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Greater depression after help?
CarlF posted:
Question or observation:

Depression for years. I was finally able to return to my Depressed Anonymous group last night. Very good meeting. I felt better after. Yesterday was also a wonderful day with abstinence from over eating (first successful day in a long time).

I woke up early this morning in a much lower level/depressed. I have had this happen previously. Tough to figure out. Helping oneself = greater depression?
rohvannyn responded:
Your observation is interesting and I believe I have noticed something similar. I wish I understood this, but sometimes it almost seems as if depression gets worse when I am working the hardest to get better. To me it almost feels as if my mind is used to the depression and wants to stay in the condition. It's certainly baffling to me. Keep at it, though, I'm glad you are taking steps to help yourself. Also, congratulations on the success, no matter how temporary, it's in the right direction.
CarlF replied to rohvannyn's response:
Withdrawl from depression (which has become the 'normal'). That is indeed what it feels like.

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