Anxiety and Depression Survey

Feb 6, 2018 36 Comments

Are you currently taking medication (including regularly self-medicating with alcohol or weed) to treat depression or anxiety?

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  • Microsoft AttaGrl
    Molested by my father as a teen.
    Feb 6, 2018 3
  • New Anamika
    Dislike work environment ( love what I do ) fears if I leave this one I won’t be able to find another one and even if I do I will not be able to sustain. Every single morning I need to tell myself “ take one day at a time “.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ShippedIt
    Brain structure , chemical balance, plus major life event stress was a trigger
    Feb 6, 2018 5
    • HERE / Eng herrkovax
      This. Depression and Anxiety don’t need a “cause” other than for some of us it is just how our brain chemistry is.
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft Subpop
      This theory is very much still under question in the medical literature. The idea that a brain could be “chemically imbalanced” is shaky. There is no clear definition of a “chemically balanced” brain. The whole notion that vast amounts of people are depressed because their brains don’t make enough serotonin has been debunked. Makers of SSRIs (big pharma) were only publishing very selective studies show showed improvements with their drugs and shelving others. Only when researchers submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to get access to those trials were they able to do a huge meta-analysis showing that SSRIs did only a fraction better than placebo, except in a small subset of patients. This is not conspiracy theory. The meta-analysis I just mentioned published in JAMA, and there have been others in tier 1 journals like The Lancet.
      Feb 7, 2018
    • HERE / Eng herrkovax
      Those are some pretty extreme claims. How about some links to the scholarly sources please?
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft Subpop
      https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/185157?redirect=true

      Also, this is written by a former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (another tier 1 journal) It’s a 3 part article, but fascinating, if you have time to read and she discusses the JAMA study in detail, among others. Highly recommend:

      http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2011/06/23/epidemic-mental-illness-why/
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft Subpop
      As far as the claim the the drug companies were suppressing the trials that showed no improvement over placebo (or worse than!), this is well established. Elliott Spitzer (then AG of NY) sued GlaxoSmithKline on this and won. (And by suppressing I mean they submitted to the FDA as per law but shelved the data and pretended it never happen in what they published and marketed)
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Amazon / Mktg
    AAeY88

    Amazon Mktg

    BIO
    Seeking marketing roles
    AAeY88more
    Disliking job
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • OP
    Also, for those who are, kindly post the main source of anxiety or depression (e.g: fear of losing job, disliking job, financial stress, relationship, lack of relationship, etc.)
    Feb 6, 2018 3
    • Pandora gsGT16
      Fear of losing job
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Intel TMG
      Hate my sl manager
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Cisco / Design
      boo..ya

      Cisco Design

      PRE
      Intel Corporation
      boo..yamore
      Imposter Syndrome
      Jan 10
  • Infosys
    not indian

    Infosys

    PRE
    Boeing
    not indianmore
    Childhood trauma (tiger parents), genetic predisposition
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    shamProc

    Amazon Mgmt

    BIO
    I am right, a lot.
    shamProcmore
    Bastards up the management chain.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • New / Design
    BF66

    New Design

    BIO
    Bot Maker. Good one, too.
    BF66more
    Definite genetic predisposition towards anxiety and irritability. Last job had some political trauma. New job won't solve everything but looking forward to a cleaner slate.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon Caves
    Public speaking, 1:1 meetings with superiors.

    I never had a problem with either of these until about 2 years ago, and believe it was triggered by finding out my dog and companion of 10 years had cancerous cells in a lump. The news hadn’t devastated me at the time, and we removed the lump but I think perhaps suppressing my anxiety at the time did some kind of weird damage to my brain...

    I now take propranolol when I know I’m going to have a rough day with meetings and it works well, but it bothers me that I have to rely on it now when I never had to in the past.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Twitch / Mgmt
    Cockstar

    Twitch Mgmt

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Loves bois
    Cockstarmore
    Reorgs, man
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Doitnow
    Toys in the attic. Charlie manson sammiches for everybody!
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Intuit / Eng SPy@16
    Childhood trauma, genetic predisposition
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • PayPal Anabeli
    What medicine helps for you?
    Feb 7, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Mktg
      AAeY88

      Amazon Mktg

      BIO
      Seeking marketing roles
      AAeY88more
      Celexa
      Feb 7, 2018
    • New / Design
      BF66

      New Design

      BIO
      Bot Maker. Good one, too.
      BF66more
      Lamictal
      Feb 7, 2018
    • PayPal Ruchiko
      Paxil
      Mar 26, 2018
  • Cisco sn00
    Childhood trauma. Lost everything in dot com bust. Recovered. Lost everything again in recession. Didn’t recover. Ended up in hospital on attempt years ago. Feeling a bit better now but work related stress is killing me.
    Feb 6, 2018 2
    • eBay zz22
      How did you lose everything in recession/dot-com bust? You were at a pre-ipo company?
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Cisco sn00
      First time around I was a developer and couldn’t find work so had to take a 60% paycut at a temp job. I almost lost my apt until a friend hooked me up with a startup that was fairly successful and I made a bit of money on it. I moved and bought a house and 5 months later the recession hit. Lost everything I made and had to file for bankruptcy. Since then I’ve been bouncing from shitty job to shitty job wondering if I’m good at anything anymore. I won’t ever be able to retire and I just hate my work life so much these days.
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Microsoft ESXe04
    Used to with job that got annoying after awhile. Changed job, was better for a bit but now sucks again. Maybe it’s just life :/
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Design 206wrkr
      This seems to be the norm at MS. Jobs are only dialed in for a year or so and then re-orgs tank the quality of life.
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Microsoft osama
    I have big dreams but don't have enough time/resources/connections/brain/money/energy/etc. to make them real.
    Feb 21 0
  • New / Mgmt
    idiot45

    New Mgmt

    BIO
    I get things done.
    idiot45more
    I am just comfortably numb. No medicines.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Twitch / Mgmt
    Cockstar

    Twitch Mgmt

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Loves bois
    Cockstarmore
    Also, I have to fire a person I slept with on the past, it's very icky and sad.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Genesis Financial Solutions / Eng
    Hgbcdzn8

    Genesis Financial Solutions Eng

    PRE
    CareOregon
    Hgbcdzn8more
    Fear of losing job, disliking job, and financial stress.
    Feb 6, 2018 0