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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post


    Who ever would've imagined that I would become Chuck Woolery?
    At first I was like

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    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I guess I do. But the thing is, depression has become too much of a catch-all. I think clinical depression diagnoses are given for a wide range of different symptoms, with different causes, susceptible to different treatments, leading to different prognoses. I struggle with one of the many clusters of things that happens to get a clinical depression diagnosis.
    I completely agree with this.

    (I am by no means an expert on depression, tho...)

    Didn't the Chinese diagnose over 20 forms of depression some thousands of years ago? Or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gish View Post
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    I used to be legitimately depressed. But nowadays I'm just incredibly stressed and moody. It's nice to know the difference.

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    Yep. I have once, and currently do again. I don't identify with it or have any desire to claim it as a part of myself. No part of sadness appeals to me because nothing justifies the effects of it on your objective life, and the same certainly goes for chronic depression.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Melancholy is beautiful. I enjoy it almost more than anything. To be more precise, I associate melancholy with such things as cherry blossoms, where you feel the beauty of life so intensely it hurts you in your heart and puts tears in your eyes, and the simultaneous realization that it will all die, that the world is so fragile gives a sense of urgency and a push to the longing for the beauty to stay.
    I relate to feeling that, especially when I was younger, but not so much to enjoying it.
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    I went through about a year of being rather psychotically depressed at one point during college. Pretty much everything had gone wrong over the course of the year leading up to it and I ended up snapping at something as minor as a car accident in the end. I went a week without sleeping before finally being given a prescription to sleeping pills... the worst part was the fact that I was utterly convinced that I was possibly the worst person in the history of humanity and that I was guilty of shit that I couldn't possibly have done. And voices... yeah... I heard voices that pretty much reinforced every bit of that and they certainly weren't mine. I was pretty much convinced that I'd actually gone full out, institutionalizably insane, which was rather upsetting because my brain has always been the one thing that I could depend on. Oh yeah, and antidepressants really didn't work... apparently they don't really on that type of depression.

    *shudder* I can still remember laying awake at night and hearing that if I killed myself I wouldn't have to put up with any of that anymore... It was pretty fucking horrible

    Apparently having experienced one episode even puts a person at a much greater risk to slip back into that again in the future... as in a significant risk... I'm pretty terrified of that actually
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saudade View Post
    I do find depression to be romantic. I think life is beautiful when you're sad.
    Congratulations. You're not depressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    Anyone who's ever had depression or hasn't had it but has wondered about it should really read both posts. The first one is funnier that the second, but the second really nails it. I have no idea how she could nail it yet still make it funny, but I guess it took her a few years of polishing.
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    I think "depression" is a lose term now and it's tossed around a lot. Most people who say they are 'depressed' aren't clinically depressed. I think there should be a distinction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    Congratulations. You're not depressed.

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