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My Experiences with Clinical Depression

Seven years ago in July I discovered that I didn't want to leave the house or answer the phone.  I felt constantly sad and cried frequently.  Although I felt tired all the time; I often could not get to sleep at night.  It seemed that I turned off the light and my thoughts started to raise.  I also lost my appetite and started to lose weight.

I knew I needed help, but I didn't know where to start.  I didn't know anyone with depression.  I remembered a counselor from Philadelphia College of Bible and made an appointment to see her.  After a brief talk about my symptoms, she concluded that I was suffering fro clinical depression and that I should see a psychiatrist for medication.  I guess this is when I knew I was really ill.

It took 2 1/2 years to find the right combination of medications.  Today,  I continue on medication and I still see the counselor periodically.  For the first four years I saw her every week,

Depression is curable with help.   Without help it only gets worse.  I would be glad to talk to anyone about my experiences and to direct you where to get  help.

For further information look at Mentalhelp Net which includes a depression questionnaire.