Depression is a bitch, isn't it? But it doesn't have to be. Usually depression will control your daily habits, and how you chose to live your life; despite if you want it to be the way it is or not.
It doesn't have to be that way, I am here for any depression related issues, and to give you the best advice I can.
Good - Glad to see you here My psychologist took my hub on depression to her clients - it has typos too so that was embarrassing - but - the message is o.k I guess - depression is a worldwide sad thing that creeps in on ya before you know it ..........it's got ya
You know what is a shame: is when people don't know they are suffering from depression. They know something is wrong but they don't know the symptoms of depression. Maybe if you give the symptoms then someone taking a look might say, "Hey, that's me." And then you could help them better. [Just a suggestion]
Write a Hub on it would be fantastic too.
By the way I'm not suffering from it but I have gone through it and I didn't know at the time that I was suffering from depression and that's why I said what I said lol.
Everyone has to start from somewhere right?!
I'm sure you can help a lot of people. Even telling your own story.
I think I may be going through it - my psychologist dosn't really say what I got - she just listens - she says I have been traumatized - guess that could cause depression - not sure - don't ask - just glad to have her cause whatever it is she is doing - it's working for me and for my children
There are concepts and theories of how to define "depression" but really what I think it is, is a state of mind that isn't healthy, weather it's trauma, how you live your life, and letting certain emotions take control over you...the list goes on. My father can act very optimistic, but also very aggressive at times. I feel as though he classifies as being "clinically depressed" and he doesn't know it.
Some people don't know it, some people have chemical imbalances, or maybe the person "depressed" is dealing with a lot in their lives that is causing sadness. There are endless scenerios. But if your mental stage is unhealthy and hurting either yourself or the ones around you, it's time to objectively talk to a therapist, and do some soul searching. How we chose to deal with our "problems" is where to start. Examine behavior and feelings, and take one step at a time to try and figure out how to fix what is causing "depression". One can't always do it on their own, and to find help can be a challenge, but it's out there. I am
I've suffered depression and anxiety my whole life. I can never seem to get where I want to be or even where I need to be. I get lonely yet cannot cope to be around people for longer than 2 hours at a time. I'm easily irritated and I love to spend hours doing my hobbies. Little things bother me and I constantly worry about money and children and my weight and what to do in the future to try get to the top. I can't stop cleaning and am always sick with a cough no matter what I do. But I keep trying and trying and praying that one day life shall deliver and the smile of success will be upon my face. I guess you never know what is around the corner!
Depression and anxiety are bitches, aren't they? Have you been treated/take any medication/see a therapist? Sometimes, it may help, sometimes doctors just prescribe you meds because it's an easy way out. But it may help to do some research if you haven't already.
Do you consider yourself anti-social? That too can be a part of depression. I for one am dependent on people and not so much myself. It's good to have a balance. If you have a few good friends to spend time with/do hobbies with (maybe yours) that's a good thing, or perhaps family if that makes you feel more comfortable. If you feel as though being social can be very difficult for you and you feel it's a problem, I would examine your feelings you have when you are around them, and figure out how to calm those feelings/fears.
You also seem to show signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which is very common in depression. If you spend a lot of time by yourself, it's not surprising that you are constantly worried about the certain issues you have mentioned. We all can worry, but to some extent we can only do so much and let the rest be. Weight--if we were all the perfect weight it would be a dull world. I personally believe that being overweight isn't a problem unless it TRULY affects your physical health.Exercise is something a lot of people will neglect as they get older, but once you get into it, your body will produce a lot of endorphins which are good for your brain chemistry and obviously your physical health. Do you eat right? Three meals a day? Do you take care of your body? Do what's right over your body, but do not obsess, because the secret to a perfect body is to accept yourself as you are. Money, is always an issue, but as long as you budget your spendings and work hard for it, that's all that matters. We all could use a little more money, and bills add up yada yada, in this economy, this country is in a depression, but to overly worry never does any harm. Just do the best you can do.
Trying and trying and praying that one day life will deliver? The real question is, what is it you really want to be doing? Not "should" be doing, or procrastinating what you feel you NEED to do...but what your true life goals are. I would write a list or keep a journal, with one list being your personal goals-short term and long term; interests and hobbies you have, and interests and hobbies you would like to have; and on a separate page, address some issues that contribute to your depression, or a few, and try and analyze them, or have some help you with coping skills. A lot of depression involves changing life habits, if you want a better life, you have to make the first step, which can be hard, but it gets easier as you keep going if you keep the faith
If you have any other issues I could further try and help you with, I am here. I hope I helped in a broad sense.
aha.. I am seeking help too.. for not being able to concentrate on things anymore I get this voice from inside that says "dont dont dont" whenever I think "ok lets work" and I wont work and so pointless stupid things.
Depression and substance abuse has strong representation in my family. I can sometimes feel it tug at me, but I've never let it take me very far down the road,
You probably know this already but some may not: forcing yourself to smile can actually make you happier. No, it's not a cure for depression, but it can give you a little extra edge when you need it.
Physical exercise can drive the blues out along with the sweat. Again, not a cure, just another little boost.
Being with friends and loved ones is the best gift you can ever have, depressed or not. Failing that, just being with other people is better than being alone.
I know that sometimes nothing works. I've seen that in my own family and I so want to help them, to bring them peace, but I can't. Depression can be very, very difficult.
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