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Is there anyone out there who been in therapy and on meds this long that believes there is still hope. I don’t believe any of this is worth it, I don’t have the will, want or motivation to keep working especially towards nothing!
I suffer from similar conditions to you and have been in therapy for an extensive amount of time.
I won’t promise you that it will get better. Mostly through my own experiences, my life changes like the seasons. I will have periods where I’m okay – just okay. Then I will have bad moments but fundamentally I have learned that I tend to live through the bad moments. I don’t live well – I quit jobs, change my name and move states.. but here I am, still living, breathing and able to post a response to your question.
Recently I have become accustomed to the idea that I will most likely be in therapy for the majority of my life and due to this realisation, I have terminated my study in a Psyc degree because of it. I am having a lot of trouble with Depression in the wake of my decision. But I know that my life will go on, I’ll move onto something different and really, who knows what the future will bring?
All I can tell you is to stick it out. Change therapists if you would like – maybe you need a different approach, I’ve been to at least five different therapists before I settled on my current one. Be open to trying new things, I participated in group therapy a while back and quit it because it wasn’t working. Now in my everyday life I use things that I learned in group to cope with different situations and really I think it has been quite helpful. Be open to change and let change happen.
I don’t expect this answer to help you that much. You’ve probably been told this time and time again. I know I am saying it because it’s what I’ve been told. I really have no other advice… hold on and good luck xoxo
Ptsd Treatment Works
After a long Traumatic brain injury recovery with social isolation how can I get back into a social life?
My head injury (basal skull fracture) was 3 1/2 years ago and after a whole lot of recovery time I have finally started to feel like the old me again (the TBI caused psychological problems more than physical problems). After the accident I battled Severe Depression, Anxiety, signs of Ptsd, agoraphobia, and self destructive behavior. After a few years of therapy, counseling, and medication I have either overcome or managed those problems. Now I want my life back which is very hard to do because i have isolated myself from all my friends or have scared them away with the very different personality I had for a while. what should I do, should i try to reconnect with some of my friends or should i just try to meat new people, if so where and how (by the way I am 23 years old). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hello .I know what u mean and have been through somewhat similar situation. I would suggest that you join something- like some hobby classes or resume your studies or join a job. Something that would put you in touch with a group of people who would have something common with you in life .That would very naturally put you back on the social track in no time. As for ur old friends ;let it take its own time and after you are somewhat back to ur previous normal self-you can get in touch with them again. But since old friends revive old memories and also since you havent had much in common with them lately ,it would be a better idea and more natural and easier for you to begin your life afresh-amidst new people, places and situations and then later move on towards the older ones too.It would also help you to open towards new aspects of your own personality and changes in your interests ,life style tendencies etc which are natural occurings when people rehabilitate.You might also discover that there are parts of your mind and personality that u have left behind.Personally I was surprised to find out that everything was was so easy .
congratualtions and al the best for new beginnings
REM Sleep and Ptsd Recovery – Part I – Barry Krakow, MD
What is the leading prescription?
I am NOT asking what is the BEST treatment, I am asking (statistically) what is the MOST COMMON treatment and prescription!
The reason being, I know these Iraq war veterans are going to be coming home soon, all screwed up in the head, so I wanted to exploit that fact, and buy stock in what ever pharmaceutical company makes medicine to treat them.
To get the best possible care when still in the acute stress phase.
Next to that is good cognitive therapy that addresses the thinking and restructuring it. Medication is only for support of the mood while the mind is restructured to process life in a functional way again, after the acute trauma.
Interview with Dr Krystal, Author of Risperidone Treatment for Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder