Patient Comments: Depression - Therapy


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Comment from: John, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I've used psychological therapy off and on for twenty five years. Some people are more of a hindrance than help. I've quickly dropped them. The more educated and experienced, usually the therapist is better at helping. There are some interesting new ideas about the client's role in cognitive behavioral therapy. My therapist and I have worked through the book ‘Rewire Your Brain.’ The idea is that by changing how we go about our daily habits we can physically create new pathways of better behavior. It takes an objective listener and real honesty to keep accountable to making the changes.

Comment from: Diane, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

I had a large ganglion cyst appear on the top part of my left ankle. The doctor aspirated this 3 times over the course of a year but each time it returned, and each time it appeared to be larger. Nearly 4 weeks ago I was admitted for surgery to remove it. An epidural was administered and I was in the theatre for 2 hours as it turned out the nerves were knotted in with the ganglion cyst. It was not a painful procedure but the recovery has been very slow. I have not been able to put any pressure on the foot because of hematoma around the wound. I am due to return tomorrow and hope I will be discharged, but somehow don't think I will be.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I have been taking anti-depressants for about twenty years and have been counseling on and off for about ten. My depression worsens all the time and the counseling has only cost me, never helped me. The financial burden has only added to my depression. I keep running out of my medication and instead of my psychiatrist ensuring I don't run out, they make me see them and charge me so much money, it is beyond me how they can justify themselves as someone who cares. They have so many patients, they don't even remember a thing about me or my issues every time I see her. I have had at least three counselors and all they do is sit and pretend to listen, they have no advice, no tools, nothing to help me in any way. They are a waste of my time and my money, but won't prescribe me medication unless I see them often.

Comment from: CleeS, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

Do not stop your search for healing depression by treating the symptoms of it. At 42 years old, I finally understand why I have suffered from it all my life. It was never learning self-love due to emotionally detached parents, who also never learned self-love, and who knows how many generations back. Think about how you handle pain. Is it normal feeling? How do you handle nurture? Is it odd to you? Living without self-love means a life of searching for something, but not realizing what because you never knew it to start. Begin with yourself, nurture and encourage, love and be loyal, praise and be hopeful. You THEN have to strength to live without the mountain of pain you have accumulated over the years. Keep trying since we all deserve peace and happiness and love.

Comment from: rustyangel, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I am undergoing treatment at the moment for depression which was diagnosed 27 years ago, but I feel it is much longer than this. I have e many times been attended to by the emergency team from local hospital. I still feel let down by first line of care eg local GP,. I have a physiologist that seems to take my problems seriously. I now work in aged care where a lot of undiagnosed depression exists. A lot of doctors feel that they are old and don’t matter, so I feel my through my experiences. I can help them, we are put on this earth for a reason, we just have to find the best way to share and care.

Comment from: mnutt63, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I am 47 and I have been taking cymbalta for about a year now, and it has really helped me, but now because my insurance doesn't cover it I may have to change and I HATE that.

Comment from: lost soul, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I am a 60 year old woman. I have had depression since I can remember. However, it has been treated for 20 years with various anti-depressants. I have no energy left, and feel my life is a total failure. Nobody understands how it feels when you find the mundane things envelope you like a cancer. I often ask, Lord, what has been the purpose of my life.


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