Depression

United States
October 2, 2006 2:29pm CST
Do you think that depression is a real illness? If yes or no why? An, do you think people should be put on prescription drugs to help them with this problem?
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@LadyLudie (346)
• Philippines
10 Dec 06
depression is not an illness,it is emotion or a state of feeling sad,this only normal to all individuals especially when you are in crisis or you are in distressed.
• United States
10 Dec 06
I think you are confusing depression with feeling depressed. They are two separate things. Everyone feels depressed from time to time, it is normal and most people will get over it with in a couple of days. Depression is something completely different. It is not only feeling sad and depressed it is feeling empty and void of anything and it goes on for days and weeks and months. The longer it goes on the worse you feel until you lose all hope of feeling anything at all. You no longer feel sad--you just feel empty. You enjoy nothing. You sit and stare at the wall, mind blank. It effects everything you do and everyone around you. It is awful and it is a mental illness. I hope to god you never have to experience true chemical depression because it is an awful experience that will drain the will to live from you and will probably ruin your family and your life.
• United States
10 Dec 06
Of course it is an illness! Depression is a sign that your hormones are not working right. They arent balancing out! If you have diabetes, your insulin counts arent evening out, you will take medication to help them do so! If you have cancer, your white blood cells arent making more, you take meds to help them do so! So why WOULDNT someone whos hormones arent working right NOT take medication?
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Yes Depression, is an illness. some people need to take Meds. like my Husband. I always tell in tell god to take this depression away from you prayer does help. It runs in his family though. It truely is Heridatary, some runs in my family too. I have Panic attacks, but not that often. sometimes Meds can help. But as soon as your off of the pills people get all out of whack, I have seen this happen. Because their body is depending on the meds.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I think depression is a real illness. People are unable to stop depression themselves (and it's not just being sad) and it can greatly affect their lives. If medication is required and will help, by all means people should have that option.
• India
27 Nov 06
due to overload of work pepole feel depressive.to over come this one should go for holiday at hill station
• United States
27 Nov 06
yes i do, it can effect every aspect of your life
@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Nov 06
yes its real thou i am a doc i woudnt prefer medicines but jesus
@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Nov 06
yes its real thou i am a doc i woudnt prefer medicines but jesus
• Janesville, Wisconsin
12 Nov 06
Yes, Depression is a real illness. I have dealt with many who have this illness. And I have the SAD form of it. It is just a much as an illness as heart attack and diebetis. Not all froms of depression itself is the illness... as everyone naturally goes through a little of depression. But if depression lasts for weeks or months. Then it is best to go to a mental health professional for screening...
• Janesville, Wisconsin
12 Nov 06
Yes, Depression is a real illness. I have dealt with many who have this illness. And I have the SAD form of it. It is just a much as an illness as heart attack and diebetis. Not all froms of depression itself is the illness... as everyone naturally goes through a little of depression. But if depression lasts for weeks or months. Then it is best to go to a mental health professional for screening...
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
6 Nov 06
yes and no. Secondary not to bad. Severe Depression yes. they half to have the pills so they can function.
@babray06 (1787)
• India
7 Oct 06
Depression generally happens over a longer period of time. Due to some reason it starts building up. It is thus a type of illness. But with support and care it can be cured also.