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Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Jul 19, 2020 | Replies (11)

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I have struggled with depression from a very young age – grade school, I'd say. I've done many different types of talk therapy and alternative therapy, group therapy (which I haven't liked) with breaks in between. I've been through a number of different medicines, some mentioned by @herbnj. (Don't know how to tag someone.)

Email, paxsal, Zoloft, Prozac. The most helpful has been Lexapro combined with Welbutrin whic i am taking now. The last two years I've been seeing a CBT therapist with a long break until recently. I've had a number of serious lows in the last three years with a series of fender benders and a couple of family conflicts thrown in.

I haven't been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, but I understand that DBT is also helpful with depression. I would not like to change medicines now since the ones I have work well. I do not want to lose creativity which is the center of my life.

I have found that energy therapy is extremely helpful. (Similar to Reiki)

Hope this is not much more information than you wanted.

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Thank you. It is good to know what works.

My sister profited greatly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She over came her self-downing and self-pity …..And lost weight. She looks and feels better. She was on medication for a while but I do not know what it was.
I take yoga classes but I have always wanted to try Reiki.
Life is a struggle! You are taking charge. Good for you. I will try to do the same.

Hello @junkartist,

Not too much information at all! I am intrigued about energy therapy, I'm not familiar with that. I'd like to hear a bit more about it. Do you still use it?

Is your therapist planning on using the DBT in an individual or group setting or perhaps a combination of both?

Never heard of th I s DBT therapy and would like to hear from others who've tired it and reactions. Thanks.

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