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Posted by: Lee | 2003/12/09

so many depression symptons

i have suffered from depression on and off for years. am currently on aropax and have been for almost 2 years. have been to a therapist for most of this year but do not feel i am being helped. i am not suicidal but am starting to feel that is simply cannot cope. my biggest worry is my lack of compassion and tolerance towards my 2 children aged 3 and 5 and my husband as well. i seem to be going through the motions oh she hurt her self is it bleeding or broken - no - then piss off - i know that i should be giving a hug and kissing it better but why should i. i don't remember what i used to do for fun and can't seem to finish stuff i have started. i want to lose weight i am not happy with the way i look and in the next breath i'm eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon where too from here - my husband seems to think these feelings are an excuse to "do nothing" everything i do takes so much effort and my routine is all important to my day getting done - and i feel that my kids are being brought up by a seargant commander as all i do is bark commands and run by schedules to get stuff done no fun not in my house it just doesn't work that way too messy. i could fill a book and have written this stuff down so many times

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Dear Lee,
It really sounds as if something isn't working well in your sesions with your therapist. Are you telling him/her all these details of the annoyances and frustrations in your life ? If so, and if the subsequent discussions are frustrating and not achieving results, maybe a different therapist could help more ? Have you discussed with your therapist the fact that you are disappointed with the results, and don't feel that you're achieving much on these target symptoms ?

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Posted by: Lee | 2003/12/09

yes I have told her that I feel we are getting no where. I have been told that there is no quick fix and I certainly don't expect one, what I do expect is more pro active help perhaps even behaviour therapy. I am told that "bing put into a box" is not what she likes doing, I think at this stage getting a you are this and this is how we are going to treat that, is what Need right now. I have no idea where to find another phycologist. We are moving home at the moment and I am hoping I will find somebody more understanding in that area (Hillcrest).

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