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Question for depression sufferees

 
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Question for depression sufferees
Ive recently come to grips that Ive lived my life in a fog of depression. I'm a total failure and I accept that. Dr wants to start me on anti-depressants but I hate all the side-effects.

So my question is are people depressed because our lives suck or does our life suck because were depressed??
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Re: Question for depression sufferees
our life sucks beacause we see it that way, dont forget its all an illusion its all inside your head .....yoda
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our life sucks beacause we see it that way, dont forget its all an illusion its all inside your head .....yoda
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bump for truth.
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Re: Question for depression sufferees
Life doesn't suck. But the circumstances do.
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Re: Question for depression sufferees
I can't help you-only you can.

I've been down this road and medication is the worst choice.

Happiness comes from within.

Get healthy ,get fit ,get active, get interested,get involved and............

Get happy god dammit!
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As a person who suffers from mild depression myself, your description of fog is entirely accurate. The cause is myself because I choose to go down roads in my mind that make depressed because I'm looking for answers to questions that don't matter.
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our life sucks beacause we see it that way, dont forget its all an illusion its all inside your head .....yoda
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yoda
Let me let you in on a little secrete of mine, as far as god goes I don't believe in your kind- I think we all god just gotter look deeper inside, that's probably what your bible means by you seek and you find.
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Re: Question for depression sufferees
Depression sucks. I find myself hanging by a thread most days.
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If the doctor wants to prescribe pills to you and leave the treatment at that, it's a no go. Pills dull the pain of depression and give you a better chance to sort out your mind and life, but as a stand-alone solution they're useless. Request cognitive therapy to go along with the drugs. It's fast, it's relatively easy and it doesn't get bogged down in stupid classical psychoanalysis of sexual dysfunction or childhood grudges against parents.

Don't focus on the past or future. Focus on present.

Note that there is a difference between thinking that you are a total failure and being a total failure. Accept that a part of you is thinking that you are a total failure, but don't accept it as an objective fact.

Us who are suffering from depression tend to get caught in vicious feedback loops of negative thinking. Learn to recognize such thoughts, acknowledge them (fighting them makes them only stronger) and let them pass through you and disappear. Learn how to think of symbolic representations for your fears, anger and sense of worthlessness and imagine how the symbols blown to bits in the sky, get crushed to nothingness or simply disappear (whatever works for you).

Life is life. It often sucks badly but ultimately it's up to you how you want to see it. I've been to the abyss of psychotic depression where you stop feeling anything. It is pure hell. Now I appreciate even the sucky and painful bits of life, because I'm glad I can feel it.
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Anti depressants suck and will not fix you don't believe the big pharma lies.
My therapist has wanted to put me on them for ages and I will not take the shit.
I think unless you are about to hang yourself the risk outweighs the benefits.
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And also depression, is merely living in reality.
The happy fakeness is not REAL.
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And also depression, is merely living in reality.
The happy fakeness is not REAL.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28378701


I agree 100%. The fake happy "life is beautiful" crap is annoying. If you live in reality you have no other choice but to be depressed lol.
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And also depression, is merely living in reality.
The happy fakeness is not REAL.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28378701


I agree 100%. The fake happy "life is beautiful" crap is annoying. If you live in reality you have no other choice but to be depressed lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


Wrong, when you start making the most of the darkest parts of life- because reality is depressing you will find happiness- You jut need to realise when its actually getting you out of your cycle and moving you forward instead of just falling back on your failsafe when something untowards pops up- whether you realise it or not. I would say yours is acknowledging the 'depressive' roads your mind takes you down as fact. If that were my mind I would be wondering why I am always drawn back to the same point..
Let me let you in on a little secrete of mine, as far as god goes I don't believe in your kind- I think we all god just gotter look deeper inside, that's probably what your bible means by you seek and you find.
L | b e R T a R | a N ???

