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Question how do you describe depression? - January 14th 2010, 02:26 PM

i just wondered if anyone can help me- im having trouble describing my depressive feelings to my doctor, mum, teacher, friend.... i cant find the words to describe it and as a result they think i am exagerating the feelings of a normal teenager, but im certain im not. how would you describe your depression?
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 14th 2010, 03:13 PM

The difficulty with explaining it is that different people experience it differently with certain commonalities.

For me, and maybe this is because mine comes and goes, it's like a second part of me. There's the rational part which is me normally and the irrational part that is the depression and I've caught myself thinking depressed thoughts and doing what I call spiraling while the rational part of me tries to tell me that I know this is not normal that it's the depression.

I hope that made sense, I'm usually better at explaining it than that.

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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 14th 2010, 03:56 PM

my depression i can't really explain i get mad sometimes and don't know why
when i try to express my mind to my family they think im just acting but really
im not ..dealing with death and people bullying and drama i just cant take it any more
so my behavior have change alot in school , home ,i really need advice too
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 14th 2010, 06:44 PM

When I go through clinical depression, I have these symptons...

- Feeling numb and no emotion
- Getting angry easily
- Getting upset easily
- Wanted to self harm
- Jumbled thoughts
- Hard to explain everything in words

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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 14th 2010, 07:43 PM

When I'm depressed, I feel hopeless, lonely, I hate myself, I can cry alot, I also can go without crying (Feeling "numb", as i_am_me_again said), I sometimes get suicidal, I self-harm, I think of all the negatives and none of the positives in my life, etc.
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 14th 2010, 11:17 PM

being sad and irratated all the time and snapping and crying and not careingor careing too much
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 15th 2010, 02:12 AM

Well...it sometimes can be hard to describe exactly how your emotions are, how you are feeling.
For me, basing this on when I was depressed, I would describe it as seclusion, being anti-social, self-harming as in cutting yourself or what not, starving yourself and not eating properly or eating too much, crying for no reason, making sick jokes about suicide or threatening to commit suicide, or when you say life isn't worth living anymore and there's no point to it anymore, things like that are always warning signs of suicidal behavior and depression...based on how I felt a long time ago in my teenage years and what I had read about it online.
I got over my depression and it took a near death experience to actually finally get me over it. I realized quickly how fast your life can be over, how fast it can change, how rapidly it can go from bad to good and how you can never know what you could have been or what effects you could have made in the world if you just quit.
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 15th 2010, 10:30 PM

thankyou everyone i will keep trying!
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 16th 2010, 07:50 AM

This is how I describe depression :

Something you can't see, but something so clear
something so overwhelming, that it makes you fear
something thats sad, downmooded with no will
no achievements to complete, no goals to fullfill

something thats painful, chains you want to break
a smile you wish you had, but only one you can fake

something thats here and there, following your every step
something you really wish you could forget

something that makes me cry tears from my eyes,
something that makes me want to die.

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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 16th 2010, 07:58 AM

You fall into a black hole filled with tendrils, these tendrils wrap around you until you are bonded with it and can see nothing beyond it. This hole is a creature that is filled with self-doubt and self-hate. It crushes you and makes you into a being that is only going through life as a dead lifeless corpse that could also be resorting to alcohol and drugs to self-destruct because you've become a human time bomb. It can last for months, it can last for years.

The only way to defeat it is by blocking off everything it says and tries to make you believe and just believing in yourself. The one thing this creature has tried to destroy.

Any of your fears and doubts it uses to bend you to it's will. It latches onto that key notion and thrives off of it, making everything seem darker and more life threatening than it is. The only way to escape this is by learning to just let live and let die. Don't be caught up in the past, don't let it or others take over your life, just - basically ignore all the dumb ones.
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 16th 2010, 05:01 PM

Hi there,

I think that it's amazing that you're trying to figure out how you're feeling in order to seek help, that's really great and something to be proud of. However, I do agree that it can be very hard to describe depression. It's also something personal and so you will not experience it exactly the same way as someone else with depression may experience it.

When I first talked about depression with my doctor, I found it difficult to talk about and difficult to explain. I decided to look up depression symptoms and write a list of those that I could identify with, I also managed to write down some of the things I noticed that were affecting me every day and were apparent to other people.

Personally, I have issues with crying a lot, feeling sad and hopeless, extreme fatigue, having no motivation, feeling irritable, and I have self harm/suicidal rumination.

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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 16th 2010, 05:19 PM

the sudden feelign of PAIN and you feel the only way to stop it is to kill yourself
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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 16th 2010, 05:55 PM

its hard to describe. like there's no reason to be here, theres nothing to live for, and life is just not worth living. and its hard to find a reason to live. as well as feelings of extreme lonliness and sadness.

leave me alone i'm not an angel

and i know i'm losing my mind for no real gain

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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 17th 2010, 03:48 AM

Depression is always difficult to explain - especially since there is no "cookie-cutter" definition of it; each person experiences something different from depression.

For me, I constantly felt "empty". Something would happen and I would want to be angry about it, but it was like I couldn't. I was emotion-less, I couldn't feel anything. I lacked energy, I had no motivation to do anything. I was tired, had a loss of appetite, and my life was just pretty much full of "nothing-ness".

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Re: how do you describe depression? - January 17th 2010, 06:34 AM

Just like she said, No exact definition
When Im depressed its almost like a feeling of wanting to go lock myself in a room for a week and also get kinda suicidal and all mopey.I just dont wanna do anything and general (as with me) There is a great deal of sadness, anger, or both.
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