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How long have you felt this way?
What type of work do you do?
Do you have any other symptoms, take any medication or have any other medical problems?
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I don't take any prescriptions. I have always had ups and downs. Downs especially in winter. I feel like my behavior affects my job. I like working, but sometimes I can't handle stress of deadlines and I put off really had jobs because I don't know how to deal and ask the right questions. I do try, but can not feel better. I have been with this job for 5 years and my last job for 15, but feel like this bad behavior of getting in the way of preformance.
Have you discussed these issues with anyone at work who might be able to help you with the more difficult projects?
Yes, and my comunication skills are always blamed
From what you have posted it seems that you may be suffering from a seasonal affective disorder. This can be treated, in many cases, by your family physician with medication.
Of course, the true experts in this area are psychiatrists, where a team approach is often used with excellent results.
There, really, is no need for you to continue to suffer.
I suggest you make an appointment with you doctor and discuss these issues with her in detai.
Does this make sense to you?
I don't and won't take meds. I dont have a doctors and I was on this sight hoping to get help without drugs
I'm afraid that no amount of "online chat" is going to cure your problem. That being said, if you would just give a doctor a chance, I am sure your life can be made better.
You may not need drugs, but you do need face to face MD help.
How do I find an MD that does not push drugs. I have tried that before and the little blue pills just don't work. I was hoping this website had more insite to how I can change my thinking to be more positive
Changing your thinking is just what you do need......a therapy called CBT is just what you are looking for. This is usually done by PhD level therapists and does not require that you be on medication to benefit from it.
If you just type in "CBT therapy in "your hometown name here" into google you will find practitioners who offer it in your town
Where on this web page?
what city and state do you live in and I will get you a link.
ok. be right back
Here is a list of practitioners who offer CBT in your area:
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
I guess you have stepped away from your computer
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Second opinion.I believe I can address your specific concerns.I see no evidence at all that you have seasonal affective disorderThis can depression, other mood disorder, hormonal problem, neurotrasmitter problem, and one can not at this point say that CBT is the solution without the correct physical assessment.Yes there are doctors that do not push drugs, but who are MDs and who measure exactly what is wrong with you, and in most cases can treat the problem.See this sitewww.functionalmedicine.orgGo to the find a practitioner link and look for MDs and DOs.This is an evidence based system of treatment, and they will also consider things such as CBT, but will look at specific and measurable imbalances, brain function, nutrient deficiencies, and what they do will be based on the best evidence to date, not guess work.
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