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introvert33 08-16-2020 01:56 PM

Persistent Depressive Disorder v. Major Depressive Disorder
 
Which one are you more likely to deal with?
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My understanding is it is at is it sounds, one is more mild but long term, whereas the other is usually more severe but came on at a certain time. Treatment is the same for both, but I'm just curious.

I am definitely more of the Persistent variety. I can remember struggling since childhood. Looking at my history of attempts to get treatment since adulthood I seem to try treatment for a bit, feel I can manage without treatment, then a year or two later am surprised when someone suggests you might be depressed. Depression is such a hard concept for me to fully grasp. "Depressed mood" is actually in the criteria, that's like using the word in its definition.

I don't take much interest or enjoyment in things, but its not completely gone. I'm not down 24/7, but I am pretty pessimistic about everything including, at times, myself. So sure I would like to say I am depressed rather than just lazy.


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