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    I've been so depressed that the only time I was happy was when I was asleep or fucked up. If that counts.

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    I was depressed for a very very long time. I was diagnosed with dysthymia and I would spiral into very black moods on a regular basis. It's funny how when you dispair, it feels like it will be forever. My problem was situational, and I did some scary things to move forward in my life.. though I needed a bit of help to get me moving. I'm better. I get sad and down still, but it has a completely different quality to it than from before.

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    I remember being depressed it was pretty bad, I smoked pot and I saw what I needed to. for some reason, I could not make the connection or Identify what was making me depressed and I could not Identify best solution. It became clear to me after, My mind mellowed, the emotional pain lessened and the images flowed through my mind and what ever was missing was bridged. I don`t smoke hardly but the time I did, I felt something more spiritual, Id recommend it over beer anyday, also find someone close to get high with. having a close friend to bs with while you are high enhances the experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I've been so depressed that the only time I was happy was when I was asleep or fucked up. If that counts.
    Typical strategies to deal with it, sometimes.

    I can always tell when my daughter is depressed and/or mad without recourse (which leads to her being depressed): She goes to sleep.
    (Since she's only 13, she's not allowed to dip into the tequila yet.)
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    I've had moderate depression for about 4 years now and i've been getting better since i've done treatment (through drugs and psichiatrist). As a NT i think this chart can help you (cause its been helping me allot):

    Belief (your ultimate truths) => Thoughts (your mechanisms) => Feelings (your motivation or demotivation) => Action

    Almost all actions we make are the result of compressed feelings, wich are in essence are the result of a chain of thought that was created by certain Beliefs we have.

    I've found out that when we get depressed we have some messed up beliefs (I'm not good enough, This world is shit, my life is boring... such and such) notice that theese are not thoughts (possibilities) but believes (certanties) and unfortunatly you cant ignore or just erase a belief like we NTs do with thoughts...

    So my sugestion to you is (did me wonders) since we can't "destroy" or ignore some wrong beliefs we have you must ... and here come the magic word.... QUESTION them! Questioning weakens them!

    Yes! the only way you can get rid of theese thoughts you've been having is to question them! When you question something internal like a certain Bblief, you automaticly create possibility where there was only certanty. I used to have this "this life is boring, no fun, nothing" trait when my depression started to kicked in, and one thing i've learned was that as soon as something like that happens you must question it "why is my life boring? Am I throwing this out of proportion? Can I do anything about it?" and so on and so forth! Try It you'll see that you spend less time worrying about the thoughts that come to you.!

    And cheers mate! The world is a gray place, but you've allways had the crayon box.
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    Are you getting enough sleep, eating right, and exercising? Exercise is a HUGE deal in dealing with depression, I've found, when I get outside especially and get some activity it improves my mood vastly. Also, do you have any friends or family to talk to? Physical and emotional health are important in dealing with depression, even if your depression is so bad that you need anti-depressants, that pill isn't going to turn your life around by itself, you have to take care of your body and mind in order to be healthy and feel right.

    I take anti-depressants, and I've been on them now for a couple of years. Clinical depression runs in my family though and I think I have PTSD. HOWEVER, taking care of my physical and emotional health is crucial, and I recommend it to you as well as your first strategy before getting medication, and then if you do get medication, make sure to sleep/eat/exercise properly and interact with other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Do you want to know the truth?

    Depression is like a shadow. It's in your back when you're walking down the street, but it always catches up with you, and it becomes one with you.

