Have you found something to cure your depression?

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MarkOrbit
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Depression is different between everyone. Some people find a hobby or activity that brings back life into purpose and reason.

What are you doing that keeps you away from that dark place? Have you stumbled upon something in particular, changed professions, started hiking, making electronic music etc... How do you cope with it?



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Yesterday, 9:12 pm

Not "cure" but helps

Sleep



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Yes, a plastic bag and a large nitrogen tank. It'll cure my depression, but it'll cure everything else as well. :|



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Listening to music and journaling pulled me through most of my serious depressive episodes. The one helped me to feel emotions and the other helped me to express them in ways I couldn't by speaking.



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Yesterday, 10:21 pm

The paleo diet, it is most excellent for balancing out mood, especially the keto version based on healthy fats such as Omega 3 and monounsaturates.

Stay away from too much processed food and sugar, it tends to cause mood swings.



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Working on my arts & crafts and listening to music helps me.


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I'm writing a book, and also keeping a journal.

It's helped me see things for what they are.



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Doing things for other people. Just random nice acts. People respond well to it and you feel better about yourself.



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MarkOrbit wrote:
Depression is different between everyone. Some people find a hobby or activity that brings back life into purpose and reason.

What are you doing that keeps you away from that dark place? Have you stumbled upon something in particular, changed professions, started hiking, making electronic music etc... How do you cope with it?


I haven't been depressed for around 35 years.
I'm not 100% sure why, but it might have had something to do with work and working towards financial security.
I gave up having/finding a significant other in my early thirties, so I didn't have that on my mind.


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shortfatbalduglyman wrote:
Not "cure" but helps

Sleep


Sleep helped me also when I was young.


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Laughter is the best medicine. Age-appropriate behaviour is an arbitrary NT social construct.
Don't tell me white lies. Gaslight me at your peril. Don't give me your bad attitude. Hypnosis, psychosis. Tomarto, tomayto. "Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions." I didn't say that. Honey badger.
If I'm so bad, pass me by. ;)


And one more thing,


"A stranger is a friend gang-stalker you haven't met yet." Humour is not meant to be taken seriously, yet many on the left pervert its intent.
Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)


THERE WILL BE NO COUP IN AMERICA!


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Today, 2:01 am

When im depressed and awake . I attempt to learn the physics of reality and the way human brain perceives stimuli.

Made some interesting discoveries about what we perceive as ‘tonal harmony’.

I used to have depressive episodes. Not anymore. I can control my general mood now .
A depressive episode being a period of time where your entire consciousness is in a low...negative place.

Are there certain phrases you keep telling yourself...or train of thought that is describing a negative situation, one where you are the victim all the time, or playing back a negative event?

I noticed, once i can identify my negative thought pattern (its preferred neural pathway) ...i started to catch myself talking BS about myself, or fixating on very short moments in time that were traumatizing...when i catch myself, i just correct the negative self image or if i cant change it, (like the actions of others or the world), i just acknowledge that it happened. And dont fixate on the negatives. Just acknowledging that a bad experience occurred can help the rest of the mind move on.

I hope this technique works for you .
Remember, its your body and your mind, youre in charge .


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Sleep. Rest. Time alone. Regular meals. Time alone. Rest. Sleep.


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Partaking in my interests helps, if I can muster enough energy/motivation to do so. Looking up things about Syrian hamsters the past few days has oddly been helpful, because rodents are one of my interests.


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It isn't "cured" but it is fairly dormant now. When I hit bottom, I cleared a little space in my workshop and made small art from metal, the job I'd most enjoyed. The polishing is like bringing it to life.
I have also improved my diet, replaced my former activity with deliberate "waste" exercise, and worked a lot to improve my sleep. Getting involved with something that needs doing is probably best overall, if there's enough human contact for encouragement, but not too much for overload.



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Love your song. Reminds me of this



I wish I could pay some compliments on you. But your child picture will forever haunt me.

Koi means love in Japanese, by the way.


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