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Can you get addicted to depression?

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Last Updated: 02/25/2020 at 3:20am
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Feeling depressed or anxious can be so overwhelming. I want to help you feel better and be able to enjoy life. You are not alone and you deserve emotional support.

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February 22nd, 2019 3:00am
To be quite simple, yes! It's something that can definitely happen, especially with long term depression. When you've had something for long enough, it can feel scary to let it go, because it feels like you are taking a step into the unknown. Depression is comfortable, you know how you will feel when you wake up, and you can always count on that feeling of depression to affect you the same way. It's like a routine you can develop. It's important to know that you aren't alone with this feeling and that many other people feel they have an addiction to depression as well.
February 25th, 2020 3:20am
Yes. And as weird as it sounds, yes you can. If you're uncomfortable of change, you might. And you know the worst part of it is people do not even realized it. They get so blinded by their need for constant that they actually do not even realized when sometimes they're presented with great opportunities to help them grow. It could be very devastating. Even more than a drug addiction because you can got for therapy and get. Over drugs for once hut depression is a mental illness and when your mind doesn't want to change and grow you can't. Not unless you fight for it. If you're going through this, we can only encourage you but you yourself have to fight for your growth that's been hindered by you, yourself. I genuinely wish you all the luck and support. 🍀🤞 ~dream