Retreating to the Bed During Depression

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The desire to set up camp in your bed often goes along with depression.

Some people wonder if they are depressed or if they have an actual “disorder” of depression. A disorder is just what it sounds like. Your life has become disorderly…unmanageable.

You want to do things like set up camp in the bed.  and only come out of bed for necessities. The bed is familiar thus the brain perceives it as safe.

Your brain wants to keep you safe. Your subconscious brain leads you away from anything it associates with pain or danger. This could be any kind of danger incuding emotional trauma.

If you have mental illness then there are some things that are a threat to you but would not be a threat to other people. For example, if you have a severe anxiety disorder, depression or PTSD then going out to the mall can be…

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  1. emmagc75
    Mar 19, 2016 @ 20:30:26

    It helps me. Fortunately, now it’s usually for a day or less. But at times when my meds stopped working or my Mom died, it has definitely been for longer. My H understands n is luckily very supportive. I say whatever works best for you 🙂

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