Long Term Depression, Anxiety , Panic Attacks and Worry??
#11
As someone who is pretty much in your situation I recommend what others have said...spiritual help through the sacraments especially Communion and Confession. Mental health counselling. And no...it's not a sin if you can't work because of these conditions...any more than it would be a sin if someone with cancer were unable to work.

ETA: Also get a physical...there are many physical conditions that can cause mental health problems...such as diabetes for one.

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#12
how about riggin up some car batteries and niple clips for electric shock therapy on the cheap?
that may work
why not?
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#13
(09-26-2011, 03:03 PM)devotedknuckles Wrote: how about riggin up some car batteries and niple clips for electric shock therapy on the cheap?
that may work
why not?
HAHAHAHAHAHHAH!!!!!
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#14
(09-26-2011, 03:03 PM)devotedknuckles Wrote: how about riggin up some car batteries and niple clips for electric shock therapy on the cheap?
that may work
why not?


Hahaha ur nuts man, but i like it
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#15
(09-26-2011, 01:07 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: You should see a priest for the spiritual concerns, and/or a mental health professional for the psychological ones.  At least once to see what else you can/should do.

THIS

Spiritual guidance and working on your spiritual life  are the best answer.  But If your priest and professionals recommend it, don't be afraid or ashamed even of prescribed medication.  Medication is very dangerous - don't misunderstand me. It may not be at all suitable for you! But I think mental health problems can sometimes be at least partly due to chemical imbalances in the brain. I think that Original Sin can affect the brain, a physical thing.  Medication doesn't always work, but it can help - sometimes only after some time and frustration working with your doctor.  The most important thing is that you are not sinning. But (ask the priest) scruples that only tempt you further towards suicide could mean that something is dangerously out of your control.   Talk with your priest and doctors - maybe I have no business speaking at all, but I've seen this kind of problem in others.

Know that God loves you and is with you, even if you don't feel it.   :pray:

Others have given more important  advice here and mine may not apply to you at all!
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#16
I had panic attacks and alot of worry the last few months but once I made a good full confession and started praying more, they have gone away and haven't recurred.

I still have some concerns and issues but they are definately manageable now.

Just get your spiritual life in order and the rest will follow.
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#17
(09-26-2011, 12:50 PM)salus Wrote: Any advice how to overcome these things when they have been a part of life for decades?

Cut out processed foods, stimulants (i.e. caffiene) and sugar.  Get about an hour (work up to this if you cannot currently do this) of cardio exercise about 5-6 days a week (run, walk, bike, climb stair or whatever - anything that gets the heart rate up for an extended period of time).  Drink 2 liters/2 quarts of water per day.  Come to the realization that God is in control (not you) and that worry is really just a trust issue. 

I have had good results with what I just described.
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#18
(09-26-2011, 05:15 PM)piusx1914 Wrote:
(09-26-2011, 12:50 PM)salus Wrote: Any advice how to overcome these things when they have been a part of life for decades?

Cut out processed foods, stimulants (i.e. caffiene) and sugar.  Get about an hour (work up to this if you cannot currently do this) of cardio exercise about 5-6 days a week (run, walk, bike, climb stair or whatever - anything that gets the heart rate up for an extended period of time).  Drink 2 liters/2 quarts of water per day.  Come to the realization that God is in control (not you) and that worry is really just a trust issue. 

I have had good results with what I just described.
Great advice!
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#19
(09-26-2011, 05:15 PM)piusx1914 Wrote: Cut out processed foods, stimulants (i.e. caffiene) and sugar.  Get about an hour (work up to this if you cannot currently do this) of cardio exercise about 5-6 days a week (run, walk, bike, climb stair or whatever - anything that gets the heart rate up for an extended period of time).  Drink 2 liters/2 quarts of water per day.  Come to the realization that God is in control (not you) and that worry is really just a trust issue. 

I have had good results with what I just described.

Sounds like good things we should all do, regardless of mental state.
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#20
(09-26-2011, 12:50 PM)salus Wrote: Any advice how to overcome these things when they have been a part of life for decades? Why would GOD allow someone to get to the point of suicide? Is it a sin if you can't work because of these conditions?

salus, try not to despair. I'll try to help.

Please study this repeatedly:

http://www.montfort.org/content/uploads/...N_28_1.pdf

Pure gold.

You might also switch to a low-carb diet. This book has been described as the most important book on nutrition in the last 100 years:

http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Fat-About/dp/0307272702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317074457&sr=8-1

It will lead you to this:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Atkins-You-Ultimate-Shedding/dp/1439190275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317074498&sr=8-1

The author of the former book:



Also watch this:



Also see:

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/keton...#more-4518

&

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/satur...arb-pt-ii/

Finally, consider that you might have a magnesium deficiency. Most do. I've looked into it, and this seems to be the best available source:

http://www.jigsawhealth.com/?gclid=CL29p...Qgod8hwYuA

Read that site extensively.

Pax,

JKE
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