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13. October, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|No comments

The most important thing about relapsing is not to beat yourself up about it.  Try to learn from it to be able to move on and hopefully stop it from happening again.

There are usually early warning signs such as:

  • Poor self care, concentration and motivation;
  • Social withdrawal;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Excessive sleep and lethargy;
  • Mood swings;
  • Headaches;
  • Increase in alcohol intake to self medicate.

And possible relapse triggers are:

  • Difficulties in relationships;
  • Housing situation unsettled;
  • Loss of social support.

By being aware of these signs and triggers, relapse can be prevented in consultation with your GP.  Any medication such as antidepressants can be reviewed and monitored.  And matters such as relationship difficulties can be talked through in counselling or with those who are supporting you.

 

 

The views here are the author’s and are intended for general guidance only