Do I Have Depression or Am I Just Sad?


Do I have depression or am I just sad? Sadness usually lasts a few days. Or it is
a sporadic emotion. That’s a wide discrepancy. You’ll be sad a few days after you break
up with a boyfriend, and then you’ll be sad every time you see his picture for the
next few months. I’ll be devastated for a weekend, but I’ll
be angry every time I’m reminded of him for the rest of my life. You may be sad when you see pictures from
the Jewish Holocaust or the Fukishima disaster. That’s intermittent, but you’ll feel it
every time you’re reminded of those tragedies. When is it depression? Depression is an emotion you feel all the
time when you have it. It’s not just sadness but a down mood that sucks all the life out
of you. That’s why depressed people have a high
rate of suicide. Depression tends to suck all the emotion out
of someone, making it impossible to feel joy for even other people or any positive emotion. I heard that depression is anger without enthusiasm. Some people choose to live in frustrating
situations and be depressed instead of doing anything about it, and in those cases, it
is their fault. But there are people with depression based on brain chemistry. Attack of the killer brain. A depressed person might be manic in activity
to distract themselves or unable to get out of bed. Or they do everything slowly and methodically
but without any passion. Isn’t that bipolar? Bipolar means someone’s emotional regulator
is broke. It alternates between highs and lows, like manic and depressed. That’s pretty wild. When is sadness depression? Sadness seems like it never ends. It’s depression
if it hasn’t ended in months and you don’t have a solid cause like losing your husband
or suffering through a horrible, disfiguring accident. What’s the cure? Talk therapy for some to improve their lives
or their outlooks. Drugs are an option for severe cases, as is electroshock treatment. It’s shocking that’s even in use anymore. At least lobotomies haven’t come back in
vogue.

19 comments

  1. Wanted to share a bible based article that helps me when I'm sad 🙂
    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g200907/depression-how-treat/#?insight[search_id]=68880c5c-85a1-49a1-bfbd-97673143dd9a&insight[search_result_index]=1

  2. But… I've been sad for almost three years cause my only friend left to another country forever…😞

  3. I'm generally a sad guy. Idk if I'm depressed because I was never diagnosed, but I do have a lot of its symptoms (impatient, unmotivated, a couch potato, eating much less, suicidal thoughts, no social life, etc.). My parents don't believe in depression and think people are just being bitchy or being cry babies, and that's the reason why I don't ask my parents if I can get diagnosed.

  4. Hahah I don't know what I expected! I literally thought they were gonna be human voices. Some of the pronunciations make me laugh. I should be taking this seriously but I can't!!

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