danna101 Posted June 26, 2006 Share Posted June 26, 2006 Something is really not right. I have noticed lately that my ability to read directions, learn a new game, and generally understand things is not where I think it should be. I am trying to learn poker too and I just CANNOT GET IT. This isn't like me because I'm pretty smart, got into grad school, etc. But learning even simple things has been really hard for me lately. I feel like it's probably due to mild depression. However, no antideppressants have worked for me without making me gain tons of weight. Right now I'm on a small dose of an antidepressant, which keeps me from feeling miserably depressed but doesn't treat the depression 100% (because it's such a small dose). Are there any things I can do to address the cognitive effects of depression??? Let me tell you, I start to get really depressed when I feel like a moron because I can't even play a simple party game with my friends because I get too mixed up about the directions. I've tried to talk to my doc about this. He's great, but I think he thinks I'm imagining this or believing it because I have low self esteem so of course I would think I'm "dumb." But this really is more than that. Sometimes I'm almost in a "fog" and am downright confused...can't follow a movie plot...etc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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