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Re: Depression
« Reply #330 on: April 16, 2017, 11:38:05 PM »
Lads I continue to take Prozac daily, but I'm starting to wonder if the stress I put myself under at work is overriding my medication. Haven't felt 100% at times in the last couple of months.

What do you work at? (No need for detail)

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Re: Depression
« Reply #331 on: April 16, 2017, 11:46:51 PM »
Lads I continue to take Prozac daily, but I'm starting to wonder if the stress I put myself under at work is overriding my medication. Haven't felt 100% at times in the last couple of months.

Talk to your doctor.  If your situation isn't one that responds to non-medical options (meditation, yoga, etc...), then upping the dosage or switching to a different medication might be an option.  Different anti-depressants work for different people.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #332 on: June 27, 2017, 09:26:34 PM »
Danish academic recommends 'A dose of negativity' :

Professor Svend Brinkmann's anti-self-help guide promises liberation through a dose of refreshing negativity based on Roman Stoic thought.

He argues for a return to civic virtues, duties and ethical obligations.

"Roman Stoics were the self-help authors of their day ... it's more important to be a decent human being than to be yourself all the time, to fulfil your obligations," he said.

"We need a language with which to talk about those aspects of life and I don't think the whole self-improvement/self-optimisation/self-development language is adequate."

Here are his seven tips for moving forward:

1. Cut out the navel gazing

2. Focus on the negative in your life

3. Learn to say "no"

4. Suppress your feelings

5. Sack your coach

6. Read a novel (not a self-help book or inspiring biography)

7. Dwell on the past
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Re: Depression
« Reply #333 on: November 10, 2017, 10:34:13 PM »
Bump.

Daylight savings can take its toll on people. I seem to remember hearing about friends lost to suicide and there was a remarkable correlation with the time of year when the clocks change and the evenings are suddenly plunged into darkness.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #334 on: November 10, 2017, 11:27:50 PM »
Bump.

Daylight savings can take its toll on people. I seem to remember hearing about friends lost to suicide and there was a remarkable correlation with the time of year when the clocks change and the evenings are suddenly plunged into darkness.

Hardly surprising in all honesty.  Leaving the office when it’s pitch black is depressing at the best of times never mind if you’ve got other issues.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #335 on: November 11, 2017, 06:11:55 PM »
Been looking into benefits of cold showers for various reasons but I keep seeing them mentioned as a great antidote for depression...

My own experience is that they are great for stress and energy levels and mental resilience which Im guessing these things could assist with depression too.

The theory is that the cold water stimulates all your nerve endings and therefore the brain, basically shocking it into life. Also linked to steady dopamine levels

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Re: Depression
« Reply #336 on: November 11, 2017, 06:35:07 PM »
Been looking into benefits of cold showers for various reasons but I keep seeing them mentioned as a great antidote for depression...

My own experience is that they are great for stress and energy levels and mental resilience which Im guessing these things could assist with depression too.

The theory is that the cold water stimulates all your nerve endings and therefore the brain, basically shocking it into life. Also linked to steady dopamine levels
Could be something in it. I know a few people who swear by jumping into the sea in Salthill every morning as a cure. The cold showers could achieve the same effect with less hassle and discomfort.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #337 on: November 16, 2017, 11:41:46 AM »
After the DUP deal with the Tories, 50 million pound over 5 years was allocated to mental health.  I don't think any of this has been distibuted nearly 6 months after the deal was made.  It's just sitting there and it doesn't require that Stormont is sitting.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/10/11/news/mental-health-funding-agreed-in-dup-tory-deal-must-be-released--1158932/

The kicker for me is that 150 million over 5 years is been allocated for the rollout of better Broadband.   :'( :'(
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Re: Depression
« Reply #338 on: January 11, 2018, 04:02:19 AM »
Just came across this article and thought it would be no harm to bump this thread.

January can be a long month for many at home and important to remember there are plenty of people willing and available to listen.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/life-after-death-remembering-galway-s-niall-donohue-1.3312466

One particular passage in the article resonated
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Everyone’s illness is their own, unique to each individual’s context and make-up. What they share is a gradual whittling down of the sufferer’s world, a closing-in of the frame surrounding the picture they see of their life. When they can’t or won’t share that picture with those around them, they feel themselves running low on options.

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