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Old July 20th, 2002, 08:33 PM   #72
Sabra
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Clinical depression is an imbalance of serotonin in your brain. It is nothing to be ashamed of or hide and to go on and off meds only causes a yoyo effect, which causes lots of problems, worsening symptoms.

When I finally decided to look into myself and get help, I was told I was chronically clinically depressed and probably from a very young age. I used to self medicate with alcohol and now am totally alcohol free and have been for quite some time. I still have down days, still have crying jags and periods of intense feelings of "downness:" BUT this is normal for anyone. What I don't do anymore is entertain thoughts of suicide and believe me I had been on the edge of ending it all, many times throughout my life.
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