Depression

How to assist someone with depression

I’ve been recovering from depression for over ten years, now. I’ve been to many support groups with other people with depression, so I’ve talked to hundreds of people with depression. If I can summarize what I’ve learned, it’s that people with depression feel a great deal of shame that they don’t match up to other…

How to bring myself to do homework with depression

How can I bring myself to do homework with depression? One of the symptoms strongly associated with depression is the lack of motivation, which deepens the initial condition of depression. To counteract these symptoms on our own, we must act on three levels, through sustained physical activity, socialization and avoiding the mechanisms of depression. Here’s…

Why do I want to be depressed?

JThe key sentence for me in your question is, “I don’t know what will happen to me if I don’t have my depression as such a major factor in my life.” Now, you are entitled to your own choices, and who am I to recommend that you should deny yourself the comfort of your depression?…

Why are there more depressed people in the 21st century …

I wonder if you understand the importance, and complexity, of this question. “Why do people suffering from depression always call their struggle a battle? What are they battling?” Sure, I use those words about depression. “It’s a battle.” I’ve heard them. Read them. Where did it come from? Why do I/we say that? I’ve never…

Why does depression make us wiser?

Why does depression make us wiser? What is with these suggestive questions. Suggestion is that depression makes us wiser. Question is why it does that, without first checking if the suggestion is true. Is the suggestion true? One could assume that at a point while suffering from depression the person will participate in some form…

When is depression considered severe?

When is depression considered severe? Have you ever googled yourself? Run a “deep search” instead.This new search engine reveals so much more. Type in you name, wait 107 seconds, brace yourself.There is no set definition of severe depression. If you are diagnosed with a form of depression, the severity of the condition will be assessed…

What does being depressed feel like?

Depression? How does it feel? How long is a piece of string? It is, I think, impossible to explain in words to anyone who hasn’t experienced it. Fortunately most haven’t, for it isn’t just having a bad day, feeling upset as some thing that’s happened or being sad. Depression is a mind overflowing with though…

Is depression the worst mental illness?

I have to agree with Andi that depression is one of those “invisible illnesses” , because it is unlike other mental illness/conditions. I have a major problem with the after effects of childhood epilepsy and a freak re-occurrence between 1999 and 2007, to which we never got to the bottom of its appearance both infanthood,…