When you turn that critical corner and begin identifying yourself as a depressed person, it is a disastrous step toward accepting that you may be depressed for the remainder of your life. This happens because… under the subjugation of your medication(s), your personality and character may be drastically altered.
Consequently, you slowly but progressively become clinically depressed, and as this state of mind and body continues, you recede further from the person you had been prior to the onset of your depression. Except for recognizing old photos of yourself, you may hardly remember your personality of old.
This deepening and permanency cannot, under most circumstances, be avoided; having sealed off the emotional root causes of your depression with chemical efficiency, you are no longer in touch with the cause and effect of your original depression indicators, and so you’re not attuned to dealing with them.
Although relatives and friends are often aware of the changes in your personality – brought on by the medication, not the depression – you are, for the most part, unaware of no longer being yourself (much like an amnesiac). That is, until it is usually much too late to do anything about it.
Be alert: While depression can most certainly be prevented and cured without drugs, chemicals are often highly addictive and cause physiological/psychological/emotional transfiguration that is often irreparable, especially after prolonged use over a number of years. Your one hope for recovery is to first come off the drugs.
Although your fear of beginning the entire cycle of depression again may be warranted, at least you may slowly return to your personality of old – depression and all – but now you have the chance to beat the problem.
Resource material: Monument to failure, Vassili, 2006; the most comprehensive study of the American healthcare system ever made; Depression, it doesn’t exist, Vassili, 2009, a guide to truly understanding, preventing, and curing depression.
For more information: www.americanhealthcarerevolution.com
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