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I suffer from Depression and ADD didn't help much talking to doctors for years and I found out I suffer autism and anxiety.
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There are tons of people who are really depressed. But I've grown and noticed. There are tons of people I don't care for. There`s all these people who latch on being a "Sad" "Nobody gets me person" but really I get you. AND I Hate you. Im not saying all depressed people are like this but many I've encountered and there has been a few I really did feel sorry for, there are a ton I know who are just immature and as horrible as everything they say they are depressed about. People bullying them or make fun of them, but they make fun of the holocaust, 9/11, rape, and laugh at immature things. But when they are in their "Depressed" stage, I feel no reason to have any sympathy for horrible people like that. Alot of them should stop and think before they feel bad for themselves. And and for the last note many people have problems whether it will be a family problem, physical disability, mental problem or various other disabilities they will use that so they can "excuse" their depression or behavior. We all could diagnose ourselves with various disabilities. I've seen people with worse problems than me and carry on. Im not saying it`s a bad thing to be sad from time to time everyone is but Im saying there are many who I feel don't deserve to be depressed, well atleast have any sympathy for anyway.
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I been diagnosed with clinical depression a few days ago. It's a very real, very debilitating disease. I'm currently testing out anti depressants.
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My girlfriend was diagnosed with clinical depression and here recently I've had to go over to her place late at night because she's crying and she feels like hurting herself. She's getting better though, she tell me that I cheer her up and take her mind off of things. I'll do whatever I can to keep her happy and sane.
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i have a very.. hm... shall i say.. non-conformist view on mental disorders like depression, ADHD, etc (not stuff like autism or Asperger's or something). well i'm too lazy to argue my views on it really lol, but as a person who was once diagnosed with depression and took several medications, i have little faith in both the diagnoses and the medicines that "deal" with them.
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Not enough Adrenaline

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Around 10 years ago I was suicidally depressed and started seeing professionals.. I don't know when it happened, but I quit being suicidal, I got back my family's support where they'd disowned me before and I have more friends (for me a lot of friends, for some of you, probably not that many) than I probably ever have before. Its a matter of just keeping trying things and therapists until you find something that works.. something that clicks and starts making it better.

[EDIT: I did have to find the right meds before it got better for me.. And learn some CBT skills etc ... and it didn't happen right away , sorry about the edit.. my answer just sounded a little too pat for me.]
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Dayummy, thats a lot of hate dude.
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Dayummy wrote:

There are tons of people who are really depressed. But I've grown and noticed. There are tons of people I don't care for. There`s all these people who latch on being a "Sad" "Nobody gets me person" but really I get you. AND I Hate you. Im not saying all depressed people are like this but many I've encountered and there has been a few I really did feel sorry for, there are a ton I know who are just immature and as horrible as everything they say they are depressed about. People bullying them or make fun of them, but they make fun of the holocaust, 9/11, rape, and laugh at immature things. But when they are in their "Depressed" stage, I feel no reason to have any sympathy for horrible people like that. Alot of them should stop and think before they feel bad for themselves. And and for the last note many people have problems whether it will be a family problem, physical disability, mental problem or various other disabilities they will use that so they can "excuse" their depression or behavior. We all could diagnose ourselves with various disabilities. I've seen people with worse problems than me and carry on. Im not saying it`s a bad thing to be sad from time to time everyone is but Im saying there are many who I feel don't deserve to be depressed, well atleast have any sympathy for anyway.


It's true that depression is used by a lot of people in angst without actually being Depressed. It annoys me when people do this as it results in increased stigma towards the condition and makes it harder for us to bring proper awareness and understanding of the condition. It is also a problem that depression is used to refer to both sadness and a mental condition, as so many people think that people with the condition are just feeling sad. Also note, in regards to people with worst problems carrying on, is that one of the key characteristics of Clinical Depression is a complete lack of motivation for anything, making doing anything extremely difficult. And finally, remember that Clinical Depression doesn't discriminate. You could be the kindest person and have had nothing go wrong for and suffer depression just as easily as anyone else.
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awune wrote:



hell yes count me in



You're welcome~!
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I was fairly recently diagnosed with depression. I think I've had it for a while, though. I was also diagnosed with anxiety, a panic disorder, and ADD when I was in my early teens. It's hard to function, definitely. But I was lucky enough to get the help I needed for it as early as possible. I constantly thank God for my understanding family.

It really is such an invisible disease that people mistake for an emotion, or use it as an attention seeking thing. I began to see more and more that these disorders aren't taken seriously, and just by going through them myself, they are serious.

I don't think we should rely heavily on medication to treat these disorders, but I do believe they provide a good booster. I've been told by my therapist and my mom who suffers the same along with ADHD, that "it's 70% you that has to treat your condition". I don't know if I agree or disagree, but I'm taking the advice rather well at this point in time.
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I've got depression, have had it for 18 years and tried to commit suicide about 11 years ago. Since then I sought out medical help and have had CBT and taken anti depressants.
The worst thing about the illness is it never goes away, even with the therapy and medication. You have good days, ok days or absolutely terrible days. It's just a case of dealing with it a day at a time. I've been pretty lucky that for these last 11 years I've had the most amazing support from my fiancé and my close friends. It's just a shame that the stigma that goes with mental illness is still so strong.
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awune wrote:

I'm diagnosed with clinical depression and several types of anxiety. I can struggle with things as simple as getting dressed or eating, and people like to treat me like i'm some crazy rare mystical being.

So what is your take on mental illness? Specifically depression. Do you believe in the stigma or are you against it?

All of the old threads I've seen about this topic have been locked, but my apologies if this is being discussed already somewhere else.


First of all, I give you my condolences. I've been diagnosed as having severe clinical depression, anxiety, and acute personality disorder for the past 18 years. I can tell you it get's easier with time, but honestly that's a flippin lie.

Mental Illness is something that should be treated seriously, but not with kid gloves as many tend to do nor should everyone and their brother be shoved into that category. There are plenty of people who say they're Bi Polar that don't actually fall into the current definition/diagnosis, seems a self diagnosis if anything at all.

Personally, I feel the stigma is there for a reason but those of us who struggle with it learn to deal with it eventually. My friends and co-workers know my issues and the ones I truly trust know they can approach me when I look beat down to the point that I need some help picking myself back up. The stigma is real, you just need to learn to let it roll off your shoulders
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Posted 8/21/14
It's got Me in it's grips currently...And I'm Medical Schooling for Psychiatry. How ironic.
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I believe some r more depressed than others. I personally find depression annoying
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