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    Default Depression..

    I have reasons to believe that I have it.
    I've seen a psychologist about it and will talk with a psychiatrist and see what he or she thinks two weeks from now.

    I would rather not go into too much personal details but I've been feeling so worthless- I think it's logical to think I am worthless but if there is anything that can help me be under the illusion that I am not worthless- psychiatry might help. All of that jazz which helps 'normal' people live life everyday by the standards society considers to be 'normal'. I've talked about my problems with at least three people. It is likely that I am suffering from depression.


    Any advice from anyone??
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    Happy up.
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    In most normal circumstances, the 'world' doesn't matter. Only you. And because only you matter, you are most certainly not worthless.

    So, what's better, being depressed, or being a prick?
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    Advice? I've got none, except that since that is making you depressed you better get it treated, better now than later. You have the right to do that. Some encouraging words from an expert can also be good.. Compared to what you mean to yourself, the rest of the world is worthless.

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    Try to find a really good counselor. I have had very bad depression, anxiety and panic in the past and had to see 5 or 6 different counselors before finding one that worked for me. And until you find someone who is good for you, don't be too hard on yourself, just treat yourself right and try to use an outlet. (Writing, talking about it, drawing, reading a book) My personal outlet is exercise. It naturally balances the mood and boosts endorphins... but it's whatever works for you.

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    Stream-of-consciousness writing works really well for me, at least in the single experiment that I've tried. It's a good way for my mind to unload. You could also try something like verbal spontaneous association: just imagine stuff in your head and describe what you see. If you can keep it up for 20 minutes, you'll enter a state of consciousness that's somewhat like a trance, or hypnosis. (You won't feel tired or down or anything like that because of it, it's just ... different.) Giving your mind something external to focus on like your voice or the flow of thought into a pen helps take the load off of your brain.

    I've been suffering from depression for around five years now. I haven't really had the opportunity because of money to see any therapists, not to mention having to face my parents about it. "What do you mean, you need to see a psychologist!?"

    I also understand what you're saying about what helps normal people live daily life and that you're different from them . Much love!

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    For whiles I've been fighting thoughts of worthlessness as well. I don't remember exactly, don't take me on my word. First I admitted them, sometimes until the point I was released of them (There was a great feeling actually). More lately I've come to actively fight them, stop myself from thinking them. I'd not say I've ever had despression really, although technically I might have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Try to find a really good counselor. I have had very bad depression, anxiety and panic in the past and had to see 5 or 6 different counselors before finding one that worked for me. And until you find someone who is good for you, don't be too hard on yourself, just treat yourself right and try to use an outlet. (Writing, talking about it, drawing, reading a book) My personal outlet is exercise. It naturally balances the mood and boosts endorphins... but it's whatever works for you.
    Yeah, I agree with this. However, it's not easy to get started with anything when you're depressed (even just slightly so). Also, just don't really care about what works for other people. There is no reason why you shouldn't prefer something else. That's part of the beauty of the world.
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    Been there, done that. How I handled/ am still handling it: (it's easier said than done but) Find your passion in life. Realize your strengths, do take time for yourself to recharge, forgive yourself for your weaknesses and realize that you can work on them and they are not the end of the world. You're already in the right spot to start this, as being here can help you understand and forgive yourself more easily (or that's how I've experienced it)
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    I've had similar problems in the past. I would always look to far into things until I could twist and contort everything that happened into something negative. I guess in the end, as you probably know, all it comes down to is you want. Forget about everything else, maybe you try to hard to please other people, I don't know, and just do what makes you happy. Like it's been said, exercise is a great way to focus your mind on one thing, and just block everything else out. It also tends to help people feel better about themselves. You could also read a book, join a club, meet friends with similar mindsets, whatever. You just have to get out of your mind.

    The one thing you do not want to do is nothing. Sitting on your ass accomplishes nothing. All it does is brew those feelings of worthlessness and self-doubt to the point where they become unbearable. You have to keep in mind the fact that you really can do whatever you want in life. "I guess it comes down to simple choice really: Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'."

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