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Reach out to your GP and they'll put you in touch with a psychologist. It may seem like a big step, or a pointless action, but it's a small seed from which a happier version of you will grow.
Great response.

Yes, correct this should definitely be right at the top of any list in terms of treating or getting over depression.

GP/Psychologist have the skills and training to deal with, importantly the poster should note that not every GP/Psychologist is a good fit and its worth exploring others till you find a pair that you are comfortable with.
 

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Reach out to your GP and they'll put you in touch with a psychologist. It may seem like a big step, or a pointless action, but it's a small seed from which a happier version of you will grow.
Seen a psych, absolutely useless, everyone tells you just do things that make you happy but nothing does anymore. Like I said I’ve been dealing with this for 30 years, I’m tired of the battle
 

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Seen a psych, absolutely useless, everyone tells you just do things that make you happy but nothing does anymore. Like I said I’ve been dealing with this for 30 years, I’m tired of the battle
I presume you live in Mannum? So there is a limited number of psychologists available.

Have you tried maybe an online physiologist instead?

In the last 30 years, aside from sleeping has there been a single moment (activity) that gave you even briefly some happiness or at least gave you peace and comfort? Anything?
 

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Seen a psych, absolutely useless, everyone tells you just do things that make you happy but nothing does anymore. Like I said I’ve been dealing with this for 30 years, I’m tired of the battle
Dude your art is super impressive. Have you thought about opening a gallery or anything like that?
 

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Seen a psych, absolutely useless, everyone tells you just do things that make you happy but nothing does anymore. Like I said I’ve been dealing with this for 30 years, I’m tired of the battle
I have seen a psychologist, nothing wrong with the person but it just wasn't for me. I can't talk myself out of my problems.

I never been treated by a GP, I got a referral to a psychiatrist. Can get expensive but it might be worth a try. Psychiatrists are highly qualified and will prescribe meds that the GP's won't. They are basically too scared to. I've seen multiple GP clinics who have signs on the door saying they won't prescribe addictive stuff. I'm coming up to around 20 years of treatment but I've suffered my whole life.
 

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I’m starting to find myself getting more & more agitated with things, & the pull of wanting to “escape” is beginning to rise again...I’m just over this sh*t, it’s becoming harder & harder.
 

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I feel like absolute sh*t at the moment and there is no real reason. I suppose that's what the illness is for some.

Seeing my shrink next month. I'm going to ask for a change of meds. They aren't doing anything.
 

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Are you guys getting mental health help?
Spent a fortune since 2003 going through three psychiatrists, a psychologist and how much spent on every pill you can imagine.

I've been diagnosed as "treatment resistant". I've actually never been an in patient though.

Got to the point where frying my brain (ECT) was an option. I was all for it, I'd try anything.

Now there is this new magnetic therapy (TMS). It sounds like bullshit to me but people have said they've got results. I will mention it at my next appointment.

I suppose they may help people but I don't get the point of Beyond Blue and Lifeline etc. Where does that money go? Not to me I can tell you.
 

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Spent a fortune since 2003 going through three psychiatrists, a psychologist and how much spent on every pill you can imagine.

I've been diagnosed as "treatment resistant". I've actually never been an in patient though.

Got to the point where frying my brain (ECT) was an option. I was all for it, I'd try anything.

Now there is this new magnetic therapy (TMS). It sounds like bullshit to me but people have said they've got results. I will mention it at my next appointment.

I suppose they may help people but I don't get the point of Beyond Blue and Lifeline etc. Where does that money go? Not to me I can tell you.
I haven’t heard of TMS. I’ll look into it. If you’ve only been to one psychologist though....I’ve been to tonnes and they were all crap. Finally found one that fits . Keep searching mate.
 

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I haven’t heard of TMS. I’ll look into it. If you’ve only been to one psychologist though....I’ve been to tonnes and they were all crap. Finally found one that fits . Keep searching mate.
TMS (see link below) I read in the paper has just been approved by Medicare. So if you don't have private health insurance you will now get something back. No idea of the cost though, but if it is covered by Medicare it must be a proven treatment.

I've only seen one psychologist and I liked them. But I just didn't think psychology is something for me. Everyone is different and I not the sort that can talk themselves out of their problems. I have a family history of depression/anxiety so for me it is probably more a biological thing than a psychological one.

 

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You need to see a better psychologist then.
Can't reiterate this enough. I'd been to counseling before and never had any success. After a few failures, I just decided that you're either a bit off your nut or you're not, and those of us who are just have to get through it.

Ended up finding a psych at the end of last year who has changed my life. Like any field, there's people who are good at their jobs and there are those that aren't. Keep looking until you find your fit.
 

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I pulled out of a job interview today. First job interview in about 3 years I think. As a a result I feel terrible and I want to tell my job agency to cease contact with me for the time being as I'm not sure I even want to work right now.
 

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I pulled out of a job interview today. First job interview in about 3 years I think. As a a result I feel terrible and I want to tell my job agency to cease contact with me for the time being as I'm not sure I even want to work right now.
Is that a Centrelink thing where these agencies send you to jobs where you are not fit for?
 

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Is that a Centrelink thing where these agencies send you to jobs where you are not fit for?
No it's not Centrelink, but maybe I wasn't fit for it. I think getting dressed up was probably the major barrier. I got up earlier and showered, but then called up and cancelled when it was time to put on interview clothes. Getting dressed is also one of my main barriers for attending functions.
 

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No it's not Centrelink, but maybe I wasn't fit for it. I think getting dressed up was probably the major barrier. I got up earlier and showered, but then called up and cancelled when it was time to put on interview clothes. Getting dressed is also one of my main barriers for attending functions.
I hear you. If I had a job interview or a fight for my life I would chose the fight.
 

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I've been having nightmares all week. Last night I dreamt I went to the doctor and he was woke and he gave me woke advice that didn't make sense.
 

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I have some of the typical symptoms like loss of interests, and that exacerbates the depression so it becomes a cycle.
 

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