Depression and stress can leave you exhausted. It feels like some sort of veil is being dropped over my brain and there is no way of reaching it, to put the ‘on’ button on on again. Last night I was so tired I forgot to close the tap in the bathroom before going to bed. … Continue reading How to combat tiredness?
A year ago I started to discover some additional or surprising - to me at least - symptoms of depression. When thinking about depression, what does come to mind? Maybe a sad mood, gloomy thoughts or a more introvert life style. So I thought but there was a whole lot more to discover and subsequently … Continue reading Symptoms of depression that will surprise you.
‘Oh those pills make me fat’ is a common complaint.  When I was prescribed antidepressants this concern came to mind. At the time I felt so bad that the worry stayed somewhat in the back of my mind. My doctor asked me about my appetite but didn’t really go into the weight gain question. … Continue reading The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?
Everybody telling you that life is worthwhile, is living in a parallel universe. They all live in one big lie. For a long time I that believed that everybody and their mother were crazy themselves by being happy or optimistic. I mean, how can you be, just looking at the world as it is and … Continue reading Lies depression told me.
What is hope and is it the same as ambition? Maybe we can discover what hope can mean when we look where it is lacking; in depression. How does hope disappear when dealing with depression? Existential hope lacks in depression. A lack of hope isn’t just a symptom of depression, it seems to be at … Continue reading Is there hope for depression?