Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Comments to Stress and Anxiety Articles

Stress

Anxiety in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

3 comments:

  1. Your conclusion, "Please do not assume that you JUST have depression or bipolar disorder. ..." is so very reassuring.

    Finally, after years of intense self-examination, and years of being diagnosed with "depression," I can now tell doctors, "I am am NOT depressed! I am scared!"

    I have debilitating anxiety (intense fear) due to PTSD, where even the slightest, seemingly innocuous little thing, triggers this intense fear.

    These fears make my life miserable, and if I were to describe this "miserableness," it would be perceived as "depression."

    But I am scared! That is why I am depressed!

    SSRIs, Buspar, Benzodiazepines, and all other "anti-depressants" have never reduced my fear. I doubt others like Tricyclics or MAOIs will work either.

    My current bet is on something that will REDUCE Catecholamines; like a Beta Blocker.

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  2. Hi, Anonymous. Stress is a contributing factor to literally every mental illness. In many cases, it is the cause. And - of course - stress is based on fear.

    Welcome to mcmanweb and keep us posted on how the beta blocker works.

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