Depression Getaway

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Category: divorce

Is it too Painful to Remember?

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Memory Mondays

brideIt’s “Memory Monday” where I write about a good memory.

Depression is an illness that can sometimes cast a dark shadow over our memories. Depending on your mood you may not be able to come up with a good memory. Or, depending on your mood, you may not be able to recall anything good about a happy memory. Depression can do that to your memories.

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Journaling for the Right Diagnosis: Part One

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Journaling for the Right Diagnosis

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Do you remember when you first realized you had some symptoms of depression? Here was my initial experience.  I was going through a stressful time in my life (divorce), but coping, or so I thought. One of the ways I dealt with stress was through exercise, especially walking.

One day, while on my walk, I felt like I could not walk as fast as usual. The only other time I remembered feeling that awful was when I had anemia. So, assuming that it was the same thing this time, I went to my doctor.

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