@FeedTheHumans
10 months ago

Question for anesthesiologists or neurologists (and for everyone else).

Is there a possibility that a person will be in a state o similar anesthesia for many years and that this will be diagnosed as depression?

The case I am referring to has been diagnosed as schizophrenia followed by major depression, all of which seems to have been caused by heavy stress and the taking of some unspecified substance.

In case you're not anesthesiologists or neurologists, what do you think about depression? Do you have obvious examples and want to share them? Do you know about someone you used to think he was a doomed man but who managed to get over it and live a normal life?
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From a medical point of view you might be referring to a condition called „stupor” or its type, „catatonic stupor”. It is characterised by akinesis (no movement), being mute and irresponsive to external stimuli - in severe cases a person can be „awakened” for a moment only by heavy pain. The person might be looking as asleep or have eyes open but doesn’t react at all - so it resembles anesthesia state or coma in some way.

The possible reasons behind this condition are, as usual, various. Stupor may be a clinical presentation of schizophrenia or severe depression, powerful unpleasant experiences. It may last an hour, a day, month etc. One of possible factors triggering schizophrenia (which itself has many smak things that may result in clinical presentation of the disease, which remains „silent” for many years in a patient) is drug abuse and stress - so the case you mention perfectly makes sense and is possible.

Disorders from the edge of Neurology and Psychiatry are really scary even for me as a doctor.

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Most of the people are not aware that they are depressed and they need medical or emotional help.

Depression is caused by continuous and repetitive thought of what we lack and what we wished for but was not able to achieve it. It is always severe but is realised by most after very long period

I would like to share an example which is very common in our society.

A young boy at the age of 18 , done with high schooling , not very sure of what he wanted his life to be. His parents tried to be very supportive and took him to the education counselor to help him find his best career option. He was not satisfied by the councelling but since he had to opt for something and he was not having any further excuse as according to his parents they have done there bit, he opted for a grad course. He failed again and again , he was blaming his parents for forcing him to opt that even though he was not very sure. No one was ready to take the blame, neither the child nor the parents. They kept on pushing him for his good, he used to fight back but eventually he stopped fighting back. He was silently accepting what was being said to him.

Here, the problem was when he was fighting back he was being told as disrespectful and irresponsible for his own activity and once he stopped fighting back, he was being told as careless and shameless.

The root of depression was laid long back when he was feeling lost post his high school and with all this events which were making him realize that he is good for nothing led to severe depression and hence inactive physical state aswell.
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From Personal Experience

Depression doesn't make you feel like Anesthesia but Medicines that are given for treating Depression would make me feel dull and Dizzy always not active. Long term effect might make the damage permanent.

After taking medicines for 2 years i took me 6 to 8 months to recover Completely from its effect.

My personal Advice is to not take any medicine that harms your brain but to do Workouts or Jogging which might help a Lot.
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Depression is something that people don't like to talk about, and it's always surprising when I find out that a person who looks fine and happy on the outside struggles with it. Especially in the Asian community it's not really recognized as a mental disorder but just them being weak, which is completely wrong. I do know people who have gotten help and they've stated that it's gotten better with time
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I'm not a Doctor but i believe at some point of time everybody everyone will experience Depression. But i know what needs to be done

  1. Change in Life Style
  2. Make a healthy Daily Routine.
  3. Try to make time to roam Outside in fresh air.
  4. Sleep Early Get up early.

How Anesthesia affects your brain is different than Depression.

  1. Anesthesia will not only make you sleep but you will be unconscious under its influence.
  2. The part affected by anesthesia will not sense touch.
  3. If are in Depression you cannot sleep well.
  4. Lot of Stress due to Depression.
  5. Depression is a Repetitive cycle of Life and it increases stress if you don't change your Life Style.

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What does the Bible really say about depression? In biblical times, life was full of tribulations and unexpected catastrophe giving a good reason for people to experience depression and sadness. The Bible frequently discusses methods to deal with and overcome feeling depressed in the face of hardship and suffering. Below you will discover and learn from the most notable Bible verses about depression!

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Psalm 3:3 ESV
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Philippians 4:13 ESV
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Matthew 11:28 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart , and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 143:7-8 ESV
Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 143:7-8 ESV
Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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