I was thinking with the thread little victories it seems most people with Sz have depression. Who suffers from depression and also who doesn’t suffer from depression with sz? I suffer from depression.
i do get depressed on occasion but i wouldnt say i have depression or that it dominates my mood. i tend to go in the other direction and get really agitated and anxious.
i do have some negative symptoms, but i wouldnt call those depression. they look kind of similar but they lack the sadness component that depression has for me
More anxiety but have had depression. Currently going off my zoloft think I’m away from all of it now. Will just be on haldol. Thinking it depends were all different
I’m very depressed.
I have major depression with the schizophrenia. It’s common and a large percentage do suffer both.
It’s extremely common because sz is a very debilitating and horrible illness. The suicide rate for those w sz is significantly higher than of the normal population.
@Tomasina you on anything for depression?
@5713 Wellbutrin - thanks for asking. The depression still breaks through strongly at times - like right now.
My pdoc always encourages me to buy full spectrum bulbs for the house especially in the winter because of the lack of sunlight
I don’t think I am depressed.
Extremely depressed despite being mostly satisfied with my life.
I have thoughts that would suggest depression. Like my loved ones dying and what would happen. Death and things like that. The point of life etc. And I get anxious about it all. So I suppose yes I have some depression and anxiety too. I think the sz causes it. It’s because of the way my life is. I worry what will happen one day (see anxiety again)
I’m sza depressive type. So yeah I have depression. It’s been pretty consuming lately.
docs now recognise depression as being part of schizophrenia
Some schizophrenia specialists recognize an affective domain of sz symptoms which includes I think depression and flat affect. So it might be a part of or result of the illness.
I was depressed when I started on medication. It took three years, but the depression slowly lifted. It got replaced with anxiety though, so that was the next battle.
I don’t have depression but sometimes I worry about my life.
Most of my sz episodes started as depression. When i first got sz and when i relapsed i had severe depression before the psychosis set in.
I’ve been doing good the last couple of years. Very little depression and almost no anxiety.
I’m doing battle with the beast as we speak, I’m winning thanks to an awesome pdoc, some Zoloft and a full spectrum lightbulb.