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And also depression, is merely living in reality.
The happy fakeness is not REAL.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28378701


I agree 100%. The fake happy "life is beautiful" crap is annoying. If you live in reality you have no other choice but to be depressed lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


Wrong, when you start making the most of the darkest parts of life- because reality is depressing you will find happiness- You jut need to realise when its actually getting you out of your cycle and moving you forward instead of just falling back on your failsafe when something untowards pops up- whether you realise it or not. I would say yours is acknowledging the 'depressive' roads your mind takes you down as fact. If that were my mind I would be wondering why I am always drawn back to the same point..
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My depressing point always comes back to Free Will. If we don't have it, there's no point in life. If we do, then we should make what we can. I was making a joke lol.
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my depression started 12 years ago, when i started dating that girl...... wish i stayed in my tent in desert and never came to the city.
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And also depression, is merely living in reality.
The happy fakeness is not REAL.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28378701


I agree 100%. The fake happy "life is beautiful" crap is annoying. If you live in reality you have no other choice but to be depressed lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


Wrong, when you start making the most of the darkest parts of life- because reality is depressing you will find happiness- You jut need to realise when its actually getting you out of your cycle and moving you forward instead of just falling back on your failsafe when something untowards pops up- whether you realise it or not. I would say yours is acknowledging the 'depressive' roads your mind takes you down as fact. If that were my mind I would be wondering why I am always drawn back to the same point..
 Quoting: DMTHC


My depressing point always comes back to Free Will. If we don't have it, there's no point in life. If we do, then we should make what we can. I was making a joke lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


I probably responded to strong sorry hf
Let me let you in on a little secrete of mine, as far as god goes I don't believe in your kind- I think we all god just gotter look deeper inside, that's probably what your bible means by you seek and you find.
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Re: Question for depression sufferees
I think depression is because life sucks.

Cannabidiol might be able to help...or weed.
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I agree 100%. The fake happy "life is beautiful" crap is annoying. If you live in reality you have no other choice but to be depressed lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


Wrong, when you start making the most of the darkest parts of life- because reality is depressing you will find happiness- You jut need to realise when its actually getting you out of your cycle and moving you forward instead of just falling back on your failsafe when something untowards pops up- whether you realise it or not. I would say yours is acknowledging the 'depressive' roads your mind takes you down as fact. If that were my mind I would be wondering why I am always drawn back to the same point..
 Quoting: DMTHC


My depressing point always comes back to Free Will. If we don't have it, there's no point in life. If we do, then we should make what we can. I was making a joke lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


I probably responded to strong sorry hf
 Quoting: DMTHC


No I know, I was just saying that I agree that there are points in a mind you shouldn't go back to.
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And also depression, is merely living in reality.
The happy fakeness is not REAL.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28378701


I agree 100%. The fake happy "life is beautiful" crap is annoying. If you live in reality you have no other choice but to be depressed lol.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???


I used to think like that, but now I find that attitude somewhat smug. Depression is nothing to be proud of. Feeling crappy all day long doesn't make you a better person or grant you deeper insights into reality. Viewing everything as dark and gloomy is just as unbalanced as living a life where everything is absolutely fabulous and positive.

It's not a choice between two extremes. Sorting out your depression doesn't mean that you'll have to turn into a love-and-sunshine person. There is a middle-ground, you know?

During my long recovery from major depressive disorder (including the psychotic breakdown) I found a balance. I'll never be happy-go-lucky kind of a guy and I'm not going to pretend to be one. I'm more introverted, moody and even depressed than the average population, but at least now I can function and occasionally even find and accept pleasure in being alive.
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My depressing point always comes back to Free Will. If we don't have it, there's no point in life.
 Quoting: L | b e R T a R | a N ???

I don't buy into that. I don't think there is any point in life, but it doesn't make me sad or depressed. We are free to scrawl our own little design on this blank world, and when we die it's all over and we don't have to care about anything anymore. To me it's a comforting thought.
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Once I realized life is meaningless.

When the facades of joy in my head manifested into bitter cold loneliness.

When I gave away my last strength in hope of finding purpose, to at least help at making someone else happy only to be used and thrown to the gutter.

When I found my body, soul, and mind defective and thus not worth persevering.

I realized that I could find false joy in chemicals.

When they are gone I am a lifeless shell. When they are there I can fool myself into beliving I am more than that.

Yes there is a chemical imbalance.

People who are depressed are the most in tune with reality.
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Once I realized life is meaningless.

When the facades of joy in my head manifested into bitter cold loneliness.

When I gave away my last strength in hope of finding purpose, to at least help at making someone else happy only to be used and thrown to the gutter.

When I found my body, soul, and mind defective and thus not worth persevering.

I realized that I could find false joy in chemicals.

When they are gone I am a lifeless shell. When they are there I can fool myself into beliving I am more than that.

Yes there is a chemical imbalance.

People who are depressed are the most in tune with reality.
 Quoting: krosty


clappa
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Depression = lack of omega 3 fatty acids.

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