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janetd16, how are you doing now. The situational depression that you describe is very serious. I've been there and lower. Thus, I am on an anti-depressant. I think you need a qualified therapist and a psychologist at this point in your life's journey.
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depression came over time. seeing my mom get worse and knowing my family doesnt care or call. im getting my mind together one step at a time. not easy. i lose "me" from time to time.
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I am so very sorry. I have been sad for many months now, not clinically, but I feel and know the difference in myself. Do you know what the reason for your depression is? Or, has it just crept over you for no apparent reason?
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Reading what you wrote so reminded me of myself. I put off today, what i can do tomorrow is my attitude. I keep my house clean but i used to do so much more. with odd hours that i sleep since my mom who had demintia is up and down all night and will sleep like a baby in the afternoon. i dont work and take care of her full time, with a little bit help from friends (no family) so i do what i can. my heart goes out to you. sometimes i force myselp out of bed to take care of things, but then i find my self grumpy, tired and snappy.
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janet,
you have found a friendly, supportive place here. you reached out for help, so that is a good sign. what is your caregiving situation? Have you seen a doctor and asked for help?
Are you able to talk to neighbors, friends, or family? Are you eating, getting fresh air and exercise? Do not despair--many here will respond to you; you are NOT alone! Don't worry about the tasks at home right now--you are drained and the tasks can wait for you to recover! OK? Janet, HANG IN THERE! HUGS!!
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