Why won't my depression go away in spite of therapy and meds? TW

Watch
Anonymous #1
#1
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#1
I've had depression on and off since I was in secondary school, now like 8 years later I still suffer unfortunately.

CAMHS intervened when I was younger, treating me for a variety of things. I received CBT and regular contact with a psychiatrist who prescribed me medication. I felt this put a plaster over the issues and when I left high school, I seen a private therapist for a few years.

I was a national level athlete, so good diet and plenty of exercise. I don't drink or take drugs, and I sleep the best I can.

I asked my doctor for help recently and he told me just to get on with things - I'm wasting my academic potential apparently. Medication wasn't an option and he suggested I try and get more fresh air.

Can anyone explain why depression might be so long lasting? I feel like I've tried to tackle the problem, but 8 years on I just can't see a way out of this rut
0
reply
chelsea.uri
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 weeks ago
#2
(Original post by Anonymous)
I've had depression on and off since I was in secondary school, now like 8 years later I still suffer unfortunately.

CAMHS intervened when I was younger, treating me for a variety of things. I received CBT and regular contact with a psychiatrist who prescribed me medication. I felt this put a plaster over the issues and when I left high school, I seen a private therapist for a few years.

I was a national level athlete, so good diet and plenty of exercise. I don't drink or take drugs, and I sleep the best I can.

I asked my doctor for help recently and he told me just to get on with things - I'm wasting my academic potential apparently. Medication wasn't an option and he suggested I try and get more fresh air.

Can anyone explain why depression might be so long lasting? I feel like I've tried to tackle the problem, but 8 years on I just can't see a way out of this rut
With regards to your question... medicine like anti depressants is a short term solution to a long term problem which means they only make you feel happier or less depressed temporarily. Personally I wouldn’t want to rely on medicine to make me happy. So I found genuine happiness instead. Therapists sometimes aren’t helpful because they haven’t experienced what you have so their advice isn’t the best. I’ve been depressed before so I’m talking from experience.
0
reply
chelsea.uri
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 weeks ago
#3
In order to overcome your depression you need to find the root of the problem so you can find a solution. When and why did it start?
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#4
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by chelsea.uri)
In order to overcome your depression you need to find the root of the problem so you can find a solution. When and why did it start?
I was attacked when I was 13, that was the initial trigger.
0
reply
chelsea.uri
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#5
Report 3 weeks ago
#5
(Original post by Anonymous)
I was attacked when I was 13, that was the initial trigger.
Do you still have trauma?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should 'Mental health support' be included on league tables?

Yes (187)
75.71%
No (60)
24.29%

Watched Threads

View All