Don't want this to end
Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:56 PM
Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:07 AM
In my experience there is something in what you say, sensitive and intelligent people are more prone to depression than others. I also think that depressed people often but not always have mental problems as well. Perhaps Sensitivity is a core issue in both cases, the nervous system of some folks is overloaded by the stresses of living a particular high stress event that starts the depression process.
Repeated and prolonged stress can use up most of our neurotransmitters leaving our brain depleated in the essential chemicals and unable to function normally.
Ed the chow hound
Edited by Ed the chow hound, 23 August 2011 - 07:10 AM.
Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:04 PM
How are you sleeping? If you think this is an odd question, then you probably have not really come to grips with the manic/depressive cycle. Whenever I make statements about my passions and what I need to feel alive, if I'm also not sleeping you can bet that this is a manic phase. Sure you need passion but when you focus on it and leave behind your more cautious self then you can get yourself into sticky situations.
I was in a foreign country....brain candy around every corner.....interesting people, fascinating culture, nothing but delights. But it was overkill for me and I ended my trip early because some friends helped to pack me back onto a plane so I wouldn't get put into a foreign mental hospital.
To this day, I don't know why it happened. I want to go back because it was so wonderful. But I know I have to be extra vigilant if I do that I watch out for any and all little warning signs that could turn something beautiful into a real nightmare.