Jump to content
CrazyBoards.org

Recommended Posts

Is it common for psychomotor retardation to get worse with each depressive episode? I feel like my depression was less apparent to others when I was younger even when it was severe. Now I get maybe moderately depressed and people around me can tell. I move and think and talk more slowly, my voice is flat, my face feels paralyzed when I try to smile or have any expression at all. I'm wondering if others have had this experience.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know anything scientific about it, but I have had the same experience.  I have had episodes since early teens but in my mid 30's is when I really noticed the profound heaviness in my legs and difficulty moving, and now I'm my 40's I have gone to doctors a few times during episodes because I am having such a hard time functioning physically.  It feels like a three month flu when my brain slows down so much that it freaks family out, they'll find me standing in a room totally blanked out and not moving at all, it takes me three times as long to do anything because I keep freezing up.

I also remember my mom in her late 40's developing the flat voice like you describe.  It was unnerving to me as a kid/teen when her voice would change completely into a flat monotone for weeks at a time, then go back to normal.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...