Comments for StayOnTop: Depression http://stayontop.org Independent and unbiased blog about a wide range of depression-related topics Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on A Brief Meditation On Cows by gerard snels http://stayontop.org/2015/04/13/a-brief-meditation-on-cows/#comment-77298 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:20:15 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11957#comment-77298 Dear Henk. Remember the words of Camus about Sisyphus: “Chacun des grains de cette pierre, chaque éclat minéral de cette montagne pleine de nuit, à lui seul forme un monde. La lutte elle-meme vers les sommets suffit à remplir un coeur d’homme. Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux”. Greetings, Gerard

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Comment on Status Update by BJ Hollenbeck http://stayontop.org/2015/02/08/status-update/#comment-76343 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:02:25 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11949#comment-76343 Thank you for your blog! I stumbled across it during my research to find some way to help my niece. She suffers from kidney disease, Lupus, arthritis, chronic pain and, not surprisingly, depression. Her physicians are experimenting with her ‘cocktail,’ but have yet to find a workable combination to treat all her ills. My husband and I have also been treated for depression, though I have not been as far down that dark rabbit hole as our niece. It is a complex, frightening disorder. I applaud your excellent posts which so well describe the day-to-day trials with which we live.

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Comment on Depression Thunderbolts by BJ Hollenbeck http://stayontop.org/2014/03/16/depression-thunderbolts/#comment-76014 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:51:46 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11581#comment-76014 Very interesting thoughts on mild winter. It’s been exceptionally mild in my part of Alaska, as well. Just one long Breakup season. Boring, ugly and depressing. At least it is finally ending with an active Aurora Borealis cycle!

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Comment on Status Update by Saskia http://stayontop.org/2015/02/08/status-update/#comment-74482 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:56:59 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11949#comment-74482 Thank you for your blog, I recognize so much. I’ve been dealing with depression for many years and it’s very bad again. I’ve had all the different kind of pills and ECT, it just doesn’t work. I feel very desperate but I know just what you say, patience is important. I really hope the best for you too

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Comment on Status Update by markpbeale http://stayontop.org/2015/02/08/status-update/#comment-73811 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:14:55 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11949#comment-73811 Henk…Your journey to take you up to a place where you feel comfortable to face your external world again….fully functioning and enjoying the simple pleasures has been torturous for you…in the past i have been on a that same journey.i am glad that you are now finding pin pricks of light that are exposing the woods from the trees.May your blogging continue as you find more light in yourself. Bonne Chance….

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Comment on Being Baby by Jonathon http://stayontop.org/2014/01/07/being-baby/#comment-73809 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:51:24 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11520#comment-73809 I have also suffered with regressive depression, many times, and one thing that can also come up is you literally loose interest in going to the toilet or holding it in, and end up going in your pants just like when you were a baby. Many times when I have been depressed like this I have worn a diaper and surprisingly I have found that wearing a diaper is actually quite comforting when you are depressed like this. The difficult part is finding the motivation to change most of the time when I get depressed me mum helps me out with this and that can also be comforting.

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Comment on Dresie and Casie by bzcenci http://stayontop.org/2013/07/29/white-trash/#comment-73773 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:48:51 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=10612#comment-73773 I wonder what would have said Lombroso about this pair of twins, and perhaps they are good people, only ugly.

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Comment on Status Update by Henk van Setten http://stayontop.org/2015/02/08/status-update/#comment-73753 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:57:23 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11949#comment-73753 Yes, of course to some degree you are right. I admit that to make my point, I did exaggerate a little. Thanks for commenting!

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Comment on Status Update by scottsmess http://stayontop.org/2015/02/08/status-update/#comment-73617 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:37:00 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=11949#comment-73617 Well – psychiatrists may use trial and error but at least they don’t use leeches!! And we know a million times more about the brain than we ever did during the Middle Ages so to day that modern psychiatry is Medieval is a little harsh I think. Primitive – maybe as well. In it’s infancy – yeah – that might be a better term in my, but it is a wonder and a good thing in my estimation that we do know anything biologically about the brain and that’s a great starting point. It know it’s extremely frustrating though, when you are trying to overcome something like depression.

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Comment on Smoke Rings: Freud’s Addiction by George Joyce http://stayontop.org/2013/04/08/smoking-freuds-addiction/#comment-73467 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:20:45 +0000 http://stayontop.org/?p=9728#comment-73467 Good Morning.
After carefull consideration on reading the full article of Freud
and his ( struggle ) with his addiction of smoking.
I am an alcoholic, who also had serious health situation
Because of my smoking addiction.
I regained consciousness out of a 3 day alcoholic black-out.
. Lying on a concrete floor in a run down fIat. took me another 8 days to gain the ability to register daylight and colours.
I survived on hot water an sugar as a clucose. Mashed potatoes and with butter for the fat content.
I did everything you are not supposed to do. I stopped all the alcohol and 4 differant pills for depression. ON day one.
That had all left me with a terrible mental fear and i have never taken any off them since. I was smoking 30 to 40 cigarettes per day. I stopped them dead two years later. I have been clean and sober now in A.A. For 42 years.
How did i manage this.? . Because i seen no one at that time who (adviced ) me not to stopped everything at once. Freud. You were a weakling.

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