Anxiety spiraling into major depression?

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Last week I wrote about my son’s dissociation episodes and panic attacks.   He got some anti-anxiety medication there, but they put him to sleep so they haven’t been useful to him, and the panic has not gone away.  He’s been able to manage it a little better, using some mindfulness tricks, but has not been able to see a doctor yet (he will tomorrow).  His two trips to the emergency room just told him what he already knew and gave him a few pills for the panic.

Since last Monday, he says he has had 14 panic attacks.  Today he tweeted this:

the last 2 weeks ive been in a very dark place. im constantly afraid, never happy. ive lost all hope and happiness. i feel broken. I’m only able to focus on my faults. making choices triggers panic attacks. im so fucking scared of life itself. help me.

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4 thoughts on “Anxiety spiraling into major depression?

  1. I clicked on “like” because there is no other option offered, but I really don’t like what your son is going thru. I’ve had problems with frequent depression most of my life due to the MS that began showing its face when I was 11, but wasn’t diagnosed until in my 50’s. Having this came with so many labels I’m not sure how I was ever able to fit them all on my body! Unfair labels, at that, causing even more depression, but after I managed to add enough layers of invisible armor they didn’t bother me any more! I now have a grandson who has so many learning/behavior/personality disorders that I can only cry about them and pray a lot for him. I suppose it’s a good thing that they have names for these problems, but again they are being labeled by society and the medical community. I’ll be praying for your son. Angie

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  3. I stopped after reading this and said a prayer you will find the answers and right caregivers to give him the right care. I also prayed for comfort for him and strength. I’m 66 and have been on antidepressants since I was 14. There is a chemical imbalance which makes it necessary. I’ve tried several times to over the years to go without medication but it is not worth it. I suffer from major depression without it and that is no place to be.


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