I think doctors etc jump to conclusions too - I did a BDI test in front of a nurse therapist (for CBT) and it came out with severe depression and severe anxiety. But I don't think it is severe, even my GP said she doesn't think it's that severe... Well, not the depression part. Came out with chronically low self esteem too - which I do agree with - and I think that's more the problem with me than depression!
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- 26-03-2011 08:52
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- 26-03-2011 13:42
I'm currently waiting for my referral to see a psychiatrist here. I know I have had issues for a long long time, and I've run a huge gamut of symptoms and destructive behaviours and terrifying personality traits. Tried to work out each of my problems one by one, but at the core I know I need help too. So I look for it, and will cheer on anyone else who has the courage to ask for help. I've had at least 10 years of problems dismissed as one thing or the other, leaving me at the mercy of myself to climb out - pansies or not I'll listen all the same.
- 26-03-2011 13:46
I really dislike it when people over exaggerate. When something bad happens they will say, "Oh I'm so depressed", I'm sure depression can't be switched on and off, it devalues the meaning of it to some degree, because then a person who genuinely is depressed, people will just think they are sad.