• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

Advice needed regarding depression

M

minttea

New member
Joined
Sep 11, 2009
Messages
2
Hi all,

I usually get bugged by my depression for just a few hours per week, but for the last week and a bit it seems to just not be leaving me alone.

Here is a bit of back ground.

I started to suffer from OCD and Depression about 3 years ago. This was the lowest point of my life and I hated every second of it. I eventually beat the OCD around 8 months back. I had CBT right at the start and this helped alot but I was still very ill afterwards. It just took 2 years of persistance to beat the OCD.

After the OCD, the depression and also an anxiety of being abroad or going off to places like London filled me with dread - but for no apparent reason.

Thesedays - I usually only become anxious when I am first depressed. If I have no depression on a certain day then I dont get anxious. But if I get depressed then everything seems a challange and I worry that it will get worse.

None of this is severe anymore, but it is enough to stop me going on holiday and enough to make me have to stop and think every time I want to go out with friends. My anxiety is that I will have a 'depressive episode' and be away from home and not be able to get back.

I know that this sounds realy weird and I am not sure if I have made too clear what is happening.

What I need advice on is what to do now? My Dr sent me to a psychologist last year, but she was not the right person for me and actually made my situation worse. I feel like I am right at the end of a battle but not sure where to turn to get help with the last little bit.

I forgot to mention that I did have a course of Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy which helped no end with the depression. I think that it really helps in stopping the depression from escalating but I just need help to work on the triggers now.

Any ideas where I should turn to get help?
 
S

schizzzoid

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 3, 2009
Messages
333
Location
Derbyshire
Ayup,

I doesn't sound weird, it sounds like depression and anxiety, maybe, as you mention it, with a little bit of OCD thrown in, for good measure.

I don't know what to suggest really, maybe a another visit to the Doc, and ask to be referred to a different psychiatrist, explain why you didn't get on with the previous one, horses for courses, as they say. It's not uncommon to dislike your shrink, and sometimes, it's not that hard either! You sometimes have to make allowances for them. I've found that they tend to repeat themselves a lot, to make sure poor me understands what they're on about, this works both ways. :D
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
D Think my dad has depression (advice needed) Depression Forum 6
W Advice needed for a relationship with someone suffering with severe depression Depression Forum 6
DistantOcean Advice for people with depression Depression Forum 7
S Advice Depression Forum 8
J Advice. Depression Forum 3
D Relationship Advice Depression Forum 7
I Advice please Depression Forum 8
L Depressed partner- seeking advice Depression Forum 5
I Work place bullying advice please Depression Forum 21
fluffydogs Advice for dragging myselt out of an episode? Depression Forum 16
F Mental health advice Depression Forum 2
P Asking for advice Depression Forum 3
T Advice for the depressed Depression Forum 24
H Frustrated with CBT, any advice? Depression Forum 3
M Girlfriend has depression and has pushed away. Need advice/support Depression Forum 2
T Advice for you on loniless and depression Depression Forum 5
SnowFairy00 Advice re medication - should I seek a second opinion? Depression Forum 8
MrBond007 Rejection advice? Depression Forum 5
moonperson vent/advice: I really can't stand myself and I don't want to like this person who I am. Depression Forum 14
L Would like some advice about feeling detached recently Depression Forum 1
Ladyfair I am asking for advice please. Depression Forum 9
K Advice Depression Forum 1
ineedabettername I’m in need of some serious life advice. 💢 What can I do? Depression Forum 5
jajingna Jordan Peterson: Advice for people with depression. Depression Forum 31
S Advice on Emotional Support Animals? Depression Forum 1
E Need advice Depression Forum 7
K Advice when feeling low Depression Forum 26
S Need some advice Depression Forum 4
M Need some advice for helping my partner Depression Forum 1
M Advice on how to overcome depression Depression Forum 8
Gigglypuff sad inside So this is my life story. Can someone give me advice ? Depression Forum 2
E Very depressed and need advice Depression Forum 14
X Looking For Advice Depression Forum 8
Capt Hooke The Most Amazing Advice you had from a P-doc? Depression Forum 1
I Any advice on how to want to fight back? Depression Forum 12
C Seeking Advice on Dealing With Intense Feelings That Come With Depression or Art Depression Forum 6
J Need advice dealing with longterm Girlfriends Depression Depression Forum 17
M Experiencing depressive episodes in relationships, need advice Depression Forum 2
W Almost at the end.... Help needed Depression Forum 10
J I just needed to tell somone. Depression Forum 16
D Support needed Depression Forum 6
S I needed to share because I never have. Depression Forum 2
S Should I prioritize much needed self-care above reuniting with the guy I feel most deeply for? Depression Forum 5

Similar threads

Top