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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?

Please find a counselor, Pastor, or grief support center that can help. You don't have to try and do this alone, there are people that can help.

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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?

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Changed my mind. My experiences don’t help anyone else. 


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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?

 You are brave for coming forward with it.Please get help ASAP!! 

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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?


@VaBelle35 wrote:

@Drythe wrote:

@Chrystaltree wrote:

I'm sorry that you are struggling with this but I believe it's true.  There are no meds that can help with grief or depression caused by grief.  Acually, meds are only used for chronic depression.  If you are depressed for legitimate reasons (like death, divorce, lost pet etc), psycotropic meds can't help.  However, I do strongly encourage you to see a therapist, preferably one who specialize in grief counselling.  A therapist can give you some coping mechanisms, talking therapy will help because you can say things to a therapist that you can't say to friends and family.  A therapist recommend a support group.  There's much value in grief counselling but I think only if you see a real clinical pychologist or clinical social worker or a psychiatrist.  


@Chrystaltree

 

I beg to differ.  Medication is not just used for chronic depression.  It is very frequently used for sudden onset depression caused by a trauma, such as a loss.  Used short term medication can provide a bit of space from the crushing depression so therapy can help one come to grips with the underlying cause.  It is very difficult to work through grief while overcome with a dark cloud of depression.


 

Correct.

 

But it's important to see a specialist.  I am not a fan of having my gynecologist or family doctor prescribing antidepressants.

 

I may be alone in this opinion, but I'm just wary of doctors who don't stay in their own lane.

 


Depression is the most common mental health problem in the world.  Years ago primary health providers were trained to recognize depression and treat it.  Unless depression is severe and dibilitating a specialist not needed.  Not everyone's insurance will cover the cost of a mental health specialist, or the deductible is too high.

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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?

Find someone to talk to.  A friend, a professional, just someone.  Then do something for someone.  If you are able find a place or situation where YOU CAN HELP. Reaching out to someone else and being their angel might just be the thing you need to ease your pain.  

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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?

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@Scooby Doo wrote:

@VaBelle35 wrote:

@Drythe wrote:

@Chrystaltree wrote:

I'm sorry that you are struggling with this but I believe it's true.  There are no meds that can help with grief or depression caused by grief.  Acually, meds are only used for chronic depression.  If you are depressed for legitimate reasons (like death, divorce, lost pet etc), psycotropic meds can't help.  However, I do strongly encourage you to see a therapist, preferably one who specialize in grief counselling.  A therapist can give you some coping mechanisms, talking therapy will help because you can say things to a therapist that you can't say to friends and family.  A therapist recommend a support group.  There's much value in grief counselling but I think only if you see a real clinical pychologist or clinical social worker or a psychiatrist.  


@Chrystaltree

 

I beg to differ.  Medication is not just used for chronic depression.  It is very frequently used for sudden onset depression caused by a trauma, such as a loss.  Used short term medication can provide a bit of space from the crushing depression so therapy can help one come to grips with the underlying cause.  It is very difficult to work through grief while overcome with a dark cloud of depression.


 

Correct.

 

But it's important to see a specialist.  I am not a fan of having my gynecologist or family doctor prescribing antidepressants.

 

I may be alone in this opinion, but I'm just wary of doctors who don't stay in their own lane.

 


Depression is the most common mental health problem in the world.  Years ago primary health providers were trained to recognize depression and treat it.  Unless depression is severe and dibilitating a specialist not needed.  Not everyone's insurance will cover the cost of a mental health specialist, or the deductible is too high.


Mental illness is probably one of the most misunderstood and mis-diagnosed categories of illness.  It is similar to alcohol or drug abuse where someone will just tell you to stop the behavior rather than believing that it is a true disease that requires treatment.

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Re: Grief/do any meds help with it?


@Teddie wrote:

Changed my mind. My experiences don’t help anyone else. 



@TeddieYou never know.  What you have experienced might help the OP or someone else.  Don't be afraid to share. 

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Could  someone please mention the 5 stages of grief and l...

Could  someone please mention the 5 stages of grief and loss. I am interested to know them. Thank you.

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@halfpint1 wrote:

Could  someone please mention the 5 stages of grief and loss. I am interested to know them. Thank you.


@halfpint1-The 5 stages include denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Search Elisabeth Kubler-Ross for details.

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Re: Could someone please mention the 5 stages of grief and l...

Thanks for the replies. I have no one to talk to about this - no one is interested so is it ok if I come here? I've been thinking about my situation and I have an appt. this week to see a doctor (not a psychiatrist, just my regular PC doctor), but I don't see how meds will work.   But I'll try them. I think I'm gonna have to do this on my own.   In other words, ride it out.