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Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:30 PM Reply

I have a strange feeling that I may be depressed. I find it hard to focus on things and just feel sad all the time. I have good moments during the day: I laugh, I joke, I talk, but at the end of the day, I just feel so sad. And then suddenly I feel happy and that everything will be okay (so I might be bi-polar too). No I'm not taking any meds, but I also don't know who to talk to. Yeah it may be kind of weird opening up to a bunch of strangers about such a topic but I'm not really looking for advice so much as I am so shared experience and what you did combat it. I'm all ears. Or whatever.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:31 PM Reply

Listen to music that you like. If it sounds different, then you're most likely not depressed, your personality is just changing.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:35 PM Reply

Better get used to it, this is called "life".
You have many decades of this to look forward to.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:36 PM Reply

Yeah, sounds like depression. Just stay positive and see someone about it. I think some of the reason I'm so depressed an anxious is because I gave my self the comfortably of blaming it all on an uncontrollable disorder even if it is the case. Basically, accept that you have depression but not that you can't do anything about it. It's all up to you, Mate. Good luck.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:37 PM Reply

Maybe you're lonely. Hormones are still a mood-swingy factor, too. Be sure you're not surrounding yourself with company that might be dragging you a bit too.

It can be anything...but at the core of it, I recommend meditation. Just chillin', by yourself, no noise, no distraction, and literally making an effort to completely clear your mind. Hit the reset button on things...then, reflect. Identify what you could change or what you can do to improve whatever you need.

Thoughts = Behaviors = Results

You don't like the results, changing behaviors won't do shit...the same thoughts will eventually cause those same behaviors to resurface. Start with how you think. You are the captain of your own ship, and that's really all there is to it.

I wouldn't fret. Everyone gets depressed every once and a while...you did good to vent it out! Now do somethin' about it.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:38 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 08:35 PM, poxpower wrote: Better get used to it, this is called "life".
You have many decades of this to look forward to.

You are the coolest person I know.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:45 PM Reply

Talk about depressing. I've lost my dog, my nan is dying, I'm poor as a fucking cunt, friendless, stuck in a shitty job and I've literally just chipped off some of a tooth filling.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:57 PM Reply

I find being a bit of a depression is not always a bad thing. Sometimes the body simply needs to feel like crap so you can better appreciate the moments when it doesn't. I'm not sure how it feels for you exactly, but I've felt similar. Try Reiki, meditating. Regain the fire you had as a child.

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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:01 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 08:48 PM, abbiegale wrote: Ok, first, don't jump into conclusions. Many people experience emotions that are common in depression, but it doesn't mean that they suffer from it.

When did you first notice those feelings? If you think it's been going on for a while maybe you should seek help. But if it's something relatively new, it might be due to something that has upset you, or something that you have left unresolved and tried to forget about (but the mind never does...).

Well I did just recently kick my roommate out because he was being a douche. So when I come home, I'm in an empty home. My friend just said I may be lonely. I'm also in a long distance relationship and I want to talk to him but he has his own priorities so I don't want to come off as clingy, which was another turbulent time in and of itself.

And then suddenly I feel happy and that everything will be okay
Hope is a good sign; also, check out how you feel while doing things that usually make you happy - if you seem to have lost interest in them, you should be alerted.

You didn't say much, so that's all I can say for now.

Well that's really all there is. Thank you for your time.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:13 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 08:30 PM, ZeldaFreak701 wrote: I have a strange feeling that I may be depressed.

Try heroin.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:23 PM Reply

If you want to solve depression, fix the problems that cause it.
If you're honest with yourself, you'll know what makes you upset about life. Fix those things.

No roomie? Well get a new one.

None of what you're feeling is anything but temporary it seems. Some people live with depression all their lives because of things they cannot change. You're not in that situation, you're just down because things in your life aren't perfect.

Well. Tough shit. That's every day of most people's lives beyond the 20s.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:31 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 09:23 PM, poxpower wrote: If you want to solve depression, fix the problems that cause it.
If you're honest with yourself, you'll know what makes you upset about life. Fix those things.

In the mean time do find things you like to do. I have found getting into my hobbies and working on projects to keep focused helps. Its also helpful to have people to hang out with.

If things do get severe, do talk to someone. I fully admit I have been depressed to a dangerous point. Even if it is just reaching out to a buddy or a family member do what you need to so you can feel better.

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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:36 PM Reply

You have mommy issues.

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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:39 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 09:23 PM, poxpower wrote: If you want to solve depression, fix the problems that cause it.
If you're honest with yourself, you'll know what makes you upset about life. Fix those things.

No roomie? Well get a new one.

None of what you're feeling is anything but temporary it seems. Some people live with depression all their lives because of things they cannot change. You're not in that situation, you're just down because things in your life aren't perfect.

Well. Tough shit. That's every day of most people's lives beyond the 20s.

What worthless advise. Does depression mean not considering the obvious to you? Yep, keep going around patronising people. That's the way to go. You can obviously handle yourself so if you have no history of depression what advice can you offer? Besides stupid sound bytes of useless information?


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:41 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 09:39 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
if you have no history of depression what advice can you offer?

If I have no history of depression, of course.


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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:46 PM Reply

Usually you just have to deal with it and cope. Wouldn't hurt to use it as an opportunity to reflect on yourself and your problems and how to make it better.

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Response to Depression Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 10:47 PM Reply

I heard yoga helps.

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 12:29 AM Reply

Let's fuck

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 12:36 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 08:57 PM, Icefrostfur wrote: Try Reiki

lmao

also are you guys really normalizing depression?

y'all are some miserable fucks


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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 11:41 AM Reply

Looks like you have a case of being a woman.


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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 01:10 PM Reply

Ahh its okay I fall into depression stages late at night but thats mostly because I dont have anything to do at that hour and I can't sleep just force yourself to sleep and you'll be fine. Or not.


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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 01:55 PM Reply

come in contact with your spirit totem. my spirit totem is the grizzly bear, it gives me the power of grizzly. everything is better if you're in touch with your body and soul

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 04:14 PM Reply

At 1/15/13 01:55 PM, supergandhi64 wrote: come in contact with your spirit totem. my spirit totem is the grizzly bear, it gives me the power of grizzly. everything is better if you're in touch with your body and soul

--supergandhi64

I don't see how supergandhi is a devote "hindu" because spirit totems are not part of any of the main schools of thought in hinduism. You almost fooled me until i finally raed the comment about how your name has 64 in it and yet you criticize videogames. Also you're claiming to be better than gandhi? Who does supergandhi64?

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 04:18 PM Reply

You need to self medicate my friend

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 04:22 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 08:45 PM, Gagsy wrote: I'm poor as a fucking cunt

What?
:stuck in a shitty job
I remember you being very excited about this in chat...


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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 04:35 PM Reply

What ever you do, don't try Cymbalta


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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 05:04 PM Reply

Only idiots are happy all the time.

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 05:21 PM Reply

You should see a therapist, rather than trying to self-diagnose with or without help from the internet.
Chances are you find something in this thread to compliment a pre-determined thought resulting in confirmation-bias.

If you can't for economical reasons, I'm sure there are support groups. Otherwise, seek professional help.

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Response to Depression Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 05:58 PM Reply

If the depression isn't brought by anything you know of then its more than likely because of hormones.