Full transparency I googled this question because I was curious. I got mixed results although it seems that doctors and dentists lead with [...]
Tomorrow I’m having a consultation with a psychiatrist about my signs of depression, and I might be prescribed some medications. I’m scared they might harm me even worse, although nothing’s clear yet. How do I calm down?
This is why you are seeing a psychiatrist. They can answer your questions about possible side effects, monitor your reactions, and help guide [...]
This question suggests a misconception that therapy is like going to an auto mechanic and getting a repair. It doesn’t work that way. [...]
How can I progress in therapy when I feel overwhelmed with emotions in sessions and the only thing in my head is confusion? I feel so many aspects of my life have come into question, that I do not know what I want, who I am, and where I am going.
This often happens in therapy because you are questioning the way you’ve been living your life this far. Although this can be very [...]
Do the people who openly tell you they have depression generally lie? Why do people keep saying that telling means faking depression?
Call me gullible, but when someone tells me something in session, or outside of a therapeutic context, I tend to believe them. Ok, [...]
What are the stages of depression? How bad can they be? How bad does it have to be to convince yourself that you need/deserve help?
Depression manifests itself differently in everyone. It ranges from being completely unnoticeable to wanting to die because you are in so much pain. [...]
Therapy is not going to work if you don’t want to change. Going to therapy for other people or reasons, as you suggested, [...]
Well, if nothing helps there’s nothing you can do. The thing is that the only way to know that is if you tried [...]
Do some depressed people still manage to attend school or do well, if not average, in their academics?
Yes, depression comes in all shapes and sizes. If you imagine a line with depressed on one side and happy on the other, [...]