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    The admin and mod team would not recommend the use of alcohol as a distraction as it is a depressant and rather than distracting may actually make the situation worse.

    As to pornography if it works for you that's fine but for many of us it would not be a viable choice.

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    To be honest, my depression has completely trashed my libido, so porn wouldn't work for me. I've also learned the hard way to stay away from booze when depressed.

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    Pron has been know to actually do more harm then good . has a subconscious trait to cause patholgical changes....... as for alcohol it a depression would not do it.

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    Porn... Needs must when the devil drives LF
    Not obsessed with it but for me it is an option.
    Booze has never done anything for me, I honestly can't see what people see in it. No accounting for taste though.
    Challenges:
    1. Social Anxiety all my life.
    2. Meniere's Disease for 9 years.
    3. Extra anxiety and depression for 5 years.

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    I think porn is really very like alcohol. The odd amount enjoyed responsibly isn't an issue, if you want to that is (nothing wrong with being teetotal either!) but becoming dependant on it or addicted to it, or allowing it to desensitise you to the real world, that's when it's dangerous. As such I wouldn't recommend it as a "go-to" distraction in relation to depression, as using it while in a vulnerable state of mind is going to increase the negative effects.

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    I sometimes wonder if people who write in these forums understand depression or are suffering from it. When I get depressed my only though is to try something that will stop me harming myself in the next 30 seconds... the long term effects are not at all relevant! Because when I am depressed there is no long term! I would be happy to be an addict - rather that than depressed, angry & likely to use self harm as a distraction method (although sometimes I have no choice!)

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    Sidney, everyone here has their own experience of depression, either their own or that of a loved one. I do understand the urge for short-term relief from the depression, but the only way to truly combat it is to FORCE yourself to realise the longterm does exist, and to work for it.

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    My Apologies to anyone offended - Thinking about "the long term", makes me want to vomit (literally) - so I don't. I'm not at the stage where I want to consider that possibility yet - I can only see a future of old age, homelessness & starvation (hopefully hyperthermia before that).

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    How long have you been suffering mental health issues Sidney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidney View Post
    My Apologies to anyone offended - Thinking about "the long term", makes me want to vomit (literally) - so I don't. I'm not at the stage where I want to consider that possibility yet - I can only see a future of old age, homelessness & starvation (hopefully hyperthermia before that).
    I wasn't offended love, sorry if it sounded that way. I just wanted to reassure you that the people here really do understand! I really think some form of CBT might help you, as the only way to get out of this hole is going to be replacing those negative images of the future with positive ones, to make yourself *want* to get there.

    (hug)

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