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Is there a better way? I am uncertain. I am new. Here we go!

Is there a better way? I am uncertain. I am new. Here we go!


I have as have others, stumbled upon this site in a desperate keyboard frenzy of nothingness. I have anxiety, depression and as of yesterday, a diagnoses of (maybe they say) bi polar. That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. That is the hard part.

I have scoured the earth to beat this. Doctors, books, DVDs, CDs, various medications. Yet I am at the same hill, running upward and never reaching the peak.

Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent. I am successful in life, but beat down by my constant problems and issues.

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.

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Abomino13, psychiatry is an infant science, be wary about accepting anything they say, many people with anxiety disorder experience depression too, but it's a kind of secondary depression, we get depressed because we're anxious, cure the anxiety and the depression goes away. Sodon't take that 'maybe bipolar' diagnosis at face value, they love to pigeon hole people. Years ago I spent a thousand pounds at the world famous Priory Centre in London, absolutely useless and it doesn't get any better than the Priory Centre.

Sounds like you have a stressful business life even though you're clearly successful, stress and worry for too long can sensitise the nervous system,all sorts of strange feelings and dreads start popping out of the woodwork, and anxiety is a genius at mimmicking real organic illness with fake illness. Among all those books and dvds you mention did any of them speak of acceptance. The idea is to break the chain of anxiety causing bad symptoms which cause more anxiety which causes more bad symptoms and so the snowball rolls down hill getting bigget and bigger, fed by its own momentum. Acceptance means just that, temporarily accept the bad feelings because you know they're fake, not life threatening, can't damage your body, and in so doing you break the vicious circle of anxiety causing symptoms and eventually you stop resensitising your nervous system every five minutes and you start on the yellow brick road to recovery, peace and tranquillity once more. Worth thinking about.


All very good points indeed. Thank you for the welcome and the reply


Hidden , you've had an excellent reply from Jeff1943 so I can only really say that you've come to the right site to get caring and honest replies. I wish you a better day tomorrow-a day at a time. Please do keep us informed,won't you?


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