pastor; he has more wisdom than you or I. And where else can you get counseling for free? people with anxiety need PEACE. A good pastor can show you how to have perfect peace. God loves you more than you can possibly imagine!! 🙂

Answer by Lola
Hey Ashish! What you’re feeling now sounds a lot like anxiety still, just a little different then before because you’ve been through medical treatment. Since medical treatment does not solve the reason why you are depressed in the first place, it just takes the pain away for a very short period of time, your anxiety will still be there to a certain extent, because the trigger that’s triggering your anxiety has not been dealt with. I totally understand what you’re going through, I used to be severely depressed too. What actually helps is to go to a therapist, and in doing so you both will work to find out why you have anxiety and are depressed in the first place. When I figured out why I felt so unhappy, my problems just diminished. It really is that easy 🙂 To answer some of your other questions, when we become depressed, the chemicals in our brains change, causing us to act in unusual ways that we normally wouldn’t. So, that may be why you feel confused as to why you felt depressed in the first place, because your brain chemicals for the moment are a little more balanced, and it’s difficult for you to relate to how you used to feel. Also, your room may frighten you as a side effect to the medication you’re on. Doctors will not inform you on the harmful chemicals in the prescription pills they prescribe for a couple reasons, but many prescription pills actually contain chemicals that are just as toxic to you as cocaine, meth, etc. Just some food for thought. But hey, I know you can be happy, keep your chin up and smile, I know you will be happy soon!! 🙂

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