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9/4/20 5:16 A

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It is advised that when events of the world are affecting a person's mood/depression, to just watch/listen/read ONE lot of news each day and then watch/listen/read other stuff.

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It all feels very overwhelming. I want to stop watching the news and reading online, but then that makes me feel guilty, as if it's just putting my head in the sand about so many important issues. So I end up staying current on everything, which really affects my depression.

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9/3/20 1:22 A

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Yes, it does make sense. There has been a marked increase in depth of depression re the pandemic, and also with what else is going on in the world.

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Thanks for posting. I never heard of this.

With everything going on in the world with the pandemic, I bet there is an increase of this.

I can feel in my own situation that my chronic mild depression has changed a bit. It's not as severe as MDD, but it does feel "separate" from my regular issues. Almost like double PDD, if that makes sense.

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8/31/20 4:02 P

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Wow, that was a very helpful article! Thanks for sharing it!

Miller, I too have considered suicide many times a year since the late 80s. I wasn't diagnosed with depression until 2007, though, after my second husband suffered a major heart attack. It was the straw that broke the camel's back, I guess. My 4th therapist after 3 years of "treatment" said it was "situational" depression. I was not getting any better with all the talk therapy or a miriad of pills, which they switched often trying to find the right combo, so I weaned myself off the meds and stopped going to therapy in 2010. I manage it on my own as best I can now. I wish you and your daughter all the best.

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emoticon Deb. I never knew there were so many types of depression..I sort of thought depression was depression.

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Thanks, DEB. I've had dysthymia almost my whole life, with acute periods of major depression. I guess they are now calling dysthymia PDD. It's hard because it feels like I'm a failure since I'm almost always in a depressed state. The times when I had an acute crisis of major depression, I was sometimes hospitalized (in the past). Katie suffers the same way. She is almost always depressed and then has times when it's an acute/major depression with suicidal thoughts and/or plans. I, myself, often think of suicide and even plan how I might do it, but I think for me it's more of like letting steam out of a pressure valve - a way to assure myself that there's a way out if I truly can't take it anymore.

Thanks for sharing. I think I'll discuss this with my psychiatrist and see if there is any new research or medication recommendations for folks who have both types of depression.

KRIS, I'm so glad your ex-SIL is now doing so well.

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Kris,

I had never heard of the expression "double depression" either when referring to both depressive diagnosis. I am so sorry for your ex son in law's trials, but I am happy to hear of his successful emergence from the disease. I hope that the site comes back up and you can finish reading the article. I was just hoping that it might help some of our members recognize the symptoms of both disorders. Deb emoticon

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I only managed to read a tiny bit of it before the healthline site crashed. I had heard of those two depressions, but hadn't heard of it as referred to 'double depression'

My ex-son-in-law suffered that. I had noted the low grade chronic one ever since I first met him, but the more serious form came to being when his life was falling apart - marriage break-up among other things. This is when he tried suicide. I had tried to get help for him before he resorted to that, but the Psychiatrist was more interested in the fact I was his EX mother-in-law (and still trying to help him) than he was about the seriousness of his condition. As a result, a couple weeks after being turned away for help when he was asking it, he tried to end his life via OD. He got the help AFTER the fact, arranged by the hospital, and is now really enjoying his life and doing really well.

I hope to be able to read the rest of that link soon.

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I ran across this article in Healthline this morning and thought that it was interesting and very enlightening regarding this "new to me" double diagnosis. It made me think of a couple of my friends on the Daily Chat and the Get Help Here threads, so I thought that perhaps it could be of help to others.

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