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Do you think you have depression?


i mean depression as a mental condition/disorder that requires treatment/medication?
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I've never been officially diagnosed.

But I suffer from low moods. Definitely.


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Yes I do, and it definitely requires treatment. I'm in the process of finding a new psychiatrist to help me, because GP's just don't have the expertise to deal with it.

Mine is part of my bipolar disorder in general so it's complicated. I used to wonder what it was and didn't even really see it as depression as such, but it's more obvious lately. I guess the mania is easier to recognise.
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Dysthymia.

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Yes probably, though never diagnosed or took medication, I think I was born with the pre disposition though, I'm well used to dealing with it, though I have dealt with it badly in the past, my father was similar & expressed frequent thoughts of suicidal ideation, I have no interest in having my senses dulled & world view skewed by happy pills or some quack telling me everything's gonna be alright.






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I used to, not sure about now. I still have some issues like lack of motivation, sleep issues (esp sleeping too much), fatigue, concentration.... but my mood is generally ok. Anxiety is probably my biggest issue right now.

I also have been taking zoloft for a couple years and that has helped a lot.
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Probably codependency issues since I stick around the wrong people and let them treat me the way they do. I don't know if this is inherently a condition or just a lack of social skills preventing me from moving out and being free.

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Persistent depressive disorder/dysthymia. Not as bad as it used to be thank goodness, but that's what I'm diagnosed with.

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Years of depression. It's a lovely day but I'm going back to bed. Pisses me off having this lovely weather but no one to enjoy it with so may as well go to sleep.
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Years of depression. It's a lovely day but I'm going back to bed. Pisses me off having this lovely weather but no one to enjoy it with so may as well go to sleep.
Tru say....
I love sunny weather...for the first 0.5 seconds. Then it just reminds me of how alone I am.


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Tru say....
I love sunny weather...for the first 0.5 seconds. Then it just reminds me of how alone I am.
Just reminds me of the wonderful summer of 2017, which I have no hope of re creating, and all the other summers I lost and wasted. That great heatwave we had last year, I spent the vast majority of it indoors, depressed and being reminded of how great the previous summer was. Sigh
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Yes. I Had to see a therapist about my mood swings, suicidal ideation, and self harm. I am such a basket case sometimes.

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No. I'm anxious, but not depressed. I get out of the bed easily. I have a grim view of the world, but that's just a sane response to my environment.

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Maybe since 2016~ but I think a lot of my symptoms (which have gone on longer,) are a result of other disorders and I might have schizoid PD and/or ADHD and/or autism. Both spectrums are in my family with a couple of people with actual diagnoses of schizophrenia and autism so who knows.

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Probably. Feels more like ups and downs, though.

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I don't know, most of my days are spent in a bland mood as in I'm not happy or sad, I just am existing with no real strong emotion. I don't think that would be considered depression, because this feeling is not that persistent hopeless, feeling of dread feeling that I get at times. There are times that will last for a few days, to weeks where I do feel such depression, but it is not a constant in my life. Unfortunately, the same thing can not be said about feeling the same level of happiness, I do get those usually for a few hours, but never for several days to weeks.

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