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Old 09-17-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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leaving my house

I was diagnosed with major depression a few months ago. I am now on an anti-depressant and my mood seems to be much better. I don't understand why I still don't want to leave my home. I am not sure what is causing it. I do not have agoraphobia. That does not fit me, my reason for not wanting to leave is not out of fear of an anxiety/panic attack, it is simply no motivation. What could this be?

 
Old 09-18-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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Re: leaving my house

well, when one is really "depressed" motivation is probably lacking + isn't it easier to just sit there and be miserable? my suggestion is start walking outside for 30 mins a day. you'll feel a bit better.

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:25 AM   #3
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Re: leaving my house

I think that anyone that doesn't have outside interests can get that unmotivated feeling and want to just stay home. Sometimes I get that too.

The more you get yourself ready and get out of the house the less you'll feel like just sitting home.

The ticketman was right, walking does change the mental motivation. The whole oxygen in the brain thing.

Do you have a friend that would walk with you?

Also, if you could find someplace that you could volunteer, nursing homes, kids clubs, hospitals. Compassion for others changes your brain function too.

If you really want to change how you feel about staying home, you'll have to take some small steps in a different direction.
Diana

 
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