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'Depression' - What are you trying to recover from?



I hope this makes sense... Do you feel like you're trying to recover from your life? or an illness?


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Mar 11, 2009
I always thought it was from life untill i fully "understood" my illness.


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Mar 21, 2009
Definately my life!! If I could let go of my past I think I'd be a whole lot better because circumstances in my present are what I've always wanted, but then are any of us ever really, truly happy?


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May 30, 2008
I have a feeling I have repressed memories and my psychiatrist agrees but you never know what you might find. There's a chance that its a self-contrived memory anyway. It can be detrimental to be too analytical of your illness. The importance is in managing your illness and coping with life.


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Feb 14, 2008
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:) a bit of both, but mainly my illness in a 60/40 kind of ratio. It is a very interesting question and one which gets much discussed here. It is one of those areas where everyone is different and everyone's balance is different. I guess what lies behind is the question of what you think lies behind your depression - psychological or biological causes. An additional problem and question is to what extent you can recover from your life? Even after years of sympathetic psycho-analysis/therapy where I understand the life factors a lot more I still make the same mistakes. So I suppose I will always be recovering from my life as well as my illness.

I think I might give a quite different answer to this question on another day!:rolleyes:

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