Disruption to routine- Depression in place of meltdown?

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Arcnarenth
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30 Mar 2014, 4:02 am

I remember a few of my therapists in the past saying that my depression is anger turned inward. I don't know if what I've experienced before would be called a meltdown or not, but when things would spiral out of control I'd turn to severe depression and self injury (Cutting initially and then I'd snap rubber bands against my wrists til they'd bruise). So, yeah, any of the fury common with meltdowns was self-directed in my case...



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30 Mar 2014, 8:50 pm

sidelines wrote:
I tend to get depressed in response to things beyond my control. It happens so quietly, I often don't even know that I'm unhappy - I just lose interest in everything, get tired and withdrawn. There's no fury or even upset, in my case; it tends to take me a while to even realise that something is amiss and that's why I'm shutting down.

Sometimes I get this way too.


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30 Mar 2014, 10:05 pm

i rely heavily on my routine to keep my mood stable day-to-day: my diet, amount of exercise and sleep, productive activities like drawing or writing--if for whatever reason i am unable to keep up with any key aspect of my routine (sleep and exercise seem to be the ones that effect me first and most strongly when disrupted), my mood starts to go downhill, and the longer i'm out of my normal routine the worse i feel.