A depression blog – the continuing story of a struggle with depression

Depression Blog - Product Information Sometimes dealing with depression feels like walking through the woods in the darkness, looking for the path that you know is there but which, try as you might, you cannot find.

You may catch sight of it momentarily when the clouds clear the moon. But, just as quickly, darkness descends again before you can find your way onto the path.

I don’t know if it always has to be like that. Does depression simply mean that those its thrall are compelled to spend a lifetime thrashing about in the darkness? Or, eventually, does the the path become clear and lead you safely home?

These depression blog pages are about the journey through dark forest of depression, chronicling the ideas, musings, hopes and disappointments that I encounter on way.

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Who’d want to interview me?

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A little while ago I got an email from a guy called Justin who wanted to interview me. Justin runs a great site called How I beat Depression. He’d read TooDepressed.com and decided that my story might be a good one for his readers. I have to say I was a bit hesitant. I didn’t […]

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The irony of depression: what the eucalyptus tree can tell us

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I haven’t written much on here lately. Partly because I’ve been busy on other work. But partly because I’ve been too depressed. Odd isn’t it? I can only write on my website Toodepressed.com, when I’m not too depressed. Actually, that is precisely why the site is called Toodpressed.com. In fact, I think that depression’s ability […]

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Sugar and Depression: the Steve McCrosskey update

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It’s now just over 4 weeks since I started this sugar and depression experiment. To recap, in a bid to regulate my moods I decided to give up processed sugar. With that, I therefore gave up all the sweets, cakes, desserts, chocolate and lip-smacking loveliness that I had hitherto relied on to make me feel […]

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The Sugar and Depression Experiment – Part 3

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The calm before the sugar storm I am now one week into my sugar and depression experiment and the last few days have been quite encouraging. To recap, I have always had a sweet tooth but recently I seem to have relied more and more on sweets, cakes, chocolates and the like as comforters. I […]

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The Sugar and Depression Experiment – Part 2

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Cold Turkey So, it’s only been 2 days since I gave up the sugar, but it seems like a lifetime. I’ve been fighting off cravings like I did when I gave up smoking. The difference is that I’d had hypnotism then but I’m going stone cold turkey now. I’ll give you an idea of the […]

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Sugar and Depression, the Bittersweet Symphony of My Life

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Sugar and depression. These were always two of my closest companions, the one always there picking me up and the other effortlessly dragging me back down. But it seems now that they might in fact have been closer companions to each other than they ever were to me. I’ve heard that they could even be […]

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Anger? Depression? Is it Joe Strummer’s fault?

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I’ve always liked anger. Not ugly, violent, uncontrolled anger. But the beautiful anger of the righteous, the anger of youth, anger with the establishment, anger (as John Lydon put it) as an energy. This is the type of anger that spawned whole political and artistic movements that, in many ways, defined the latter part of […]

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When Does Depression End and Why?

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When does depression end? Where I live it’s spring. And although I’m hesitant even to think it, let alone commit it to pixels, I sensed recently that it could be spring both inside and outside my head. That’s not to say that the possibility of unseasonal stormy weather should be discounted, but there may be […]

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Heed these Depression Signs or Get Ready to Start Walking the Black Dog

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I think we all need to be alive to the ‘depression signs’ – the things that can warn us that a person is at risk of developing depression. Although I’ve already written about some of the warning signs of depression in men, which are often quite different from those in women, I don’t really want […]

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Anti-Depression Medication – Money for Rope, Money for Dope?

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What is the truth about anti-depression medication? I was always very, very reluctant to take anti depression medication, although I didn’t have a fully articulated reason why. Whilst I think I have benefited from anti-depressants, I’m still not convinced about how good they are for me overall, or on any kind of long-term basis. I’m […]

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