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  1. #11
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    Meditation and positive affirmations help perk me up.

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    I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder last year (age 21), but through talk therapy, realized it was actually sub-clinical social anxiety. I was put on an SSRI by my MD, but I didn't really found it ever helped with the anxiety (it did clear up some depressive symptoms I had though). Any real relief I found was through a combination of CBT and mindfulness based therapy, where you pay attention to the anxiety rather than trying to stuff it down and ignore it. Being aware of the anxiety in the moment it happens helps the CBT along too, because its easier to pinpoint what is really the source of the anxiety. Just over a year later, I'm coming off my antidepressant and feel more confident than ever. I would definitely recommend the CBT approach, especially if you can find a therapist you can really trust and that won't take your bullshit excuses not to do the homework.

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    The best thing to try supplement wise for stress and depression and you don't want to take "meds " for it is red reishi mushroom, it works wonders at assisting your body at balancing it out so it runs properly as it is meant to. It has helped me a lot with my stress/ depresion levels since my job loss and the months of working to when I knew I no longer would be working any more. It has also assisted with my poor sleep, chemical sensitivity and keeps me in a more mellowed mood

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    Hey! I was just wondering how it's been since you started this thread. I see it's been about 4 years, and I'm going through the same situation right now... So... I guess my question is... What works? Do you ever become "anxiety-free"? Or 100% happy and not depressed? Or is it true what they say that you battle with depression forever and you never ACTUALLY recover from it?

    I would really like to read your experiences... Just to know what to expect and so


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    Personally, the medication I am on is invaluable and I would not trade it for any "drug free" treatment at this time. Wellbutrin treats my depression and Adderall treats my anxiety & ADHD. I didn't realize the anxiety & ADHD were so connected until I got diagnosed with ADHD and tried medication for it.

    I tried a lot of different supplements and ways of eating for years to try and "heal" my mental illness. Maybe it's possible. Maybe I "did it wrong". All that matters to me right now is that I am not struggling to get by every day and have a lot of hope and dreams for the future. Maybe someday I'll try something else again, but I personally have 0 issues with someone using prescription medication to treat mental illness.
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    Thanks Namless! I tried to find your journal but couldn't. I wanted to know what you went through. Most people have told me the same: "it's a little rough until you get correct diagnosis/medication but trust the process you'll get there". Honestly, I'm hating every bit of it.

    Anyway so, changing my diet may or may not work for me. I get it. Thanks! Btw I love your hair

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