    When it's in your back you think you've fooled it, but after a while you will notice that it always catches up with you, and even then you'll still have hope, even though there's no point for hoping for something that will never come. A fucking cure. (whatever that means)
    Being someone who has had to combat anxiety and depression throughout my life, I have to disagree with the "Van Gogh" person here and actually question if its helpfull to give feedback on the subject if your clearly being stabbed, caught or becoming "one" with depression at the moment. Depression feels like utter hoplessness, helplessness and dispair yes, but thats the whole point isant it....afterall the endless feelings of darkness goes kind of hand in hand with depression....it's kind of it's face....hense the name depression. You wouldn't question your sore tonsils with tonsilitis the cause of the physical feelings are clear. When it moves from physical and becomes your mental and emotional state that is effected, then it gets harder to tell the clear thinking from the infected thinking.
    I do agree with Jennifer when she said "Curing depression doesn't necessarily mean making the feelings disappear completely but simply knowing better how to place those feelings in context, not letting them lead you to erroneous conclusions, doing what is best for yourself regardless of how you feel, etc." I used to think, and I think a large part of society is lead to belive that medication will take everything away....and that is definaitly not true. I was in my mid 20's when someone said something that stuck with me....medication doesent take depression away, it just simmers the feelings of gloom down a bit so you are able to fight it better. I still get depression and anxiety sometimes, but now that I know it's face, I'm able to battle it more and do what I need to do to keep myself healthy and functional and not paralised. This includes recognising when my thought and feelings become unhealthy.
    So my answer to the person with the origional post: you might have to battle depression all your life, but if the battle looks like a hairy, greasy, one pair of pants owning, ear picking, lifts-his-leg-to-fart-your-way-guy, who is sitting next to you at the DMV, or if it looks like world war 3 that lasting years with bloody carnige and dispair is up to you. There both unpleasent but one is only uncomfortably annoying that ends relitively soon, while the other is probably comparable to hell. YOU HAVE MORE POWER THAN YOU BELIEVE. So you yourself have asked on here how long it may last, and the answer is untill your ready to face it and help yourself by getting help....I know it's not what you wanted to hear but it's the only truth I know. Since you have said you might not have the strength to get up if you fall again, then maybe you should go before you fall.

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    Thanks you for amazing feedback. I have created the "list" of things I want to change and I hope I have the will power to change my mindset. I won't post anymore depressing or negative threads in this forum. I will update you guys if I have major improvement for those who wants to know. the feedbacks you left me means a lot. thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Do you want to know the truth?

    Depression is like a shadow. It's in your back when you're walking down the street, but it always catches up with you, and it becomes one with you.

    When it's in your back you think you've fooled it, but after a while you will notice that it always catches up with you, and even then you'll still have hope, even though there's no point for hoping for something that will never come. A fucking cure. (whatever that means)
    depression isnt always like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuthtuk View Post
    I've had moderate depression for about 4 years now and i've been getting better since i've done treatment (through drugs and psichiatrist). As a NT i think this chart can help you (cause its been helping me allot):

    Belief (your ultimate truths) => Thoughts (your mechanisms) => Feelings (your motivation or demotivation) => Action

    Almost all actions we make are the result of compressed feelings, wich are in essence are the result of a chain of thought that was created by certain Beliefs we have.

    I've found out that when we get depressed we have some messed up beliefs (I'm not good enough, This world is shit, my life is boring... such and such) notice that theese are not thoughts (possibilities) but believes (certanties) and unfortunatly you cant ignore or just erase a belief like we NTs do with thoughts...

    So my sugestion to you is (did me wonders) since we can't "destroy" or ignore some wrong beliefs we have you must ... and here come the magic word.... QUESTION them! Questioning weakens them!

    Yes! the only way you can get rid of theese thoughts you've been having is to question them! When you question something internal like a certain Bblief, you automaticly create possibility where there was only certanty. I used to have this "this life is boring, no fun, nothing" trait when my depression started to kicked in, and one thing i've learned was that as soon as something like that happens you must question it "why is my life boring? Am I throwing this out of proportion? Can I do anything about it?" and so on and so forth! Try It you'll see that you spend less time worrying about the thoughts that come to you.!

    And cheers mate! The world is a gray place, but you've allways had the crayon box.
    I agree with this, very much..
    Always question the perspective.

    Also, rule out physical issues first. Treat your body the way a human body should be treated.
    Then, look at your circumstances.
    Then, your thought patterns.

    Sometimes it helps me to to just walk away from it. Bring yourself to do something unusual or out of the ordinary. Something very sensory to take your mind off of it. You may find that you were in a downward cycle and thinking too much and wallowing and just needed to snap out of it.

    My depression is usually something to do with, "what does it all mean?" Which is 1.) A pointless question. and 2.) Even more pointless if you have ever found any benefits of being alive. (Just being young and healthy and well fed and living in the United States is enough for me to stop asking that question.)

    At the end of the day, we are only here less than 100 years, which is absolutely nothing. Don't shorten something already so short. I believe that depressed people may always have periods of depression, but there is always meaning and happiness to be found for everyone.
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