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24 Apr 2003

life getting me down
For the last four years my life has been like a bad soap opera. My husband went insolvent and we lost everything, he then left and went overseas. My eldest son left home and then broke the news to me that he is gay. My husband returned and we moved to another city Now my youngest son has admitted to a cocaine habit. I am also in the midst of my menopause. I coped quite well until recently but now find myself tearful, unable to concentrate, unable to sleep and really down in the dumps. I dont want to take strong medication are there any herbal/natural remedies you can suggest.
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cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

mary,
Clearly, you've been though the mill, with a series of depressing experiences that have obviously got you down. You may very well have developed a Depression, and one that will be likely to respond well to using a proper medicinal antidepressant. the best thing would be to see at least a GP, preferably a psychiatrist, for a thorough assessment and advice as to the best treatment to take. There are NO "natural" treatments for Depression, and no herbal remedies that are particularly effective --- while they're often less safe, and at least as expensive, as proper antidepressant medicines. You deserve the best treatment, to regain the strengths you have shown so strongly through the problems of recent years, and so that you can enjoy a more happy time through the future, to balance the bad experiences of the recent past.
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