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Hello,
I am new to the forum and am looking for advice and ideas on how to overcome depression. I already am getting professional counseling from an LMFT and taking medications to help me. Many days i dont want to get out of bed. I am on social security disability for the condition. Please help! All advice is welcome. Mert
 
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thanks for the articles. I will bring this up with my therapist when we meet again on Wed. Mert
 
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Cool, you are most likely gonna have to wait before you have tried a couple of different medications though. Because if you are both getting used to some type of medication and having TMS or ketamine infusion you cannot clearly say which of the two therapies alleviates the depression, if it does
 
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i have tried several medications which is frustrating since i still dont feel the ones i have are helping that much. thnx for the reply
 
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Hi again Mert

One thing that sometimes helps me when I feel really low (when I can concentrate) is escapism in the form of entertainment, such as music, TV shows, gaming, movies, comic books and novels. Although I don't read much in terms of books.
 
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Hi Mario,
I have lost all interest in music which is sad. i do watch netflix once and awhile just to pass the time, but i dont like a lot of their content. I appreciate the suggestion. I guess you are getting my messages! Mert
 
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Hi Mario,
I have lost all interest in music which is sad. i do watch netflix once and awhile just to pass the time, but i dont like a lot of their content. I appreciate the suggestion. I guess you are getting my messages! Mert
Hey no problem friend. I was just trying to suggest something. You must be struggling to have lost all interest in music as it's not an attention-intensive thing like movies or tv series or books. I am getting your messages yeah - the little notification bell at the top right of the screen alerts us when we get a new post or a like in a thread we are posting in.
 
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