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It takes a fare amount of boldness to bring this topic up, you have a great amount of subs and it is great to see many of them including myself to talk about it. Keep doing what you are doing and always use every method that keeps you motivated. Some people mentioned God and were scorned, that is great! Oils are great too as you mentioned, I use good smelling beard oil, it masks my trigger smells like burning rubbish. Medication is something to be thankful for. I take so many meds for “behavioral health” that it is an offline conversation on its own. Finally I use counseling and have for over 7 years. USE ALL resources!! Stay strong and healthy brother.
I was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety when I was 11 (back in 1990) and I've tried a couple different meds. For 8 years I was on Effexor (or the generic venlafaxine) and honestly the meds were too horrible to stick with. Missing a dose brought on awful side effects that were unforgivable. For what it's worth my depression remedies now are mostly to avoid things that I know make depression worse like isolation, inactivity and neglecting sustenance and hygiene. I think there's non medicinal options that can reduce or minimize affects of depression that doctors don't always bother to tell people about. Fortunately, working in mental health gives me the opportunity to help people who are struggling with those issues. Not making attempts to override their doctors' advice and prescription, but to let them know that there's a multitude of factors that can make a difference to improve their situation. Always enjoy your videos DDFM.
Good luck to you, I hope you feel better, and also hope that you don't have to resort to taking these things anymore I wish that for everyone So in closing I will say goodbye everyone, ride safe and have a good one
I honestly believe we all have some issue or another. Sometimes the same sometimes different. Human nature in general I think is flawed however that's also what makes us unique and interesting. I've heard/read more than once that everyone could benefit from a little counseling at some time or another in their life. Some more than others. For me personally I try and avoid any kind of medication but I don't frown upon those that do if it truly helps them. Glad you figured it out and are doing better.
This video couldn't have come at a better time for me. I just spent several days in a Behavioral Unit after just getting back into motorcycles again. I had concerns about Prozac and still do but it's awesome that there is someone out there as relatable as you. Thanks Dan.
Bro dan forget the man made pharmaceuticals medicine which can only temporarily remove your depression but add all type of side effects which are harmful to your body. Jesus on the other hand has no side effects and not only takes away your depression but adds so many more beneficial properties for your body, soul, and Spirit. Such as waking up knowing that your Heavenly Father loves you so much and you have all you need to conquer the day!! Dan dan I really enjoy watching your beginners tips on motorcycle I'm a beginner rider and your tips really help me a lot just want to say thank you my dude and may you be healed from your depression state once and for all in the name of Jesus Amen!
9:18 I can definitely echo the "didn't know what normal was". I honestly thought it was normal to be suicidal. I thought most people looked for opportunities in day to day life to off themselves - my f-ed up brain just told me that I was weaker than everyone else because I could barely do my job.
Pleased you are in a happier place now. You are spot on with regards using both medication and counselling . I am a mental health worker and this is what we encourage clients to do. Medication useful as it is only masks the under lying problems, as you say you need to talk be it (ideally) with a trained professional or friends/Youtube what ever. Hey what job if any are you doing now? Will you be changing your Youtube name now? Thanks and well done.
if u get ill snd its not life threatening....the last thing u wanna do is have some muppet so called doctor...who is trying to only treat symptoms and not causes of symptoms which perpetuates the issues feeding u god knows what mind bending crap ( why add insult to injury )
dont do to doctors....its their job to get ppl hooked on shit they have to pay for....ie the description of a drug dealer you must see that.
Calling him a "lab rat" is your idea of "trying to save his life"? Yeah, great job.
Inpatient treatment? Do you have any idea how long it takes to deal with actual depression? We're talking *years*. Also, more importantly, creating and maintaining a stable everyday life is by far the most important long term counter to depression. How do you pull that off while doing inpatient?
What's your suggestion once one has overcome the immediate threat of suicide? What's your remedy for lacking the energy to get out of bed in the morning? The days - if not weeks - of little to no sleep because your brain just won't shut up? What about when you stop caring about yourself to the point where you stop showering, because who gives a f-ck? Or how would you suggest managing the rage that made you literally tear a cupboard door off of its hinges, because you smacked your head into it? The shame and guilt for overreacting to every goddamn little thing?
Yeah, SSRIs - all meds - have side effects. I get dry mouth and decreased metabolism - managed through chewing gums and exercise. I've also suffered SSRI withdrawal. It f-cking sucks, but it's temporary. I still willingly went back on SSRIs because, you know what, SSRI withdrawal is *nothing* compared to the depression and anxiety I have without them.
Uppgiven Svenne We (two of us) are trying to save his life. If you're actually suicidal you should be committed, or commit yourself. If it's that bad ,why aren't you doing inpatient treatment? I said it before I'll say it again, psychiatrists are drug dealers!
Dan and this community is here to help people. If anyone who's actually suffering from depression or obsessive thoughts reads this, please don't let this kind of "manly man" attitude keep you from reaching out.
When it comes to medication;
No, medication isn't for everyone. But if you feel like you sometimes have no f-ing control over your thoughts or feelings, medication can be something to consider.
Yes, the lists of side effects on *all* the anti-depressants are scary as hell. However, you have to keep in mind that there's only some percentage risk that you'll suffer from any one of them. The list is there for you to know what to look out for. There's a whole bunch of different types of anti-depressants that have almost identical effect. You might suffer some side effect from one type but not another.
So yeah, I guess in a sense you _should_ look at yourself as a lab rat. Observe the effects, discuss with your doc on how to tweak the medication. Rinse and repeat until you find something that works for you.
anyone taking shit off doctors or listening to dumbass councillors....instead of natures REAL CURE....ie cannabis dohhhh.
try typing bergman on zanax or on whatever crap it is that u started a course of poisons involving.
I have seen enough proof that God exists to last me an eternity.
I have seen more then my share of unexplainable God moments. When he never needed to "prove himself" to me at all.
I feel bad for the person that spews Christian hate. Because to me it's a cry for help like a wounded deer. Why make such a big deal about God if you believe there isn't one? What do Christians have to lose is they're wrong.. nothing.
what do you have to lose if you're wrong?.... EVERYTHING.
Rofl so people that have pious/religious don't suffer with depression because they have god in their life? That's ridiculous religion has no place in a society that has education and intelligence. "Heaven" is just a way to cope with the fear that this could be all there is and gives people a way to think "no they are not gone they are in a better place" which is mind boggling if you need to belive in that then fine, I believed in Santa when I was younger so I guess we all belive silly things at times.
multisomebodyelse notme fuck off you're just an unintelligent brainless piece of shit who lacks his own sense of judgment, is heavily influenced by what people do and follows the herd. I feel sorry for you.
Thanks for the video man. You're kind of opening my mind to both types of treatment. Getting older is starting to open my eyes to my issues being something I need to work on and hearing your success makes me more comfortable about trying therapy.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.