I have just been diagnosed with depression, I also have anxiety and panic attacks, I think I have been fighting it for years. My mother used to have depression and I just wondered if it were hereditary?
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You are right in the deduction that something else has been the trigger - definitely stress, I am keeping very busy - my house has never been so clean though I worry about going out and meeting people who will ask me how I am...
Leni, you need to talk to someone who can help. Not many people can bring themselves out of depression without support. Start jogging or walking. Get some fresh air and tell yourself and others that you are great. Email me if you need support.
Thank you Cardisa - I am talking things over with my doctor and starting therapy ...
Thank you for your answer I don't think it is gallbladder - I am getting a lot of support. I am off work with stress so that is definitely the onset of it all - my stress has been building over two or three years.
Hi sweet Leni! I believe what you are saying is real and I do believe it is hereditary. I didn't mean to imply that you weren't diagnosed correctly. I meant that sometimes drs quickly pass off actual medical problems with anxiety. Take care :)
Thank you I will give it a try.
As someone who had suffered for years, I don't agree that you can "pick up depression as a habit". It doesn't work that way. Depression is a mental illness which is triggered by different life changing elements such as stress, grief, trauma etc..
I have worried for years about going down the same path as my mother - I have fought it every step of the way unfortunately I have had a particularly stressful time at work over last two or three years and let my guard slip. Stress triggered it.
Life is pretty tough at the moment, work became very stressful and 'Dad's dementia is getting worse, and I have never felt so tired...but it got me thinking about my mum - she has had depression for as long as I can remember - it made me wonder....