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It seems like everyone's depressed these days.
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Everyone has depression these days, despite the world being a better place than it ever was.

I guess this is what happens when things become too easy for people.
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The more problems you have, the more support and attention you get.
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Depression is like the psychological version of common cold.
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GianLintao wrote:

Depression is like the psychological version of common cold.


You catch it from other people and it's different for everyone?
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People just need to sit back and listen to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OpQ0ncmQ6Q

ALL of it. I'm sure that should cheer them right back up.
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gornotck wrote:


GianLintao wrote:

Depression is like the psychological version of common cold.


You catch it from other people and it's different for everyone?


Pretty much spot on.
There are more depressed people now than it has been in a very long time. While a lot of people have an explanation to why they are depressed, there are also people who have no clu to why they are depressed, they just are.

I think we all need to toughten up a bit. Life is harsh sometimes but that is just more reason to keep on trying the hardest. I accept that people can't be happy all the time but seing so many people depressd makes even me depressed.
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gornotck wrote:


GianLintao wrote:

Depression is like the psychological version of common cold.


You catch it from other people and it's different for everyone?




It's just a metaphor, silly. You don't catch depression from other people and it's not like that you will recover from it just with a couple of days of rest (it's different from the "blues," which disappears quickly). What I mean by it is that depression is the one of the most common (if not the most common) psychological disorders that a psychologist/psychiatrist has to treat.
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GianLintao wrote:


gornotck wrote:


GianLintao wrote:

Depression is like the psychological version of common cold.


You catch it from other people and it's different for everyone?




It's just a metaphor, silly. You don't catch depression from other people and it's not like that you will recover from it just with a couple of days of rest (it's different from the "blues," which disappears quickly). What I mean by it is that depression is the one of the most common (if not the most common) psychological disorders that a psychologist/psychiatrist has to treat.


https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201308/depression-and-loneliness-are-more-contagious-you-think
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/03/22/is-depression-contagious/
https://www.amazon.com/Depression-Contagious-Common-Disorder-Spreading/dp/B003IWYG34
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Meh. I've been depressed off and on, admittedly more depressed than not, ever since I was 6. It's just a hard thing to get rid of and it is easier to talk about these days with people. It wasn't all that long ago that depressed people were basically expected to keep quiet about it so that they didn't make family members and friends look bad.
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gornotck wrote:


GianLintao wrote:


gornotck wrote:


GianLintao wrote:

Depression is like the psychological version of common cold.


You catch it from other people and it's different for everyone?




It's just a metaphor, silly. You don't catch depression from other people and it's not like that you will recover from it just with a couple of days of rest (it's different from the "blues," which disappears quickly). What I mean by it is that depression is the one of the most common (if not the most common) psychological disorders that a psychologist/psychiatrist has to treat.


https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201308/depression-and-loneliness-are-more-contagious-you-think
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/03/22/is-depression-contagious/
https://www.amazon.com/Depression-Contagious-Common-Disorder-Spreading/dp/B003IWYG34




Okay, I get you...
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/04April/Pages/No-proof-found-depression-contagious.aspx http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11809754/Depression-is-not-contagious-but-an-upbeat-mood-is-say-scientists.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/08/how-friendship-fights-depression/401807/

I guess it depends on the individual.
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It very likely probably does, which is why both stances can be said to be correct.

Really, I'm more concerned with "depression" becoming a catchall term for almost unrelated causes. It has become really easy, I think, for people to claim The Depression for why they aren't able to do anything.
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This thread reminds me how little people understand the difference between sadness and depression.

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This thread reminds me how little people understand the difference between sadness and depression.



^ This.
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Depression is fun
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Well, this isn't entirely what I'm talking about, I mean to me it seems like everyone in depressed, because it seems like everyone in my social circle is depressed. You know, like young adults and teenagers?
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