I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder two years ago. The depression was so bad, I couldn't get out of bed. I would be going along with my day, nothing unusual, but then out of nowhere, a wave came over me and I was depleted of energy. I started thinking negative thoughts about myself. I would crawl under my covers in bed and not want to eat. Just stay in the safety of my bed. This was debilitating.
The anxiety was worse. It would come up on me in a store, during a walk, anytime. I felt like I was getting a heart attack, I couldn't breathe, got sick to my stomach and also felt terribly dizzzy. I was afraid to get out of my house.
Light bulb: I went for help and started taking meds for it. It did subside, but what I have learned during this journey is that "you need to work the program" if you want to get well. Medication alone isn't the answer. I started therapy and it helped a little.
It was not until I joined a group "Dialectical Behavior Therapy" also known as DBT, that I am standing on my own two feet and found the strength to deal with this problem.
DBT Therapy was started for "borderline personality disorders" but now is used for many other problems. It is a pro-active therapy that one has to really work hard at.
This has saved my life.
So, if there is an anxiety, depression, SAD, PTSS, going on, I suggest you look int this therapeutic technique.
Thanks, I just wanted to pass this on. Maybe an article can be written about DBT and how it works.
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