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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Depression and Thought Process

Question: I relate to ethical right and wrong but can't seem to make a rational decision. I do drink out of control sometimes. I find I am very egotistical..I used to make a lot of geographical cures to no avail. a little about me, I own my own business, I'm incapable of running, I'm 60 y.o. I signed up for ssd 7 years ago they think I can run my business. my wife was running it for last 20 years she got tired of me. I know if I quit and go on welfare it would make them happy. If other health issues wasn't involved I would walk away. i have no family or anyone I try Dr's I know I put up a good front. I've got a garden planted. I do drive some, scared to too much. very much a loner. Thanks.


Eleventh Hour LLC said...

Dear Darrell,
Sometimes depression manifests itself as a cognitive disorder. Poor memory and trouble concentrating are often symptoms of depression. That makes it hard to run a business. You also mentioned other health issues. Although you don't list what they are, many medical conditions can affect your cognitive functioning and mood, like diabetes or heart disease. I'm concerned to hear about "putting up a good front" for your doctor. Everything you say to your clinician is confidential. I would encourage you to tell the doctor your symptoms. It may be related to your medical issues and something that can be corrected with medications. As for being a loner, if it doesn't bother you, then there's no reason to change that part of you. Just because other people don't like it, doesn't mean it's the wrong way to be. If it's part of your personality, and you enjoy time alone, then there is nothing wrong with being a loner. Only if it bothers you should you seek help for that. The key for you is to forget about putting up a front and tell your doctor everything, including how much alcohol you are consuming. When you call for the appointment, let the person who schedules it know that you will need some extra time to meet with the doctor so you don't feel rushed. They should book extra time for you. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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