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I was never a fan of Elvis, too mainstream for me Some of his early "rockabilly"was OK, and having lived in the era his song "In The Ghetto" is very moving. I'm one of the unfortunate who live with Clinical Depression. Luckily I can manage without meds thanks to a superb Therapist who I saw weekly for two years; Sandy taught me what to lookout for and how to deal with it when it happens, but it's always a rough time till the episode fades away. Currently in the middle of another deep episode I figured I'd share my theme song with you...
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In my case, OCD has caused depression to be the least of my worries as far as mental issues go... I really should be medicated for it, but meds in general aren't cheap and when you come from a family with a history of drug addiction it kinda becomes less of an option. At least my Tourette syndrome doesn't become an issue until someone picks up on it and I have to explain myself, or I have to make precise repairs on computer equipment and my hands act like they've been injected with Novocaine
When I'm not at work, talking to my therapist (a fantastic man, been talking to him for a little over four years now) or generally out and about I'm usually listening to music at home, it's essentially the second most therapeutic for me behind literal therapy. A durable pair of headphones is a necessity for me to get through the day, in my case Howard Leight shooting earmuffs with 3.5mm audio support. If it's not Lynyrd Skynyrd or Elvis (the runners up in my fav. artists of all time are Kansas, Björk and Green Day) it's usually a song that my mind has nonsensically associated with a seemingly random tornado event.