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Do you think that all of the people with "depression" are truly ill? Or are some of them "faking"?


Do you think that depressed people need the help of a physician and/or medication? Or do they simply need to change the circumstances that may be causing, or at least contributing to, their depression?

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ME Whelan (WordCrafter09) says

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21 months ago
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    Lela (Austinstar) 21 months ago

    I completely agree. Depression is not something one fakes. They might fake an occassional headache, but never the crippling pain of depression.

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Sherry Hewins says

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21 months ago
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21 months ago
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    ME Whelan (WordCrafter09) 21 months ago

    "Judging" "what THEY think" is very risky. There are non-copers and not-organized but there are also those dealing with things that someone else doesn't have a clue about. I think "lazy" is pretty rare and "screwed up" is often very inaccurate.


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Lela (Austinstar) says

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21 months ago
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    Sandi Kroeger 21 months ago

    You jump to conclusions Austinstar and I'm not being cruel. Someone very close to me suffers from significant depression and I know it's very real. My question was asking about whether some people might fake it simply to get attention or sympathy.


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21 months ago
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    Lois Ryan (LoisRyan13903) 21 months ago

    And I don't people who have it are faking it. Maybe they have something similar and are confusing it. Something like my strepression. Where my stress leads to depression