There have to be ways to counteract the negatives. I have been reading about tips to cope with depression. I need to know if others have had success with things I am reading or if you have other strategies. (Just FYI on my background.) I use a lightbox (SAD), I exercise. I eat healthier diet. I boost with Vitamin D & now B12. I take medication as needed. I seek support. I used to go to a very good doc who was a psychiatrist and therapist (rare combo). I haven't found a good therapist since I moved to Florida (yes, I actually relocated to increase my odds of functioning better). I read things like "start small and stay focused". I made a healthy shake and I hope to walk around the block. (The power that depression has to just make me want to stay in bed, sit and ruminate, or otherwise be worried or sad takes over a lot.) I am supposed to see support...can I get support here? I need a virtual hug at minimum. Hugs to all of you!View Thread
Yes, anger is a big part of depression. Sometimes I get angry thinking the energy of anger can push me out of the depths of despair but other times it just fuels more anger. It is very frustrating to have others ask why. Sometimes the feelings are out of proportion but they are also related to justified emotion. I am angry to have a disorder of the brain that I cannot control. I get angry that my world gets hijacked by the depression. It's a very uncomfortable feeling.View Thread
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