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Depression after psychosis

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Cazfox

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My son has gone through a very bad psychotic episode for about 5 months due to smoking cannabis it does seemed to have stopped now but he has very bad depression won't leave the house cut everyone off won't even talk on the phone has anyone else had depression after a episode .he is now with the early intervention team and just been put on anti depressants.
 
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My son’s psychatrist said to us several times that she expects to see depression right after the acute episode. We only saw some rough moments, but he also takes some mood stabilisers, and he complained that he doesn’t feel much anymore. Keep him engaged in various activities, keep trying even if he will reject you.
 
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I always feel depressed after an episode.

It is upsetting to realise it was not real, you are mad, you have embarrassed yourself.
 
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Be patient with yourself, you experience a debilitating challenge, you are not guilty of this. To think of this as an embarrassment it certainly won’t help your self-esteem and this is very important for you to groom.
 
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thisisnotmylife

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I am currently in the worst depression I have ever experienced due to my last episode which has resulted in me not being able to stay at home as it is rural and now I cant drive and my job is up there too so everythings gone. I need to be able to drive to operate in my life and so because thats gone its destroyed everything. I thought my ex was in Italy with a girl as i was watching her online. there was never any proof and I was stalking his fb friends. I was also on a sex site and I met men to help me get over him. I started to think he was on it and my focus became that alone. it ended in me thinking that passing traffic was coming to kill me. I saw a red dot on the road when I looked out of my window and thought they were closing in on me for stalking this girl. I tried to escape in my car but as I couldn't get it in reverse it got stuck on the road. I tried to raise the alarm with neighbours but it was 12 midnight in a sleepy village. It was raining and my legs were shaking as I ran. I also felt a drowsy feeling as I ran and thought I had somehow been drugged with a lethal dose of something. the only person that answered their door was a drunk man who reparked my car for me before other neighbours called the police and ambulance. I was sectioned. I should not have looked on the internet so much as this fuelled my persecutory thoughts but I was too far gone in it and now its too late. I am luckily staying with a friend while my house is abandoned and has been for 3 months. My depression exists because I allowed myself to get so screwed up thats its ruined my entire life.
 
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Don’t be harsh on yourself, experiencing psychosis is not your fault. You now have all the time to rebuild your life knowing your weaknesses
 
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Cazfox

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I am currently in the worst depression I have ever experienced due to my last episode which has resulted in me not being able to stay at home as it is rural and now I cant drive and my job is up there too so everythings gone. I need to be able to drive to operate in my life and so because thats gone its destroyed everything. I thought my ex was in Italy with a girl as i was watching her online. there was never any proof and I was stalking his fb friends. I was also on a sex site and I met men to help me get over him. I started to think he was on it and my focus became that alone. it ended in me thinking that passing traffic was coming to kill me. I saw a red dot on the road when I looked out of my window and thought they were closing in on me for stalking this girl. I tried to escape in my car but as I couldn't get it in reverse it got stuck on the road. I tried to raise the alarm with neighbours but it was 12 midnight in a sleepy village. It was raining and my legs were shaking as I ran. I also felt a drowsy feeling as I ran and thought I had somehow been drugged with a lethal dose of something. the only person that answered their door was a drunk man who reparked my car for me before other neighbours called the police and ambulance. I was sectioned. I should not have looked on the internet so much as this fuelled my persecutory thoughts but I was too far gone in it and now its too late. I am luckily staying with a friend while my house is abandoned and has been for 3 months. My depression exists because I allowed myself to get so screwed up thats its ruined my entire life.

I am currently in the worst depression I have ever experienced due to my last episode which has resulted in me not being able to stay at home as it is rural and now I cant drive and my job is up there too so everythings gone. I need to be able to drive to operate in my life and so because thats gone its destroyed everything. I thought my ex was in Italy with a girl as i was watching her online. there was never any proof and I was stalking his fb friends. I was also on a sex site and I met men to help me get over him. I started to think he was on it and my focus became that alone. it ended in me thinking that passing traffic was coming to kill me. I saw a red dot on the road when I looked out of my window and thought they were closing in on me for stalking this girl. I tried to escape in my car but as I couldn't get it in reverse it got stuck on the road. I tried to raise the alarm with neighbours but it was 12 midnight in a sleepy village. It was raining and my legs were shaking as I ran. I also felt a drowsy feeling as I ran and thought I had somehow been drugged with a lethal dose of something. the only person that answered their door was a drunk man who reparked my car for me before other neighbours called the police and ambulance. I was sectioned. I should not have looked on the internet so much as this fuelled my persecutory thoughts but I was too far gone in it and now its too late. I am luckily staying with a friend while my house is abandoned and has been for 3 months. My depression exists because I allowed myself to get so screwed up thats its ruined my entire life.
thisisnotmylife how old are ? And meeting men online is the worst thing you can do that will just make your problems worse hun please stop doing that
 
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thisisnotmylife

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thisisnotmylife how old are ? And meeting men online is the worst thing you can do that will just make your problems worse hun please stop doing that
Cazfox, thanks for your reply, I am 43, I stopped meeting the men in late august as I knew It wasn't like me, its like I was having a manic phase before the episode happened. In the end, I thought my ex was on the sex site which added fuel to the episode as I thought he was catfishing me.
 
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