Saturday, May 28, 2016

Depression

I have written on this blog various times before about stigma of using antipsychotics, antidepressants and medicines related to mental health in our society. Mani ki Kahani (here) still haunts me some nights and give me goose bumps reading that post. This picture beautifully capture the dragon of depression.


6 comments:

bsc said...

I do have some Psychiatry experience and of course a long life of all kinds of friends including some who committed suicide (just read Mani) This picture however is not all but just showing a phase in the life of such people. I find most disturbing situation of a Hafiz of Qur,a intelligent person with Manic-depressive sickness who would stick to bed during sever depression no namaz no food, no expression etc. for days (not the only "one" I know) before coming out. But in manic phase they are happy hardworking and can accomplish much more that "humanly" possible. However some are such who cannot be "saved" from suicide and I call them "malignant depression" I know Psychiatrists will disagree with me but I think they are not "treatable" as far as suicide goes

Mystic said...

As people say: "Pleasure of maniac phase is Powerful that it is worth to go through the darkness of depressive phase" - though I disagree. Some people can be saved despite brutal depression by meds, constant encouragements and keeping them occupied objectively.

Uncle, did you know Mani personally? Please email me

Books and stilettos said...

Is it me or everyone sees this "screaming skull " in this picture ? I am hallucinating or what ? Depression is still a mystery to me - I know people get better with medications but Do we really need them I am not so sure ?

Mystic said...

BnS : Yes this is screaming skull... That's the whole point !!!

I think, most need medicines life long to keep the edge off - but I know few lucky ones who were able to get off medicines.

BTW, I saw your blog, I felt - I am reading my own blog!!!

Books and stilettos said...

wow ! How strange that's exactly how I felt when I accidentally stumbled upon yours :)BTW awesome Blog ! I have been writing this personal " dear diary " for few yrs now . Just something for myself then I saw your blog and said I should put it out there for some people who see things like me and my blog came in to existence few weeks ago . Have a lot of things written mostly non-sense laying around just need to be more into the mood to post them ! I posted as anonymous before I made the blog but I love yours and bsc blog . You guys are amazing ! Give us more abstract ,out of box, food for thought content . Keep it up !:)

mystic-soul said...

Stay around.. This is a kind of a support group here!