I have noticed that a lot of people struggling with MI, depression, PTSD or SZ have a lot of fatigue, low energy, and subsequent struggles keeping up a normal living.
I wonder what comes first. If you are burnt out, which I am partly, it’s a very natural reaction to get depressed or get some other MI.
Or the other way around: It’s tough living with a MI - i don’t have to mention why in this forum - and this could cause a feeling of being “burnt out.”
Burnt out because of mental illness I think. Not the other way around. It’s pretty common to have lack of motivation with sz. Lack of motivation does not cause sz.
Definitely burnt out from the illness…
I had tons of energy and life left in me before the illness
Both. I have cognitive impairment because of burnout.
I don’t feel very profound at all.
I think the same as you @Human @Bowens but i think it’s interesting what @Jinx says. The feeling of burnt outness can cause cognitive impairment, i always push myself hard to find some stimuli out there so i can reduce the cognitive impairment, but pushing myself too hard can cause fatigue and so on.
You have to adjust to your inner level of energy when it’s decreased.
Definitely burnt out because of the illness.
When I started really having mh symptoms at 14-15 i definitely wasn’t burnt out. My energy even peaked at around 18
I had Social Phobia, Schizoid Personality Disorder, and ADHD before I got burnt out, but these disorders did not provoke the burnout. The burnout slowly transitioned into a more “typical” depression, involving depressive emotions and not just fatigue and cognitive impairment. Anyway, note that burnout is considered a type of depression.
I developed fibromyalgia symptoms around the same time as my MI symptoms began. It was just after losing someone I was very close to, and shortly before I was first abused. I couldn’t say which triggered which, but the combination of it all has been a downward spiral.
I go through stages of burnout from mental illness. I recover, go for a while,recover some more, go for a while again.
Its really not a linear process
definitely burnt out from mi
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