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woohooligan Jul 3, 2013
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There's been a lot of really great breakthroughs in cognitive science in recent years, not the least of which being that there are now several very good non-drug treatments for depression and even PTSD! :D

This is something I have a great deal of personal experience with. I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2007 at the age of 32, which means I spent 32 years not understanding why I had such difficulty making friends or keeping jobs. It wears on you. I struggled with quite a lot of depression. And the last 5 years have been an amazing turnaround for me!

Despite the fact that these years have been tremendously challenging, they've been the best years of my life! I moved back to Texas to be near my kids to discover that my ex-wife was literally losing her mind -- rapidly developing early-onset Alzheimer's (she's since become non-verbal and is in a permanent-care facility now). So although I would have much rather that she got help and took care of the kids, I had to fight her for custody. I ultimately won after about a year and am now trying to figure out how to support 6 people on my measly disability income. But as challenging as it is, my life is still fantastic! It's far better than it was before my diagnosis and for that I'm grateful. And I'm able to make this cool comic thing here!

If you are depressed, for god's sake, get help! Find a therapist who does CBT -- don't accept any of that "psychoanalysis" BS. Or if you just can't or won't bring yourself to get help, then find a copy of Feeling Good by David Burns. Read it and commit yourself to the exercises, I promise you, things will get better!

Also, like the Woohooligan facebook page because all your friends are doin' it!

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