I am just waking from a month long depression. If you or someone you know is dealing with depression, you will understand why I went off-line for so long. Maybe you would like to share your experiences? If so, please leave a comment. Your experience in successfully living with depression will help others.
My description of depression is experiential. To me, depression feels like a fog has rolled in over my brain. Life becomes looking thru, moving in and seeing thru a dense fog. For a clinical definition from the Mayo Clinic click here.
When depression rolls in, creativity is pushed out. That is why writing was impossible for the past month. Writing is, by definition, a creative process. If someone reading this can write while depressed, I would like to hear from you. Probably lots of people reading this would like to hear from you. How do you do it?
So, I started taking meds again. Meds being Lexapro and Welbutrin. After a few days I felt better. I also began experiencing the side-effects that caused me to stop taking the meds. About that time, a friend thanked me for recommending rhodiola rosea for his depression. A coincidence? I don’t think so!