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1. Hello Kati! What is atypical depression and how is it different from other types of depression?2. #katifaq kati! They are thinking of stopping all my medication to see how my body will react for a while without them. What do you think? I’m a bit concerned. Wouldn’t I withdraw or something?3. #KatiFAQ I was told by a psychiatrist that DBT can actually be harmful for a person with autism spectrum disorder and make the self harm worse. What do you think about that? Is it true? (They used to say I had borderline as well as ASD, and I asked about DBT as treatment for BPD, but was denied because of the ASD and then all of a sudden I no longer have BPD)
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  1. Roxana Lupu says

    I just don t know who i am anymore

  2. ExRep Fiddlero says

    What is with the absolutely psycho republican ads at the beginning??

  3. M F says

    there is no test or scientific proof that there such thing as a chemical imbalance in the brain.. for any reason..

  4. Galliano Marr says

    Is prozac an adequat medication if you suffer from atypical depression?

  5. WTF how bizarre says

    i was actually diagnosed with atypical depression.. i've also been diagnosed with Major depression . Several years ago.
    i have been on antidepressants. They don't work out so well for me. They just make it worse.
    it took 2.5 years to get over withdrawl from medication.
    All psychotropics show signs of mitochondria toxicity. Google it please. it would be nice if i there was a Clinic with CBT.

  6. Renee Chen says

    I asked if i could stop taking antidepressants because of some side effect that had adverse effects on my intimate relationship(sorry, so mouthy lol). my doc thought my symptoms had become manageable so she approved then she saw me for two more months and she said I could graduate from her clinic for now and whenever I feel that another crisis is arising I can always go to her again. I stopped taking antidepressants without a worry but with peace.

  7. Renee Chen says

    im gonna use tumbler just for you

  8. Sydney Guthrie McQueary says

    I can't tell if I'm depressed or just moody and sad

  9. Nora Ann says

    I loved his timekeeper book

  10. Captain Liberator says

    You bowl? Cool!

  11. Jessica Hill says

    MAOI’s have been the best treatment for my atypical depression. Those and medications for ADHD (the amphetamine family). Doctors have been afraid to prescribe these. It takes a lot of self advocacy.

  12. Paula Power says

    Looking at the signs and symptoms of regular depression, and atypical depression, is it 'normal' to suffer periods of both, alternating?

  13. Annie Jensen says

    Where did you get that awesome piece of art?

  14. Angiroo !! says

    I love your personality! I’m a psych student and have learned so much from your videos.

  15. Buffy Geek says

    I'm in my 40's. For 20 years, I thought I had BPD. It's only in the last year that I've considered ASD. In my 20's I first started DBT. It took me a while to understand it, but once I did, it was helpful to know.

  16. theR0nin says

    Did you realize, on the DBT question, that you defined all the acronyms you used except for DBT? Oops! 😛

    I'm guessing it's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (in case anyone else isn't sure).

  17. Stefania Mirri says

    so I am atypical? EVEN IN THIS!!!Ohhh GOSH!!!!! lololol..ok ok..pass me the ice cream please, i will add just some biscuits :PPP!!!

  18. Michelle ShellBelle says

    Do you have one about atypical PTSD?

  19. Simply Holistic says

    im not sure if you answer questions from the comments section but my depression is majorly chemical unbalanced based- meaning i can actually feel happy and content but i feel this weird sensation in my brain and i always feel the need to change it. any kind of substance helps me to switch back to normal like a beer and weed even though its not healthy at all.

    basically, i need help in dealing with my imbalance directly, you talked a little bit about it in this video but some more info would be super helpful. i hope that makes sense.

    i love your videos!!

  20. cookerham says

    what is tyrannical repression

  21. Bro0ke_ Lyn says

    I think I have depression. My parents just separated and I’m about to go into high school. My anxiety has gotten worse too. Since the end of June I have just been feeling to hopeless about everything. Everything in my life has gotten so messed up. Most days for the past couple weeks I have stayed awake until 4am and then slept until 1-2pm. I will lay in bed for hours before getting up. I don’t eat breakfast or lunch and I eat dinner when my dad comes home from work. I’ve lost a couple pounds. I can’t tell my parent anything because I don’t want to make them sad or sway their choice on getting divorced. I’ve completely stopped reading which is something I loved and I have no energy for anything. I’m so tired of everything.

  22. Talia Ronen says

    I've been binge watching your videos because they all look so interesting and are fun to watch then i realised i may as well subscribe before watching them all 😂 I'm addicted help

  23. little fluffs says

    Do you still support ABA? How did you do it? I think it's a dangerous "therapy" and it's quite upsetting to know you did that. Why?

