Feeling Down

Until March 2020 I was an active 59 year old with no health issues. August 3, 2020 I ended up with a CRT-D. 7 months of not being allowed to go anywhere & very limited at what I could do at home.  I am wondering how you all deal with feeling down or depression? And a new "normal"? My mind wants to do a lot my body is slow to follow & gets tired. This week I did start working out with my trainer, which is mostly strength training.  Thank you!


New nornal

by AgentX86 - 2020-10-10 00:39:16

My "new normal" is pretty much the same as the old normal.  The biggest difference is that I work from home two days a week and when I have to be at work there are only a few people there.  We do almost everything else that we did before.  Life is all about risk/reward.  Isolation, depression, and paralyzing fear aren't good for people either.

Do it Yourself Therapy

by Swangirl - 2020-10-12 02:10:34

I'm a therapist (with a pacemaker) and I agree with Persephone a therapist can help enormously and more quickly than this do it yourself version.  Most therapists do cognitive behavioral therapy that' research shows is more effective than drugs.  The SSRI's have loads of side effects.  Here's a book that is amazingly helpful in showing you what CBT is and how to use the therapeutic techniques to get yourself out of the dumps.  It's $10

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry Paperback – May 22, 2018

by Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D  (Author)


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