New to this site suffering with depression
Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:06 PM
My depression started following a breakdown 14 years ago when my husband died of cancer.
any help would really be appreciated.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:18 PM
Some recent studies have shown that 'mindfulness-based cognitive therapy' is very effective for recurrent depression -
"Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurring depression. It combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching with elements from cognitive therapy to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression."
Have you tried it? If not, does it sound like it might be something you would try?
All the best,
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:38 PM
I am really sorry for your loss, maybe after then up to now you feel lost and do not have the same motivation for life you once had. Depression is a monster and to me, you have to fight it every day etc. Do you have a lovely group of friends etc & supportive family etc x dont mean be nosy i just trying to help.
I am sure you are a strong lady and whilst the monster affects you, you can fight back too xx
Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:42 PM
I live in my own little world. But it's OK, everyone knows me here.