Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1.Head over to this page:

    2.Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    Please take some time to click through these links to find out more about our community.

    What is a Trigger and When to Trigger a Post
    How and Why to Report a Post
    Visit our Crisis Assistance Link for resources. For immediate help, call 911 or get to the ER.

    Includes Expert Content
    You all helped me outsmart myself.
    Jeune1 posted:
    Without going into detail, there's a thing I've been wanting to do. It is not illegal or anything like that. It still would not be a smart/necessary/good thing to do, but it seemed like a very good idea.

    So I've been wandering around feeling even more frustrated than normal. Fortunately I've also been reading here a lot. This morning my brain put it all together and sent me a message: "The depression is making you want to do this!"

    And I thought "By golly, that's IT!" And now the urge is gone.

    So thanks!
    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Love this! Wonderful! Please remember to get help should feel urges like this. I'm so glad you found support here, but reach for help offline too.
    Thank you so much for sharing! Awesome!

    When the world says, Give up,
    Hope whispers, Try it one more time.
    ~Author Unknown
    chez1 responded:
    fantastic Jeune, well done you. I will try and pocket a bit of your wisdom.
    Keep your self strong
    Chez x
    People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
    Jeune1 replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Thanks. I should have been clear that this wasn't anything to do with harming myself or someone else. But I probably wouldn't have brought it up when I (FINALLY) have my therapy appointment. Which I need to confirm. Yikes!
    Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
    Depression makes the brain filter out a lot of good info and tends to shade everything to the negative. A first step in cognitive therapy is to be aware your mind/brain are doing this to you. Pick up on it and start challenging the automatic negative thoughts.. Good job!

    Helpful Tips

    iPhone app that helps me stay active
    I've been using the "Feel Good Tracker" iPhone app to track my activities and to rate how good the activity made me fell. I find that doing ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    4 of 10 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.