LOL @ 41% depressed people. Serious voters are serious.
Nope, aslong as I got something to do inn my every day Im fine. Its when the boredome ticks inn, that I feel abit crappy.
...but thats normal for anyone
One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?
I'm slightly paranoid and tend to have deep moment of sadness but I would not call it depression
Huh. I checked no because doctors told me I am not depressed but 40%... ooh shit I definitely do not believe in that.
Although I agree that people who were sad for a day or two should stop saying that they are depressed.
I voted no, sometimes I can be depressed but I don't think I suffer from depression
I checked no because ive been diagnosed. I thought for a long time that I was so i went for help. Turns out all that depression was not what i think most of you think it is. I had severe social anxiety coupled with agoraphobia. Not wanting to go out, which just off what most of us do hiding behind a computer screen for hours on end, i felt out of touch with the world.
There is no simple answer though. I was on medication but to be honest id rather be who i am than what the meds made me. Yea i flet a little less nervous and upset all the time but i wasnt me. You are who you were meant to be. Its a tough pill to swallow sometimes.
A lot of people mistake depression for anxiety. The rat race world we are in today people are nervous a lot and people who cant handle it get depressed. Dealing with what ever causes the depression is key. From my support group most people became depressed due to not dealing with their anxiety.
It doesn't mean, I am sad :'(. It means, while I may have times of happiness, or times of joy, I am struggling to find ambition and the will to be active. It is a mental state that often involves low self esteem, anxiety and over or under thinking. Insomnia and psychomotor retardation are often also commonly symptoms.
Just because someone can smile, does not mean they are not depressed, because they can laugh, does not mean they are not depressed. Although sadness is going to be the emotion they most commonly feel.
Just for clarification, I am not depressed.
PS: before i get jumped on, that was a joke. a play on words. please, internet, take it seriously, and rip it to shreds with studies showing that a single part of the whole is untrue making the whole thing untrue.
Last edited by Ssith; 2012-12-10 at 01:46 PM.
Kinda funny but everything is in your head. Not really applicable here. Depression starts out as what it is but people get hooked on the idea that they are depressed. Yes you are depressed and there is an issue but most people work there way out of it some cant and need a little help. Some people as witb all situations then use this as an excuse as with any situation. I use my anxiety as one with my wife all the time not by choice but out of habit. Thats what pisses people off about depression. After you realize you are depressed you should be seeking help but most dont or even when they do they use it as a excuse and abuse it. Those arr the people that stand out and create a bad stigma for the normal person.
People use everything as an excuse today and it gets sickening, this coming from a person who does it, and they are the ones who stand oit. Just gotta go by the old saying, life sucks then you die. People have little hope today though. With the lapse in religion people think this world is, it it suck, why me? Religion helped a lot of people through these things in the past and i dont care what peoples beliefs are at least people had hope. And to bash religion because of your beliefs when it gives so many people hope and gets them through the day is sad. I see so much religion bashing on these forms, not any particular one but all, its sad to think that basically all it does is destroys peoples hope for something better.
A little hope goes a long way to helping a depressed person get through these things that there is something better for them.
I've been suffering for depression for around 4 years now and still counting. Its hard to deal with, because everytime there is something or someone that somehow makes me feel worth beeing or happy what so ever and it gets taken away from me, it hits me even harder. I've learned my self to keep hoping and dreaming. And when ever you feel really down. At least I like to write about it. Not because someone should read it. Its just a way for me to get the words I need to tell, out of my head.
I don't believe in depression. I think people need to get a grip and change the things they don't like before they grab pills.