  24. -Parachutes- says

    Thank you for this video. People who know that I have depression advise me to go out and get some fresh air to maybe temporarily deal with it but even that feels like the hardest task so I don’t want to leave my house. I was scared that it was something physical causing these symptoms rather than depression because although I’ve always been depressed, i’ve been experiencing these exact symptoms so I wasn’t really sure, and I don’t think I still am but this video encouraged me to ask for help, so thank you again!

  25. Bipolartorecovery says

    Badass!!! I was on the hunt for a good therapy for my new diagnosis of ASD since talk therapy doesn't do squat. Ur awesome!!!

  26. Mollie Burd says

    Katie, you are waaaaay too peppy to listen to when suffering depression. Sorry, but take it down a couple of notches!!!

  27. 12345 678910 says

    yoga poses?nice to know that you dont prescibe

  28. Bren Lindemann says

    I understand that you did it a long time ago and I don't know what your current views are on it, but please please please do not support ABA. ABA is abusive and not necessary. I'm going to link a few first person accounts from autistic individuals who went through ABA when they were younger as well as some other resources to show the trauma that they went through to try to explain why it is harmful

  29. The Wacko Green Alien 1212 says

    As far as I know I dont have BPD but I have have anxiety, depression and Im being assessed for autism and Im doing DBT and on a waiting list for DBT group. Why wouls they have suggested I do DBT appart from dealing with self harm urges?

  30. TheShamefulNarcissist says

    That’s interesting. The atypical describes me much more. I go between sleeping a lot to insomnia (or not being able to sleep at night), eating too much and then too little (I also had an ED when I was younger that evolved). You’re right though. It manifests differently in everyone.

  31. un2mensch says

    I had a 6-8 month crash last year, and it was a very strange low because it caused me to have an area of muscle tension & twitching that slowly moved around my face over the months. The intensity of the sensation would vary in time with those "waves" of depression that you can almost feel flood into the room, and weigh you down, and deaden the air.

    Would be interesting to know what sort of physical sensations other people get when they're bouncing off rock-bottom? (I'm doing pretty well this year, don't worry)

  32. Jessica Melvin says

    Tuesdays with maury was very good

  33. Sabrina Alvarado says

    Atypical depression can also be better treated through…you guessed it! Atypical antidepressants! I found SSRIs did nothing for me or made it worse. Taking buproprion (an atypical antidepressant) has changed my life.

    When talking about atypical depression, I really relate to it. I found people often didn't know I was depressed because of my symptoms being so atypical, but fortunately I was still able to get treatment. My jaw dropped when you discussed the sensation of weightedness. I used to dream every night that I was walking through invisible molasses, and the first sign of my depression is moving physically slowly. Great video, love your channel.

  34. Rak Nay says

    I didn't feel sadness, nobody thinks that I could have depression because of my lack of sadness.
    But also did not think in the lack of happiness, my great symptom was the lack of vitality with fatigue.
    That I thought was everything, except depression.
    To get worst I eat bad and every doctor thought was just anemia and lack of vitamins.

  35. LayLay Tiongco says

    Hi Kati. I find your videos informative and educational. I like watching them. Anyway, I’m gonna go off track here a bit but I think you look like that Actress, Nicole Sullivan. Well, take care and have a great day.

  36. Julieann says

    Chemical imbalance is just a theory. It has never been proven.

  37. Fubie says

    ABA is abusive and the survivors usually have ptsd, but at least now people know to take you with a grain os salt on the topic of autism

  38. BloxDaHero says

    Smiling depression and atypical kinda a mix for me I feel stressed and I hate when I can’t do my best when I think of things like why can’t I do this right anymore what’s wrong with me I have a nervous breakdown

  39. WrathOfHanha says

    ABA is really similar to gay conversion therapy. It doesn't make the person less autistic, it just makes them look more neurotypical at the cost of being able to self-regulate in ways that make sense for them, which may not be as aesthetically pleasing to their caregivers, teachers, or whomever. It holds children to a behavioral standard that most adults don't even follow.

  40. Happy go lucky says

    Hey quick question, at 18 i was diognosed with bpd, i did cbt for 3 weeks before i realised i didnt feel i belonged there and the people there needed it more than I. Im now 22 and a few weeks ago i was cleared for having bdp (so i was miss diognosed)
    So now they say i have RAD..
    i was going threw a heavy depression early/mid last year and they put me on 30mg of cymbolta. It was a mirical drug at the time, the day after i started on it my depression went completely! And now i find its not working so they added olanzapine. Wich was good for like 2 weeks. So i stopped taking cymbolta and i feel better, more stable less hypo. But still on 10/20 mg of olanza
    My question is, with rad can it show its self similar to bipolar? Because when i was mis diognosed with bpd i have a suspision i had bipolar but my moods are too frequently unstable for bp.. plus im like really sensitive to meds. They just stop working and make me worse over time.. would appreciate some input as im too worried to talk about it with my p doc

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