Part Nineteen – Angela’s Final Blog: http://tbivoices.com/blog/uncategorized/depression-anxiety-and-survival-after-traumatic-brain-injury/
For Angela, being depressed is more than a reactive sadness. Depression is something she wakes up with every day. Despite her best efforts to rededicate herself daily to being happy, that depression never leaves her. Her life is now the ying and the yang of an upbeat person being constantly dragged back into the precipice of despair. For Angela, being part of TBI Voices was a part of the constant battle to beat back the dark side, with the hope that her helping others would give new meaning to her constant struggle to find goodness.
I feel exactly the same way all the time..i hate it..sorry i know your pain…
Not BI, but I have experienced clinical depression before. I found that taking very long hikes, miles on foot, left me exhausted but un-depressed. The pills they gave me did nothing but side effects. I worry a lot about my son, TBI 11-7-00, because he has been unable to move or speak for so many years. There is a condition similar to depression called “learned helplessness” which commonly inflicts people with severe TBI, locked in and declared PVS by the doctors.