Re: Depression from Injury
That's an irrational belief, it's not based on reality.
This injury has ruined my life.
Life's a pretty big thing, I seriously doubt there's any one event that could ruin an entire life.
Cognitive distortions are thoughts that cognitive therapists believe cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately. These thinking patterns often are said to reinforce negative thoughts or emotions. Cognitive distortions tend to interfere with the way a person perceives an event
Identifying Irrational Thoughts
By Sherrie Mcgregor, Ph.D
Problematic thought styles include:
Catastrophizing. Seeing only the worst possible outcome in everything. For example, your child might think that because he failed his algebra test he will get an F for the semester, everyone will know he’s stupid, the teacher will hate him, you will ground him, and moreover, he’ll never get into college, and on and on. No matter what soothing words or solutions you try to apply, he’ll insist that there’s no remedy.
You're overwhelmed by pain, the knowledge you've gained is yours for life, you could never lose it nor will it ever become useless.
i can barley feed myself and all the knowledge i have aquired is useless now due to my injury. I feel so alone and useless. I can barley tie my own shoes.
Look at Chris Reeves, that guy was the example of how to deal with a serious injury - he never once surrendered to his disability.
Life is a series of events, it's never constant.
It's the capacity to overcome the obstacles and focus on successes that will determine the quality of your life.
Your body has a natural way of adjusting to pain and immobility, you will heal naturally in time.
Within five years your pain will subside and you will regain some or most of your mobility.
As long as you respect your limitations, you should be able to function and have a normal life.
For right now, stay strong and ride this out – don't let this beat you down mentally.
Tell your doctor about your feelings and ask for help if you are overwhelmed and can't take control alone.
You will heal, things will get better and life will go on even though you may not realize it at this time – stay strong.
Keep Up The fight!
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