Im very depressed and i dont know what to do anymore. please help!!!?
Hello, I'm 24 yrs old and have been dealing with depression for 10 years now. It seems like everytime I feel like I'm getting better, something happens and I have to go through all of these emotions once more. Its getting to the point where I just do think I can go on and I am aware of how selfish it sounds, I also have a 5 yr old daughter and I wish that I could say that that is enough to make me want to live, but it just isn't. And I feel horrible that I have these thoughts knowing that she might end up living without her mother. I have done counsling and anti-depressents, but nothing has worked for me. I'm a crazy for feeling this way? Will it ever get better? I just don't know what to do. Please only serious responses!
- EddieLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
Have you tried electroconvulsive therapy? Hold on! Keep reading! ECT is the most effective treatment for depression and is very humane nowadays! I've witnessed it myself - basically the patient gets put under anesthesia and electrodes transmit an electric current for about 3 seconds, triggering a silent brain 'seizure' that lasts for 45 seconds, then you wake up shortly after with no memory of the event (because you were asleep basically)! It's really not that bad - and for prolonged treatment-resistant severe depression like yours, it's no doubt the best option.
Here's a resource if you want to read more about it: http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medicaldepartme...
I really do think that ECT will help or even cure your depression!