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Numb after depression - cause, name for it?

Can long-term depression cause numbness? Is there a word for this? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Nov 6, 2016 - 15 answers

This merry-go-round sure is fun but I'd like to get off now.

Well, I have a few really awesome problems that I would completely recommend to anyone. I would suggest you try any of, or especially the full combination of, the following:
  • Chronic illness
  • No social network
  • Mental illness
  • Geographic dislocation
  • My question: how do I build a decent life? Or start in that direction, in a stable way that won't fall apart in a light breeze. Again. [more inside]
    posted by bizarrenacle on Oct 9, 2016 - 8 answers

    Advice for adult children of mentally-not-all-there parents?

    How do balance respecting a parent's age and experience and treating them well when they aren't acting their age? Sorry for the length. I am not sure how to make it shorter. [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2013 - 19 answers

    My Mind Is A Hot Mess, That Means It's Time For Grad School!

    Bipolar, doing better, wanting to get an MBA... [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 6 answers

    Should I mention I'm mentally ill on a graduate school statement of intent

    Should I mention my mental illness on my graduate school statement of intent? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 24 answers

    Help me deal with my mentally ill father, who I still need to talk to.

    How should I go about handling my (very) mentally ill father who goes through (primarily) emotionally/psychologically abusive phases with anyone he holds a relationship with? Completely cutting off contact is probably not a solution for a few reasons. [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 - 23 answers

    Help me to help my ill brother

    My introverted 19 year old little brother just confessed to me that he "hears voices" (telling him to hurt and kill people) and that he "sees things that aren't there". Help me find some resources to help him. [more inside]
    posted by Avenger on Jul 12, 2009 - 42 answers

    I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

    Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

    I say he's crazy; therefore, he must go through an evaluation.

    Australian (and U.S.) Mental Health/Legal Filter. Can you just go and talk your GP into having someone put through a psychiatric evaluation? [more inside]
    posted by metalheart on Feb 1, 2009 - 14 answers

    "Obnoxious" isn’t quite it either

    Is there a word to describe a person who repeatedly becomes convinced that someone else is sick with various obscure ailments, based on flimsy or imagined evidence? [more inside]
    posted by jessicapierce on Sep 26, 2006 - 13 answers

    When to tell the boss

    Managers, employers, and workers with this experience: should I tell my boss about my bipolar disorder? I'm about to enter a situation where it might disrupt my work... [more inside]
    posted by veronitron on Apr 26, 2005 - 18 answers

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