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Stahlmann
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longterm mental health management

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ur take?
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Gilberto de Piento
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Get treatment from a good psych team, including meds and therapy.
No caffeine, no alcohol, no weed, no other recreational drugs.
Get on a diet that minimizes swings in energy, probably low carb. Eat at consistent times. Don't get hungry.
Get enough sleep. Sleep consistently, not 4 hours one night and 12 the next.. If you are "up" and can't sleep use melatonin, etc for help.
Try to minimize stresses that will set off an up or down swing.
Pay attention to what sets off swings and minimize.
Find support and use it.
If there is a problem in your life making you depressed try to fix it rather than living with it or treating the symptoms.

I didn't watch the videos. Look around online, there are resources for this issue but make sure they are legitimate.

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+1 for above.

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Also, I think there is a long thread on here somewhere where people make suggestions to tophatfox about depression. There might be some ideas there.

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My experience with people who are bipolar is that when they have an episode they start tearing everything apart mentally, socially, and financially. They also seem to be extremely resistant to getting help when they are in that state. So one thing I would advise is learning to identify when you are losing your shit and have some system in place to get you on treatment lockdown until you get through the episode. I don't know if it is possible to train your brain to be less resistant to getting help, but it probably is. It might also be good if you had some friends you could tell "once I start doing x, y, and z, ignore everything I say, put me in restraints if needed, and drag my ass to the mental health clinic." The longer you are left to your own devices, the worse it will get.

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The point on caffeine is interesting. I wonder if all other variables are controlled if that would still make a difference.

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DBT - Dialectical behavior therapy
An ex who has been diagnosed as depressed, bipolar, borderline etc; at various times by various professionals through her life seemed benefit greatly from this with out use of drugs.

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@7wb
@Sclass
@akratic
ur takes?

I do see value of professional advice, but I treat this forum as free netflix :-DDDD
please provide new episodes for us/me.

I hope that at the end we aren't creation in jacob's mind.

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Gilberto de Piento wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Get treatment from a good psych team, including meds and therapy.
Not worth the cost.
. Don't get hungry
Eat only when hungry.
Get enough sleep. Sleep consistently, not 4 hours one night and 12 the next.. If you are "up" and can't sleep use melatonin, etc for help.
Duration of sleep is irrelevant. Intensity of sleep is paramount. Wakefulness, sleeping, deep sleep and dream state occur in cycles in accordance with your body's internal biological clock ( kept by the amygdala?) and not by the alarm which is only an interrupt.

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