My hypothesis is individuals with early onset will cope with the disorder better than late onset because they have had time to manage it. My question to you are;
1. what do you think about my hypothesis, what would your hypothesis be and why?
2. have you heard or came across any particular study or assessment stating any major difference
3. overall opinion
I am not clear as to what would constitute "early". How every i believe that this condition needs to be recognized By the individual and the support network of family and friends. Isolation is the worst thing that these folks can encounter. If think of this as i would any maintenance process, brushing your teeth, changing a habitual behavior or grooming one's self must be understood as a continuing process of change.
The better the relationship between the body and the spirit the less access the " blues" has to occupy the attention. Often this state of Dysthymia, is an indication that the body and sprit are not aligned. When this imbalance begins people typically look outside them selves for the solution for emptiness that is created by this split. This void cannot be filled with material possessions, drugs, sex, drinking or risk taking behaviors, although media and the free market system would love to sell you things that only add to the problem.
Solution, meditation/prayer- methods of getting the body inlined with the spirit; exercise-attunte the body to the nature of it purpose to be the housing for the spirit. Do, be with other people, communicate, take a class, create and share ideas with others; repeat.....daily
Just some of my thoughts
Andre's purpose is to reconnect people to their Dignity and Honor in Being Human.