TQoET wrote:Thanks Moosehead - you seem to have a system going that works well for you.moosehead wrote:I seem to have issues with obsessive compulsive crap.... and high anxiety.TQoET wrote:It sure does; and that is part of a problem I am coming to terms with - I cannot even begin to understand what my son is going through and I worry that he feels that he is dealing with it alone.Kiwias wrote:I have been awake since 4am trying to convince my wife, who has mild depression, to calm down after she woke in a panic -- her left foot was numb and she was scared that either she would need the foot amputated or she was in mid-stroke and would be paralysed. When in depression, the mind clearly works in a different way.TQoET wrote: Thanks Winnie; thanks Kiwias - I really appreciate the comments. I feel quite emotional.
Sorry to hear about your wife, too.
For me i need routines.... lots of exercise.... less booze and caffeine if possible. I also write to do lists each evening that i have ready for my morning start up.... Self talk and breathing exercises....
Seems like anxiety/depression is so prevalent nowdays.. Is it to do with modern diet or is just the pace of modern life that is causing it....
Wish you and your family all the best and hopefully things get better for you all soon.
I agree, it does seem very prevalent - now that I am talking about this with people, I have been amazed at the number of people I know who seem to have had their own experiences; in some cases, close friends who have been dealing with it for years.
I suspect that in the past people didn't understand what was affecting them and so just coped as best the could. Being told to 'just pull yourself together.'
Your last point is insightful, I think that it's like many things we're just starting to understand a spectrum and everyone of course has some depression and anxiety, remind your boy that he having perfectly natural issues, he has more stress hormones and maybe a sharper response to them, and chemically that can over ride seretonin and make him low.
Fingers crossed he will grow out of the stage, but don't be afraid of medication nor therapy and it can be very affective.