What is depression?
October 10, 2006 5:03am CST
what is depression? how is it different from sadness? and how does one overcome it?
16 Dec 06
well depression is very bad desease.. i think so....in depression, person get irritate from all environment n always think alot. n do rong things....bt in saddnes person's mood get off for some time, bt after some time person's mood can be change..
15 Dec 06
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression.
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10 Oct 06
Depression overcomes your very being. Nothing you do seems to be right. It's extreme, extreme sadness. I've dealt with it. I felt worthless, unloved, unworthy of life among other things. The way I've overcame it is I was on anti-depressants for a while, then I focused on my faith and realizing that I am always loved and needed. My friends helped too...talking to them helpe express how i felt.
10 Oct 06
I think depression is only a state of mind, mind over matter... make an effort to watch funny shows on tv, instead of watching news.. thats enough to depress anyone. I've decided to stop watching the news. things are going to happen weather I watch or not...and it's my choice weather I'm happy or not..wake up in the morning telling yourself your going to have a great day...then go out and do it. it's your choice.