Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer questions centered around the fear of dying and leaving your paralyzed partner, and treating persistent depression after experiencing a concussion.
My question is I’m worried about dying. And leaving my husband who is paralyzed from the waist down.
Hello Duff the Psych, I was in a car accident 3 months ago that resulted in a concussion. My physical symptoms such as: headaches, nausea, dizziness etc have gone away. However, I have been experiencing severe depression. The concussion specialist said that depression symptoms should not be getting worse, especially as normal activities resume. My therapist (an ND) does think the depression is still a symptom from the concussion. I have struggled with depression and anxiety in the past but have been able to manage it with therapy, additional supplements and meditation. These tools don’t seem to be helping lift the “dark cloud,” like they use to and as my depression has gotten worse my “normal activities” have gotten much harder. I feel like I’m at a breaking point and need to try antidepressants. Do you have any insight on how concussions relate to depression and if antidepressants are typically used in treatment? Thank you.
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