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Thermochromic table by Jay Watson

imagine banging someone on that table

imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table

noooooo stop

Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.

What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?

aaaah it was a cool table now it’s a horror/drama story

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my friend is going to give me 5 dollars if i find an episode of Supernatural where no one dies (including Demons, Angels, etc.)

I HAVE DONE IT
I HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE
the episode is Chucks first episode, The Monster at the End of This Book.
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why doesnt this have more notes i made an amazing discovery 

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sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years

this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow

This is really good basic information on SSRIs. To add more specific information on them:

  • For many patients, SSRIs take over a month before the medications start taking effect. This is due to gradual buildup of serotonin effected by the drugs in the brain. However, since serotonin affects many other organ systems, patients often immediately observe side effects (stomach pain being one of the most common). This often means that to accurately assess how well a SSRI works, one would have to take it for at least 3 months and endure any negative side effects.
  • A recent study by Johns Hopkins looked at the relationship between prenatal exposure of SSRIs and offspring with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) and found that SSRIs exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase susceptibility of ASD and DD in male offspring. This is a significant finding in the field as it may dramatically alter the recommendation of SSRIs and other psychiatric medications during pregnancy. This also really, really sucks because there’s very few medications for mental illness that a woman can take during pregnancy, and maternal depression is a serious issue for both the mother and baby.
  • SSRIs carry a black box warning of suicidal ideation. Some patients are so depressed that they do not have the energy to act on suicidal ideation, and sometimes when they take SSRIs, the drug allows them to have enough energy levels to act on their ideation. This requires careful monitoring throughout SSRI use.
  • As the infographic states, there are different SSRIs that work differently for different people. Also at different doses. Figuring out the right medication and dosage is an empirical process, and it can take a while. They are the first line of medication prescribed for depression, and also managing generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and PTSD. However, if SSRIs are not working, there are other classes of antidepressants, such as SNRIs, bupropion, etc.
  • SSRIs are not mood stabilizers, but I’m going to talk about the latter briefly. Sometimes patients come in to be treated for apparent depression, but turn out they were in the depressive stage of bipolar disorder. In that case, taking SSRIs or other conventional antidepressants induces mania in these patients. For those cases, a mood stabilizer (often an anti-epileptic or anti-psychotic) in conjunction with an antidepressant is recommended for treatment of bipolar disorders.
  • In terms of medical dependency, though SSRIs are not addictive, because their mechanism of action is a gradual buildup of serotonin in the brain, stopping SSRI use must be tapered down over the course of months, or else patients may experience withdrawal symptoms.
  • In terms of “numbing,” proper medication of SSRIs is not supposed to make you feel “numb.” If anything, patients on proper antidepressant dosages experience “being more themselves.” However, I’ve seen a couple of cases where patients said they felt their personalities “flatten” with the use of certain antidepressants, and the physician subsequently took the patient off that drug and tried alternate forms of treatment. There’s always a way.

And I think I want to end on this: there is always a way. Depression is hard to diagnose, hard to treat, and hard to talk about. We do not have a miracle drug for depression, but we have a lot of tools that can help. Sometimes you see immediate results. Sometimes it takes a while. Don’t give up. There’s always a way. And ultimately, a holistic approach centering on a patient’s needs with a combination of medical and behavioral therapy (and an attentive physician) leads to the best prognosis for depression.

Hopefully this helps.

Look at all of this useful extra information providing scientific backing for and more in-depth explanations of everything in this powerpoint! Worth reblogging twice for the new commentary alone. 

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When I was 7 there was a group of really mean girls in my class and one day I pulled out my crayons and one of the girls walked up to my desk and looked me in the eye as she snapped my crayons in half 

if i were you i would have sharpened that crayon back, walked up to her, and looked her in the eye as i sliCED HER FUCKING THROAT OPEN WITH IT, I NEEDED A NEW RED ANYWAYS

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