January 18, 2007 7:55am CST
what classes as depression in the eyes of others? i personally suffered what i would class as adolecent depression, and then later on, post natal depression. as a teen, i would get upset, then instead of letting feelings out, i kept them in until i self harmed, this was not a good thing, but was how i coped until i learned that others did not mind listening. later, when i had my son, i found i was crying all the time, no amount of talking did anything for me, but i went to the doctors knowing i had signs of depression, with the right tablets, i "snapped out of it". my boyfriend suffers what he calls depression, and yet it is totally different to anything i have felt, he is happy to tell anyone who will listen what is wrong, and how he feels, he has had prescriptions, and yet still "mopes" around blaming the world. is he depressed, or is it just that nothing will ever truely make him happy?
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19 Jan 07
It's hard to say without knowing him, but he sounds like a moper and not depressed to me. If he wants to blame the world for his problems, sounds more like a character weakness to me. I suffer from depression and I tend to blame myself for my troubles when having a bad time.
18 Jan 07
i do not think he has depression.out here we just say don,t worry about him just a wringing pom must of them are like that. ha ha ha ha ha ha getting creamed in the test does that to pommys. All jokes aside see if you can get him to see a doctor.