Comorbidities baby! The c word nobody knows but a whole lot of people have!
@Commander Peanuts, I got excited because for a second, I though I red cannibal corps, so I stopped, click on the photo and was disappointed
@Commander Peanuts, normally I would google a word I don’t recognize, but I don’t think I could spell that to save my life. Can you please explain what comrobites are? (I did warn you I can’t spell)
@Fairy Squad Mother, comorbidities are when one condition can lead to or be in conjunction with another condition. An example of this is something like someone with ADHD can have depression, either caused or exacerbated by the ADHD. A lot of people will be diagnosed with something, and have no idea that that diagnosed condition could be a direct cause to other conditions they have.
@Commander Peanuts, ohhh nice I learned something today! I mean I always figured that scenario existed but now I know what to call it, thanks!
@Natural Sarcasm , yeah it's really important to consider when thinking of treatments. You could end up getting depression medication, it doesn't work or only works a little, and you have no idea why. There are definitely other reasons, but that's one a lot of people can immediately understand.
@Commander Peanuts, it makes sense especially with depression meds, probably why they warn the medication might make the depression worse on every type of pill. I imagine depression is frequently misdiagnosed just like any other mental illness sense there is no set rules and conditions that apply to everyone with no overlap from other conditions
@Natural Sarcasm , yeah, I mean admittedly i'm far from a mental health expert but what I've seen, experienced, and worked on point to it being really complex, especially for people being diagnosed. I mean it's really hard to tell whether you're depressed and therefore tired all the time, or have minor narcolepsy and depressed because your body can't regulate itself, y'know? I just try to tell people to continue to look into their conditions and don't assume one diagnosis is going to be the end of it
@Commander Peanuts, I work with dogs for a living so the best comparison I can think of is aggression in dogs, it’s something you could write several books on but at the end of the day it’s a case by case diagnoses to the problem, the ticks and triggers. I feel like this also applies to people and their mental health. Not everyone deals with stress the same way and there are so many types of stressors you could fill several books. That’s why I think it’s important to see psychologists before psychiatrists to help narrow down the problem
@Natural Sarcasm , yeah I agree. There's still so much we don't know so it's almost impossible to find a single solution or even origin to any problem with ANY part of humans, let alone psychology. But it's good to know what we can, and we are learning. I mean, now, it's pretty common knowledge that depression can cause lethargy and vise versa. But people that weren't psychologists didn't know that 10-15 years ago. I think that's what's important. Advances in the field are good, advances in lay understanding is better.
@Commander Peanuts, definitely and I personally believe that one day we will crack the code to all sorts of mental disorders and finally start diagnosing people correctly. But between big pharma and the almighty dollar it’s a distant dream for now
@Natural Sarcasm , very true but it is still important for people to get professional help. They may not know everything, but they'll at least know more than the average person
@Commander Peanuts, absolutely, it’s not perfect now but it’s still far better then nothing
@Commander Peanuts, so basically, knowing you have adhd can cause you to have other things just from the knowledge of having the one thing...so instead of coming to terms woth having a thing and working around it, you get the other things with it because you dont have the mental fortitude to deal with the original thing. Thus, leading you down a self destructive path where you feel you cant escape...?
@MMSieBreeze, no. It's not that knowing you have the thing causes it. It's that the thing can cause other things. Take narcolepsy. Let's say you have minor/moderate narcolepsy. So you're unable to focus, you're lethargic during the day, you have abnormally long sleep patterns, etc. It's been proven that a lethargic lifestyle and oversleeping, whether you have the condition or not, can cause depression. So, depression is in that case a comorbidity to narcolepsy. What you're thinking of is hypochondria. Where you think there's more wrong with you than there actually is. Has nothing to do with mental fortitude. It's biological. In the case of ADHD, it's been known to block dopamine. Which is why people with ADHD tend to procrastinate more and worse than others. That lack of dopamine can cause depression if the ADHD isn't properly coped with or treated. Again, it's not just because you "can't come to terms with it."
@MMSieBreeze, long story short no, it’s saying that certain conditions have overlap. So while you show signs of A you can also show signs of B with B being the correct diagnosis
@Commander Peanuts, I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, Depression, anxiety, and autism. It’s a fun time. They interact in a lot of ways and it sucks
@Commander Peanuts, ah, like how my depression, anxiety, and insomnia all feed each other in a vicious cycle.
@Commander Peanuts, I know this will get lost in this sea of comments but I’ll throw my two cents in here. I’ve had issues with anxiety and depression for years now. When I threw a child into the mix it just skyrocketed (naturally). But I gained something called pure OCD where I would obsess over the naturally weird thoughts your brain produces (like, what if I just stabbed that guy for example). And obviously even though I’d never do those things I’d obsess over the fact I’d even think them in the first place and that would send me into a panic attack. I didn’t just shrug it off as “monkey brain” like most people do. Once I learned that that’s what I had the issues just totally dissolved and I’m much happier now.
TL:DR see a therapist and get multiple opinions even if you think you know what your issue is.
"...So am I depressed because I'm lazy, or lazy because I'm depressed?"
"Well yes, but actually, no."
Dude I am telling you, that the key is in you. I know it's difficult and seems like it cant be obtainable, but happier easier than you think just make yourself exercise, kick your ass at least every other day, eat better, drink lots of water, get lots of rest, healthy breakfast, jack off 7- 15 times a day ( weather permitting) and never ever give up.
@SeelenVerKaufer , what was that last one again?
@mycatsanahole, never ever give up?
@SeelenVerKaufer , no the one before that🤔
People who think depression/mental health issues means you’re not a normal person are the real problem.
Life sucks unless you figure out how to ignore the suck. I think happy people are the real freaks.
Maybe get a second opinion?