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Why is asking for help at best uncomfortable, at worst impossible?

I was hit by a car and severely injured. After 2 yrs I am working again but not at the rate I was. During this time I fell into deep depression and fearful monetary situations. I spent a lot of time hiding in bed hoping to vaporize. I was also afraid of not being able to return to work because of PTSD. I found it impossible to ask for help. I am on the mend but I was wondering why this is. Any ideas?

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    Nov 3 2013: I know only too well that during the times when I get depression, it is something of a paradox that when I feel weak I refuse to ask for help, yet when feeling strong, asking for help is no problem at all.

    Take a look at EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). It is very successful in cases of PTSD, though there is the proviso that the research as to why it works is still a bit sketchy. This may put you off, but I can tell you that I've seen ex-military personnel returning with PTSD have had their lives significantly improved with this therapy. Good description here:

    http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/emdr-what-is-it

    To search for an EMDR practitioner in the US, try this:

    http://www.emdr.com/find-a-clinician.html

    Hope this helps.

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