SRS I have this friend with dysthymia...

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  1. sHiFtY

    sHiFtY New Member

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    Hey, this girl I like recently told me she felt like killing herself, etc etc... and i've become really worried. We are pretty close but she's never really spoken about it before. She says she has dysthymia and I read up on it a little but how should I go about trying to help her, talking to her about it?
    She got off the meds a week ago and I know the withdrawl is probably really bad...
    Thanks guys.
     
  2. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    Well explain what it is, I'm too tired to look it up
     
  3. mare

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    Why'd she go off her meds???

    That in itself can cause severe moodswings!!
     
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    Dysthymia is sort of like depression.. it's not full blown depression but there is a chemical imbalance in your brain. I've had it before, I didn't want to kill myself but I had a serious death wish and I had no motivation to do anything in life. I felt like I was a major waste of space and oxygen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysthymia
     
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    The problem when trying to help people with mood disorders is that they don't want help. If they're depressed (or dysthimic), they think they aren't worth your time and if they're in a maniac phase, they'll feel good and they wouldn't think that they would need help. It's a tricky situation. Being there and being supportive is probably the only things that you can do without her feeling awkward about it.
     
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    You shouldn't go into a relationship with someone who is mentally unstable, you have to aknowledge that you do not have the professional know how which is required to deal with such a situation like this. The only thing you can do is advice her to seek professional help for her situation. You can support her but you should definitly not engage a relationship with her until she finally swings around. I personally wouldn't wait for it and date other girls, but i would commend you if you would support her thru her difficult struggle.
     
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    If her condition was serious enough to require meds, then the only real support you can offer that will make any difference is to be kind and help her get back in treatment. Encourage her to see her specialist again.

    For active conditions such as hers, there's not much else a lay person can do beyond general support.

    Help her get back into treatment.
     
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    Excellent advice one & all!
     
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    Thanks guys :) . I'll give you guys updates if anything happens...
    Somedays shes fine, up and jumping about...otherdays shes the complete opposite, its weird yea..
     
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    She is very lucky to have you by her side! :)
     

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