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Hello, I am 55 yrs old and my mental health has been declining for three years. I've had a professional career for 25 yrs but have been unemployed for the last year. I have developed an inability to think clearly, I have frequent buzzing in my head, my communication skills have slowed unless I focus really hard, and I have constant thoughts of failure that extend into worse scenario's. My health deteriorates with every alimony check I write, that further solidifies my inability to support my own retirement. Sort of like I'm anticipating reaching the end of my savings and then there's nothing left to.....anyway, my head doesn't seem to be able to handle all this. What can I do to at least get my head back on track so I can think my way out of this life situation I am in? I have never taken drugs except for ambien, of which I take half of a 5mg tablet per night. I exercise maybe twice each week in the winter (stationary bike), and 5 times per week in the summer. Thanks in advance. Also, I've been diagnosed with Meniers disease (SP?) from an audiologist; however, I dont believe what I am experiencing is associated with Meniers since I've had Meniers for a long time and this buzzing is fairly recent.
Thank you for your response. I've done a bit of research, in addition to what my therapist has suggested. Clearly I have a depression situation and I am attempting to get a quick remedy for it. I've been interviewing for executive management positions and it looks like I'll be receiving an offer in 10 days, however, the after effects of my brain power is a chink in my armor I don't want to expose...therefore I'm looking for the quickest remedy possible. I'm open to drugs but only as a very last resort. Is it true that endorphin's help depression? Are they only generated thru exercise?
By short term solutions, do you mean pharma assistance? How rapidly do these take effect? and are they temporary? Still requiring the underlying nature of the depression to be addressed? Thx.
I hope you saw my rating from earlier. I clicked on the highest rating....you offered great advice. Thanks.