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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:41:46  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
Dear Members,

It would be very helpful if you could tell our community how you deal with the onset of depression. The following is a questionnaire that assesses how people (with Major Depressive Disorder and/or Dysthymic Disorder) cope with depression.

Here's the first question:

    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed, or hopeless:
    • I ensure that I stay on the prescribed dose of my medication for depression.
Once you answer, you will be shown how our other members have answered.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:43:13  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed, or hopeless:
    • I immediately notify my doctor about this.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:43:48  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I immediately notify my family or friends about this.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:44:14  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I ensure that I get regular sleep (not too much or too little).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:45:21  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I ensure that I get regular exercise (not too much or too little).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:45:53  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I ensure that I keep to my regular amount of social life (hours/week) - not too much or too little.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:46:35  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I ensure that I keep to my regular amount of work (hours/week) - not too much or too little.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:47:08  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I don't drink alcohol or use street drugs.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:47:42  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I don't go to parties, rock concerts or any other very stimulating or emotional events (because I don't want to get over-stimulated).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:48:07  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I purposely don't do any major shopping (because I don't want to over-spend).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:48:35  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I purposely don't make any major decisions - e.g., buy a new car, buy a house, quit my job (because I don't trust my decision-making ability when I'm depressed).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:49:17  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I purposely don't pursue a new romance (because I don't trust my decision-making ability when I'm depressed).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:49:46  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I try to cheer myself up by increasing my social, vocational, and/or recreational activities.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:50:17  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I try to cheer myself up by using "positive thinking" (e.g., counting my blessings, positive affirmations, using cognitive therapy techniques to correct my negative thinking).
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:50:51  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I try to cheer myself up by going for quiet walks.
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Posted - 03/30/2008 :  12:51:16  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Reply to Topic
    When my mood starts to become too down, depressed or hopeless:
    • I try to cheer myself up by reading or watching TV.
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