The most amazing thing has happened within the past couple of days. I've wagered the idea that depression isn't actually a disease or disorder, but a normal part of humanity that is simply a mood state below "normal" mood. It's a big thing for me, that's why I'm saying all of this. It's quite a feeling to see it as not a disease when so many consider it to be.
If I have experienced a recurrent variant of depression, it is very likely that yes, it will recur if an anti depressant is not in place to keep my brain in a safe place from decay.
My brain is returning to its pre medication state in terms of anti depressant use. I'm still on latuda and lamictal, but I'm sure you know much about the brain and body healing completely from anti depressants. It varies, but what factors play into a complete recovery of my pre anti depressant state? I'm thinking of holistic possibilities, but I'm running the risk of a full blown major depressive episode aren't i?
If I were to give an emotional/psychological vs. organic ratio, I would say it's 1:3. Two thirds of it seems very organic, and the other 3rd is designated to psychological and emotional difficulties. So that leaves the big question Ian, what is the best bet here in terms of medication? Should I do the combination approach with meds on board, or should I go back to the Danny that battled naturally before the big struggle? I want to make a note that there are residual symptoms right now. No complete recovery.