Comments on: Life, only moderately messed up: understanding (my own) high-functioning depression http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: Lisa http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-5441334 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:19:41 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-5441334 This is very helpful to me right now. Thank you for writing it in a visible space.

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By: Lenguaraz http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3727710 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:16:53 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3727710 Thank you for this. It helps.

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By: quixote http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3665421 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:49:02 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3665421 Hmm. I don’t know about this, Ethan. You mean it’s not normal to need a vacation after dealing with doofuses, dingdongs, idiots, and other wet blankets? :D

Seriously, thanks for writing this, and also to the many good comments.

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By: Mattia http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3596890 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:07 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3596890 Thanks for sharing this. Highly enlightening. I suffered of depression in the past and found a that more than antidepressants that are too heavy, some natural supplement can really help. I am not a physician so take advice in case you want to try what I am saying here, but on me a mild and discontinued use of thermogenics (meant to increase your basic metabolism) had really helped. They contain green tea, caffè in, garcinia cambogia, guarana and the likes and speed you up forcing you to have a walk, stay in nature activities and being active phisically, essentially forcing you out of your mind. You just feel bounce back passive when you suspend it, but if you adapt the dose at the minimum you break this disequilibrium. I understood that maybe depression is less a mental state as we intend it so far and more an inertia to act disfunction. Dunno if o am wrong it’s highly subjective I guess. Anyway may the light be with you and your wife and your family. Best

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By: Nicola K http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3537656 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:42:31 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3537656 Thank you for this – I got linked to it on a day when it was particularly resonant and, well, you expressed some things I think I already knew but all too frequently forget or gloss over when I’m in the midst of a slump.

Thank you for making it easier to talk about.

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By: Ventilation http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3329225 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:52:09 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3329225 […] http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-func… […]

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By: Prof Andrew A. Adams http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3325715 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:37:56 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3325715 Thank you for this. The phrase “I resemble that remark” comes to mind. As an academic with a history of mild depression, and one instance of needing significant treatment, I found this a very clear explanation and description of the kind of thing I’ve also been through. I particularly like the fact that you mention the “impostor syndrome” feelings. My experience isthat male academics often suffer from this but are very hesitant to discuss it, to the extent that I’ve had people tell me only female academics suffer from it (my own experience has been dismissed as a trivial outlier). As with other aspects of mental illness we need people willing to discuss their experiences to help others understand that they’re not alone, and in fact are not even suffering from something rare.

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By: Andrew http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3319959 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:47:17 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3319959 Hi Ethan – thanks for that. And very glad to hear you are doing well now. Andrew

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By: Steph http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3315455 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:18:32 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3315455 E, as always, honestly and beautifully written. Thanks for sharing and please know that although we see each other in person infrequently these days, your writing makes me feel like we are in better contact. Thanks and big hugs from all of us.

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By: Jessamyn http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/07/08/life-only-moderately-messed-up-understanding-high-functioning-depression/comment-page-1/#comment-3314555 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:47:54 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4896#comment-3314555 As a fellow moderately-messed-up unqualified imposter, let me say that your honesty, sensitivity to others and their differences, and emotional precision help us all learn how to talk about difficult and important matters.

Likewise. Thank you so much for taking the time to spell this out. And how fortunate for you and for us that you are around and able to do this.

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