Depression: A practitioner's view

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As part of our stress and mental health awareness series on AccountingWEB, member Sir Digby writes about what it's like to be an accountant while coping with the pressures of depression, and what those affected can do to get help.

When I reflect back on the past seven years of my career, as a sole practitioner, the overriding image is of me sat at my desk piled high with overdue work, desperately avoiding my phone which seemed to ring constantly. 

Despite being aware my personal finances were teetering on the brink of oblivion, I just could not bring myself to get the work done, or...

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to JD
25th Dec 2013 17:25

SSRIs v Natural Elements
Whilst SSRIs are helping you, why not try natural Amino Acids? Our bodies are made up of 22 Amino Acids but the Neuro balance is out of kilter when we are depressed. A simple blood test will tell you which ones you need and you will be amazed at the results. Two clinics have now joined the one that started the IV Aminos protocol in 2012 and another two are starting very soon - why? Because this is a very low cost and highly effective treatment for stress depression addiction and many other neurological imbalance conditions. There is masses of scientifically backed research but the big pharmaceuticals don't want you to know about this simple solution - it's a crime. Look up the trial conducted on 6 Parkinson's sufferers by Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. The results were amazing but very little has been done since. Why? Even your GP will know little about this highly effective treatment. I would not hesitate to try Aminos plus vitamin B12 and D to improve my serotonin and Dopamine levels rather than filling myself full of artificial drugs. One last thing, those who are addicted to SSRIs will find it takes a long time to get off then without Amino Acids - ask any rehab clinic. Do the research and you will soon come to realise there is a far more effective and totally safe way out of depression but do talk to your GP. Good luck.

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11th Dec 2013 09:19

Thank you

A heartfelt thanks for being so open.

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11th Dec 2013 14:19

A huge thank you to Sir Digby

I thought I was suffering alone with this, especially being self-employed and working from home alone with a young child to support for almost 10 years. I finally found an office to share with a friend who I subcontract for and it was the best thing I ever did getting away from working alone. It increased hugely to the work and personal isolation and was a big factor in my own downfall to a severe depressive episode of which only now after a year from my crash is beginning to be bearable. And I'm still struggling to work full-time, normal hours again. A huge thanks for a timely and refreshingly honest article. As it touched so similarly to my own experience, it was very hard to read! Good luck Digby.

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26th Dec 2013 11:31

its very helpful

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05th Jan 2019 10:57

Very nice blog, thanks for sharing this blog... keep it up!

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