Help! My Brain is Trying to Kill Me!
June 3, 2012 3:06 PM Subscribe
Why did my depression go away immediately after I finally started moving towards treating it? Why did it come back? Is this something that's normal when you're trying to treat depression?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've been dealing with bouts of depression since I started college. I finally made some progress. I tried therapy a second time. I even met with a psychiatrist who thought medication would be an option for me. She didn't prescribe anything, but we made another appointment. And then suddenly the depression went away. I was happy! I wasn't depressed anymore, so I cancelled my appointments with the therapist and psychiatrist! I made plans! I went out and bought a ticket to a show! I ended up having to drag myself to said show, but I had fun.
And then the depression came back. I stayed up until five a.m. reading random crap on the Internet. I woke up at 1 p.m. I sat on the Internet until 5 p.m., when I finally dragged myself into the shower because I have to go to something later tonight. If I didn't have to leave the house, I would have stayed in all night. I haven't eaten since yesterday. I just wasn't hungry. Meanwhile, I have a project I should be working on that I can't bring myself to touch.
What's going on? What kinds of questions should I be asking my therapist/psychiatrist? I know you are not my therapist/psychiatrist. I'll try and make appointments with them tomorrow when offices are open again.