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View Poll Results: Do you have Depression?
Yes, I have Depression 44 62.86%
I'm not sure if I have Depression 19 27.14%
No, I don't have Depression 7 10.00%
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Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 01:37 PM

I think that there are more people with depression than we think .. and this might be helpful so to see that if we have depression .. we are not alone


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 02:40 PM

I'm not sure if I am or not. I do have days that I just don't see the point of doing things, and everyone has it together and not me.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 04:03 PM

I am clinically depressed but I'm going through therapy and on meds (:


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 05:07 PM

I went to therapy for about a month and while I was there I was diagnosed with major depressive episodes.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 06:11 PM

I've been diagnosed with severe clinical depression.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 06:21 PM

Yip, fun times. Although I can deal with it better these days, compared to when I was younger.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 09:50 PM

I do have times were I'm not happy and things just don't seem as important to me as they did. I do get over those feelings though. So I guess yes I do have periods of "despression" ( <-- lack of a better word) but never diagnosed.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 10:07 PM

Yep yep. On medication. Feel almost normal.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 11:07 PM

I've had it, though I currently do not.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 12th 2011, 11:47 PM

Yep, I have. I'm currently on anti-depressants and seeing a mental health nurse.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 02:04 AM

no, i don't. i've been really upset about things but once i looked up the symptoms of depression i realised that it's much more than that. i think a lot of people may not take depression seriously enough because people use the term too easily.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 02:10 AM

Yup, recently diagnosed and on meds.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 02:40 AM

I do not have depression.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 03:50 AM

I'm not sure because I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 08:09 AM

I currently have a diagnosis of "atypical depressive episode/?cyclothymia" although there has been talk about borderline personality disorder so I put yes because it's the only proper diagnosis I've had as of yet, although hopefully if my CMHT get themselves in gear, I will actually be referred to someone who can diagnose me properly and therefore decide on an appropriate course of action to sort my head out.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 08:43 AM

I was diagnosed with OCD and Depression in May of 2009 but started getting the symptoms in December 2008.
Am currently on Anti-Depressants and did see a Mental Health Nurse/Psycharist/Therapist.


   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 01:38 PM

It depends on whether you mean depression as in having a chemical imbalance or depression that's situational. I've had the symptons and feelings of "depression" for years, but drugs do not and never will help because it's not a chemical issue in my brain. It's just because life sucks and I haven't found a way to deal with it or a "happy place" for myself yet.

A lot of people get put on depression meds (I was before) simply because they're not happy, not because they need them. Sure, it helps for a little while, but it doesn't help the situation that's causing the depression in the first place. So to answer your question, am I depressed? Yes. But it's the kind that can't be "cured" with pills.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 13th 2011, 02:46 PM

I've been diagnosed with severe depressive disorder by my doctor and by a psychiatrist. It's been going on for a few years now and I don't see anything changing.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 14th 2011, 11:33 AM

Yes, I have major depression.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 14th 2011, 03:46 PM

I have bipolar disorder, I'm not sure if you'd include that as having depression in your poll. I have and will have episodes of major depressive disorder all my life though so I think it should count.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 17th 2011, 02:51 AM

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I have bipolar disorder, I'm not sure if you'd include that as having depression in your poll. I have and will have episodes of major depressive disorder all my life though so I think it should count.
I'm on the same page here, so HOW do I answer this?

I kind of have Depression, but kind of don't. I mean, on the one hand, I don't have a diagnosis of Depression, but on the other hand, Depression is a symptom of Bipolar Disorder.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 17th 2011, 09:07 PM

Yep. Been diagnosed today, yay me


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 17th 2011, 09:25 PM

I have not clinically been diognosed. *sp?*
But yes, i've suffered from sever depression.. several times.



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Re: Do you have depression? - February 17th 2011, 09:55 PM

I get Acute Situational Depression. It's been a horrible week for me.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 17th 2011, 10:24 PM

I voted yes. I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder this school year that has arisen out of some serious situational depression. Such is life, I guess.



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Re: Do you have depression? - February 18th 2011, 02:21 AM

Clinically, I'm not certain. But I'm sure I feel depressed at times.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 18th 2011, 04:17 AM

Yes, I have Major Depression (along with several other mental disorders) and I have been on meds for years.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 19th 2011, 02:20 AM

clinically i dont know if i have it, but i do feel crappy 2 3 times a week.



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Re: Do you have depression? - February 19th 2011, 03:07 AM

I've been diagnosed with depression, but I've never taken any meds for it, and I only went to 2 counseling sessions, 4 years ago.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 19th 2011, 04:39 AM

No I don't have depression, I never have been diagnosed nor have I ever thought I have been depressed At no time even during the worst of Anorexia have I ever considered myself depressed!

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Re: Do you have depression? - February 19th 2011, 05:02 AM

I can't really tell. I don't have the money to get it evaluated, so it'll never be "clincally" depressed if I'm just taking a guess and not involving myself with a doctor. So I'll just say that I don't know. But it's a possibility.
   
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Re: Do you have depression? - February 19th 2011, 05:17 AM

Only time I was depressed for a while is when my dog died and it lasted for a few weeks up to a month or so. Aside from that time, I haven't actually felt sadness or depressed for even a few days (i.e. throughout the day) before or after my dog dying. When I was seeing my psychiatrist, he said I have no mood disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorder and similar things because emotionally I'm on an unchanging level that 99.5% of the time, is positive. Mood fluctuations toward sadness never really happen in a way that lasts for more than 1 day, and even during a day in which it would, it'd be for an hour or less. In other words, feeling profound sadness, lost of interest, etc... is something I've never experienced when it was not due to an external source where I reacted normally to. It takes a good amount for me to feel sad but I'd need constant exposures to different sad things to keep me feeling sad.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 19th 2011, 04:58 PM

The only reason I put not sure is because I don't have an official diagnosis, but I'm as sure as you can possibly be without one that I've had it for almost 10 years now.


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Re: Do you have depression? - February 22nd 2011, 06:57 PM

I was diagnosed when I was thirteen, but within the past year the future has been pretty bright so I quit therapy. Despite that, episodes are rare and less severe than they used to be - though, getting over worst of the eating disorder helped!



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