Otherwise called MAN-o-pause Sorry, I had to point it out. Do give the meds a couple of weeks; you may find that just the idea of working on this will help some--it did when I figured out how messed up I was years ago. I still take a med, but even if I run out I do a lot better. I'm not going to tell you to just snap out of it, but I would like to see you put a day of "me time on the calender once every 2 weeks when the meds have time to start working. That is the best medicine, for me at least. I found myself getting a bit down recently with my school workload, unemployment, etc. So yesterday I got in the car and drove about 100 miles to a peach orchard, picked up a couple of boxes, and came back the back way stopping at junk shops and so forth (with no money I was 'safe") ...it really, really helps.Originally Posted by just1paul;4035421;
And I do know this is real; I am currently taking a basic Abnormal Psychology class, and you can tell which students have never had any mental problems with themselves or family. I'm shocked that even today, 20 year old kids are hmpf-ing and saying that everything from depression to schizophrenia is somehow caused by trauma, bad parents, or whatever--somehow implying that if the sufferer were a bit 'stronger', this wouldn't happen. Idiots--don't pay attention to them!