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Posted 7/21/13 , edited 7/21/13
My emotions are very fickle and very short lived anyway. I've never really been depressed, I mean honestly my experiences of depression are things like reading truly idiotic comments online, or hearing disappointing news over something I was excited about, etc, and they're very short lived, usually at around 5 minutes tops. People tend to assume that I am depressed or pissed off a lot when I talk to them online but I just have a very dry and morbid sense of humour, I tend to not indulge people if they attention seek and can often give off very mixed vibes, which is oddly very different to in person when I'm usually laughing every 20 seconds and having a good time with my friends.

Anyway, I've dealt with a lot of serious blows in life, the dead of family members left and right, my mothers death, being stuck in ruts often with long periods of unemployment between jobs, usually because they judge over my appearance rather than my personality and willingness to work hard, ignorance on a daily basis, people pointing and laughing over my appearance in the streets or making snide comments in which I usually find the funny side of because its their ignorance which forces them to act so rediculously rude and stupid, but as I said I don't particualrly get depressed or beat up about things. I'm usually more often focused on what I'll be doing later that day or what awesome game or movie I have lined up, and I guess that could be considered a distraction to deal with serious issues but it's not like they go completely unignored, I just try to keep a healthy mind and try to keep well adjusted, after-all the highest highs and lowest lows of my life are pretty much no different from what every other person in the world has had to deal with at various points in their life.
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Posted 7/21/13

mhibicke wrote:


Assassinx89 wrote:
Well you do realize alcohol is a depressant drug right? (it makes you feel depressed)

This is incorrect. Alcohol does not make you feel depressed. Rather, alcohol is a CNS depressant, which means it raises the action potential threshold in your neurons and makes them less likely to fire. This is what causes the cognitive and psychomotor problems of drunkenness, but it's also what makes getting drunk fun. Also, there is evidence that moderate amounts of alcohol are protective against stress-induced memory impairment. I've got a research article from Hormones & Behavior if you're interested.


Apparently I was misinformed thanks :)
Drowsiness and fatigue could potentially simulate a temporary state of depression which are possible side effects although not everyone has the same side effects.
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I don't know what I do, it just passes. I feel like absolute crap for as long as a few days, it may only last a few minutes but, it happens and then it's over. Right now, I'm fine. A couple nights ago, I was not.
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^ Picture, nuff said woman.
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Posted 7/23/13
I got bipolar depression.1 Week i can have lots of energy and feel great and next morning i just cant even get out of bed.I start watching anime and it help me forget about reality so that helps.
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Posted 7/23/13
I've never had depression where it was caused by something occurring in the brain.


My depression was always caused/brought about by the people around me and their bullsh*t.
So it's easy for me to deal with it because I just don't think about them and the depression will go away.


Like back in high school, there were people who would stop being friends with me because I was gay and they said I should act straight, I told them that I didn't care if they stopped being my friends... I'm not going to pretend to be someone I'm not.

Of course this issue depressed me at the time because anybody would feel hurt from being excluded, but nowadays I don't care about it anymore. This sort of issue doesn't depress me anymore. It's about building a thicker skin and staying true to your own identity.

One of my philosophy in life is that, it's always better to live a life of honesty than a life of lying to yourself.
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Posted 7/23/13
75mg of Pristiq every day.
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Posted 7/26/13
Nature. Look out the window. Open the window. Heck, go outside and feel the breeze flow through you. Inhale the fresh air. Perceive nature. Sit next to a tree, and relax next to one. Connect with the earth.
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Posted 7/26/13 , edited 7/31/13
You just need to find reasons why you should keep going on and get to a doctor if you can. No one's going to help pull you out of yourself and if they try, you'll make sure they don't. So you really need to learn to stop being so hard on yourself because you're mostly your worst enemy here. Generally there's another issue you may have that leads to depression so try and figure the root of it if you can. There's really only so much advice I can give in vague situations and I would gladly try to help anyone who may be suffering from clinical depression, with personal experience though I'm kind of also trying to get out.
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When I get depressed, I just tell myself I could end it all by killing myself. Then I think about that, and find being dead to be boring, because dead people don't do much.
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When I was depressed the best thing I did was to find some little time to write what was going on about myself, like how I was feeling. Then you could start writing some simple stuff you wanted to do to feel better.

Having a list of objectives and ways to achieve them was really helpful.

Having done that I did get out of depression. I always feel like it's not too far away.. like I could feel like that again anytime if something bad were to happen. But in the end I continue to try doing things better for my own health and life.
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To be honest, I don't get depressed a lot. It starts mentally, you tell yourself that sulking is a waste of time and life is too short to be depressed. After you're passed that, then you get to the physical part. I usually go to the gym and take my depression out on heavy weights. Another alternative is taking a simple walk and appreciate the things around you. Being a christian, praying really helped me a lot.
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When I get depressed, which I am right now coincidentally, I write. It really helps. I don't have anyone to talk to about these things, so I write out my feelings instead. I also listen to relatable music, it helps calm me down.
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Look at my....Screen.......name I'm not the most "Stable" of people. I can honestly say that I'm depressed most of the time. The only time i'm not depressed is when i'm occupying my time with a task/talking to someone/POSTING in a FORUM/ or playing VIDEO GAMES. But once I sit down for even the smallest amount of time or talk to my family I immediately feel like $h1t because that's is what I think my life is worth....... on a good day maybe it's worth 2 dollars.

Right now Listening to Music is making me feel ok because the music is putting mellow images in my head :3
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