Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

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    Help!! EatingDisorders #TreatmentresistantDepression #Anxiety #PTSD

    Help! I don’t know where else to turn. I see a wonderful counselor weekly. Have had genetic testing and a phenomenal amount of med attempts. Did ketamine for 2 plus years. $500 out of pocket every 2-3 months because insurance doesn’t cover it. It was far from helpful and a terrible experience. I have to write a plan to improve rather than the plan my counselor wrote so I have more ownership. It makes sense to me. I am contracted for safety, I know it’s just a piece of paper. However I am beyond exhausted. I don’t know where to begin. Any suggestions would be helpful. Getting out of this black vortex and to eat. My chances are running out before the option will be taken away. Thanks in advance.

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    Do things improve? #TreatmentresistantDepression #Anxiety #PTSD #AnorexiaNervosa

    When do things improve? I finally went back to a psychiatrist for med adjustments after a few years due to multiple bad experiences. My regular doctor was prescribing, but didn’t know enough about the meds. I see a therapist weekly. This episode of depression isn’t lifting. It has been months. Not being hungry has caused an increase in my anxiety. How I get up and to work is a huge challenge. I also have SI. I am a Special Education teacher with a student that has many of the same diagnoses. She is a huge trigger to me. Over the weekend she attempted suicide - she is 13. I am very glad she did not succeed. I know she needs lots of help and is getting it long before I ever did which is a positive. Is it bad to think at least she had the determination to try suicide?

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    Depression never ends….scared tired #ChronicDepression #TreatmentresistantDepression

    Please help me… send some understanding… feel like I am losing the battle.

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    What helps you cope with worsening depression?

    This morning I realized I’m showing the signs of a deeper depressive episode (compared to the everyday depression) — disregarding hygiene, not feeling up to doing anything I usually enjoy, becoming easily agitated and angry, and that whole “I feel like a walking antidepressant commercial” vibe as I look out the window full of melancholy.

    Do you have any advice for ways to put the brakes on this worsening depression? What helps you when you feel your depression symptoms getting worse?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #TreatmentresistantDepression #TRD #CheckInWithMe #MDD #BipolarDisorder

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    Hard weekend and hygge

    It’s been an emotionally difficult weekend. I’m changing medication (which i recently posted about - thank you for all the support!) so i’m not really surprised this has been a tough couple days. I did make it out of the house today. I went to the new downtown Ikea to buy candles. They have pretty good quality candles for a dedent price. Candle light is a key part of hygge, which is the scandinavian art of coziness. Hygge is all about lightening the spirit through the darkest times. Now that i have a full time job, i let myself buy things like candles and couch throws so i can feel cozy even when I don’t feel good. It’s one part of my self care, setting up my home enviroment to give myself some comfort. I have now set them up and lit them. So that is a good thing i dis for myself today.

    #MajorDepressiveDisorder #TreatmentresistantDepression #Selfcare #MentalHealth

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    More medication changes #MajorDepressiveDisorder #PersistentDepressveDisorder

    I recently started a new anti-depressant, switching from one I had been on for about two or so years. I have changed medications before and knew going in that it was possible the new medication wouldn’t work for me. After several weeks of waiting and seeing, my psychiatrist and i decided the new medication wasn’t working for me. So we’re going to try again with another new medication.

    This new new medication will be the fifth one i’ve tried, not counting one that we tried as an adjunct to one of my previous medications. Objectively i understand that just because in haven’t found the right one doesn’t mean i will never find one that gives me some relief to my symptoms. But it is of course hard to stay hopeful when you’ve ticked another potential medication off the list. And it’s harder still when you have been dealing with depression for years and years. I have only really ever gotten to a “functioning but not feeling good” place. Which, yes is better than the “not functioning at all and in the depths of agonzing depair” place. But I haven’t had a lot of joy or contentment or much confidence or a healthy sense of self that i hear people who are not depressed can have a fair bit of the time.

    And tapering from any anti-depressant has its own effect on your mood. It’s been a challenging and difficult few weeks, first with feeling no improvement in my mood (which has been really low for months) with the new medication, and then with tapering down from the dose i was at. Somehow, I have managed to keep working my full time job and although i have found some tasks more difficult right now (things i know i am capable of doing but that just seem harder) i know there’s been no dip in my work performance. So I guess that is something. I am grateful i am able to support myself - there was a time when i was not able to.

    All that said, it’s just hard and i’m tired and not looking forward to dealing with new side effects of yet another new medication. And did i mention i am just really tired. It’s hard to really believe it’s possible that a new medication will help, even though objectively this is true. It could help. It may not but it could. Maybe it will lead to a diagonosis of treament resistent depression which may open the way to alternative therapies like TMS or ECT (where I live it becomes easier to access these treatments if you have tried several medications with little to no improvement). The only way to know for sure is to try, unfortunately. Keeping going is sometimes the hardest thing.

    #Depression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #TreatmentresistantDepression #Anxiety #Selfcare #Medication

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    #BPD #ADHD #TreatmentresistantDepression

    #hospital#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder Uhh 😬🥴 I've been struggling horribly for the last year. My confidence is 0. I'll be 38 in 3 weeks and I can't even hold a job. My marriage is a s!!t show and I've been trying so hard to fix it that that's all I'm doing. My first grandchild was born 2 weeks ago and I can't even concentrate on him or my daughter.
    How do you completely start over? Rebuild your life with no education, no family to fall on while living in a podonk town that's got NOTHING to offer. #MentalHealth #Suicide #s #borde #insom


    Boundaries! I need some help with this topic!

    Hi my Mighty Firends, I need some help from you. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good books to read about boundaries? I get a little confused on what they are exactly in the realm of mental health. I want to learn what they are, how to create them, enforce them, maintain them and not chicken out when someone crosses them or questions me about my boundaries.

    I really appreciate any help on this matter, so thank you in advance! 💜

    #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #boundaries #TreatmentresistantDepression


    Question #TreatmentresistantDepression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #ChronicDepression #treatment

    Is anyone else putting everything into treatment but it just isn’t working? Or am I just being difficult? I’m currently off of work (AGAIN) and in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I participate in groups and am “compliant” with everything they say. I’m on many meds and have tried many more. I’m tired…