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Kristin Bowles says
Bow howdy do I know that feel.
Opus the Poet says
Yep, how I dress has little to do with how I feel on any particular day, it just means that’s what I grabbed from the closet or drawer when I got dressed.
I seem to be lucky, my doctor understands the concept of “high functioning.” I know several people who have described this situation happening to them.
McDuke J Biffington says
I’ve had one of my shrinks do this too, judging my mental state based on my appearance. I couldn’t possibly struggle that much if I managed to wash my hair that one day a week when I had to leave the house for an appointment with her, right?
Esmerelda Bohème says
Well at least he didn’t tell her to diet or exercise. How many have suffered from that diagnosis? “Oh your depression must be a food disorder…”. Time to bring truth to mental health.
While I don’t think depression is caused by a lack of exercise, I’ve found that exercise seems to help with the symptoms — if you have enough volition to exercise in the first place. Dead-end manual labour jobs are crappy, but at least they get you out of the house and doing something useful.
I had one of those. It was early enough in my therapy that I tried it. The doctor was surprised that I’d actually listened to her, and bewildered that I had no improvement even though I’d lost weight.
hooray it’s one of my parents…? ><;;;
Some people even give me this treatment when my hair dries neat or a little messy. It’s nuts, and it hurts.