Posted by Charlie S (18.104.22.168) on December 01, 2000 at 01:52:05:
In Reply to: depression, how many of you suffer from this? posted by cher on November 30, 2000 at 17:04:28:
Melissa, I have some relatives who work in the field of mental health for New York State hospitals and Psychiatrists. From what they tell me true depression is definitely a chemical imbalance in the brain. Manic and bipolar can be dangerous. Over the years I've had bouts of depression but during the winter months, I usually feel better. I've never had the Christmas blues. I know it's nuts but I love the snow.
I take Depakote for seizures which may mask my depression. For many years, I took such strong barbiturates that I was in a fog most of the time.
I always wonder about our ancestors who were too busy to be depressed. Or am I wrong about this? Perhaps they were and just beat the crap out of one another now and then. Read old newspapers: The good old days were more violent than today. We just get to see it all on TV.
Sorry....I probably depressed the entire board with this and didn't do well answering your question.
Stay well,- - -Charlie S
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