How To Deal With Depression?

7 on July 3, 2018

I studied gastric bypass surgery before deciding to undergo this procedure for me to maintain a normal weight. I learned that many patients will experience depression after the surgery. What could be the reason behind this? And what can we do to remove, or at least lessen, being depressed.

 
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0 on July 4, 2018

As with any kind of depression, the real treatment is the support of your family and friends. Encouragements and understanding with what you are going through can do a lot of relief both physically and psychologically.

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5 on July 5, 2018

Honestly, the depression starts even before the surgery. We have tried many things to lose weight, but none truly worked. Surgery is not magic; we don’t become normal overnight, and we can still fail. Let’s not mention the diet! Hats off to those who can pull off the strict plans.

I have just started my consultation, and those ideas have already stressed me out. It isn’t easy to stay positive and motivated.

on July 5, 2018

I agree with you and that is why I asked this concern of mine here so we can prepare or at least expect what will happen after the surgery then we can train our mind to stay positive.

James, I also agree with you about the support of the family. Will you still proceed with the surgery, even when some of your family members don’t support you?

on July 7, 2018

I think that understanding the nature of this journey helps to fight the depression. Each of us has our own ways to deal with tough situations, so we also need to understand how we tick.

Distracting myself from negative thoughts is also quite helpful. Hobbies, pets, and physical activities are some of my favorite distractions.

on July 9, 2018

The distraction suggestions are really good. I’m actually feeling scared right now instead of thinking of depressed because I might go back to my previous eating lifestyle which will hurt me in the end. Food is my hobby so I guess I need to discover other things that will make me busy.

on July 13, 2018

I agree with James – having support helps a lot.  If you don’t have many supportive family and friends, you could see a therapist or see if there’s a support group in your area to join.  Of course, you can always come here to talk to us – it seems like everyone is very encouraging here, and we can all definitely relate. 

on July 23, 2018

I like what you said about everyone here and I agree with you that this forum really helps people cope with what they are going through. I’m not confident enough to go to support groups so I will stick with this forum in the meantime.

 

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