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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all
Only just discovered that I'm suffering from SAD. Have been treated for depression now for about 4 months. Finally got to see a therapist who suggested that my depression appears to be a sympton of SAD. Infact, many of my symptons seem to have been brought on my meds!
To be honest, discovering that what I have is an illness is a massive relief. For many years I've believed that I really am inferior, that I really don't have anything to say to people, that I'm boring, and that the eyes of the world are on me (usually making judgments on my weight - another lovely side-effect of my meds).
Lots of bad stuff in the past - but the therapist assures me the CBT will help me deal with the future.
Am not working at the moment - been off sick for 6 weeks after being physically unable to walk into the office. Hoping to get back soon, just not sure I'm ready yet!
Glad this place exists!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 06:17 AM
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You sound so sharp and articulate and self-aware, we really need more people like you on this site. Best of luck with your therapy!

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Hello JohnnyM , to !

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Hey John, welcome to

Even if our scars donít match thereís no wrong you canít make better if you can figure out a way to change your mind.

And sure thereís things I regret not doing or doing. Those thoughts climb my spine like spiders, and then Iím really the stranger in my own bed,

and that ball of nervous gets pushed into every crack. Thatís whatís holding the bricks together.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 04:27 PM
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Welcome, JohnnyM!

You are a success story waiting to happen!
Live and let live VACUUMS more than a Hoover....
Live and HELP live is better!


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