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Do people always want to get better from depression?

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Last Updated: 10/12/2021 at 5:05am
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January 6th, 2016 7:51am
Many people don't realize they are suffering from depression and they think being alone is the key to a peace of mind, when they only suppressed the pain.
January 6th, 2016 10:11am
No. It seems impossible on some realpy bad days. With nobody to talk to or listen. It feels like why , why I should I get out of it..nobody is bothered anyway. But one should get out. Cause the only thing standing is fear.
January 6th, 2016 8:02pm
No not at all. People do not want to feel miserable, but they do not want to necessarily get better either.
January 6th, 2016 10:31pm
When you are depressed it came seem like an impossible mission to get better, but ,most people would yes. Why would you want to be sad?
January 7th, 2016 5:17pm
Yes. but they don´t know where to start. It´s even hard to they to figure it out, if it is depression because of there are so many symptoms..that´s why we do need all the help we can get. Friends, family, professionals, and i know that maybe it can be embarrassing, humiliating..or even that you don´t want them to carry your "burden"..but is important to realize that they can´t guess what you have, or why you are different, feeling down for the most part of your days or why everything makes you mad, and cry all the time. They can´t guest, and you can´t and don´t deserve to face it alone. Trust and tell someone. Get help! Just telling someone, will make you feel better. Trust me.
January 8th, 2016 2:55am
Yes they do.Some can self meditcate while other have to seek help from doctors.All depends on you as a person
January 8th, 2016 5:50pm
Of course. No one wants to be depressed. However, there are people who have had depression for so long that they have gotten used to feeling down and may not even want to get better but thats because they haven't been happy for so long that they're scared and that's really sad but yes, everyone wants to get better.
January 8th, 2016 10:49pm
It depends on every person, some may thing that they do and act actively to try and get better and others may unconsciously do things that do not allow them to get better from depression.
January 9th, 2016 10:43am
yes , they must the whole world runs on a theory " Survival of the fittest " so to fight for your survival you have to be strong .
January 9th, 2016 4:18pm
A symptom of depression is no motivation or lack of interest in any and everything at times. More times than not, those who suffer from depression must make a difficult decision to receive help. Personally, it took me almost losing some of the most important people in my life to realize that I could not handle my symptoms on my own, and it was hard for me to open up to doctors and therapists that were there to help me. Not having any drive to better yourself is a symptom of depression, but you should always try your best to fight through it so that you're able to be the best you can!
January 10th, 2016 1:15pm
Always? Well it is different for everyone. Some people realise that they won't necessarily get better but simply want to manage and get through life, day by day. Some people even acknowledge that their depression has taught them things about themselves. So really it does depend, I know that many people do want to get better of course, but sometimes it's more about managing the symptoms and getting by.
January 10th, 2016 1:46pm
Some people do and it's possible, depression can always be there but you learn to be able to deal with your depression your way weather its therapy, tablets, councillor ect and sometimes people do get better.
January 10th, 2016 7:04pm
Sometimes yes and sometimes no... In my personal experience with Depression. There were times where I didn't want to get away. Why? Because I felt it was somewhat my "comfort space". If I ever got happy again I felt it was just going to crash down on me... dragging me back into a pit of despair... I didn't expect happiness to stay with me no matter how hard I tried... There was always something to ruin it... Then there's those times where you feel it's just overwhelming and it slowly takes over you, but you have no idea how to control it. Those are the times you want to get better from it....
January 10th, 2016 8:42pm
Not necessarily. Sometimes you don't even realise how bad you are and you don't feel like doing anything, not even getting better.
January 13th, 2016 2:24pm
no many resent the idea they see there depression as safety they also often become anxious about change and only when this is overcome can depression be trully treated
January 13th, 2016 7:06pm
Not always, sometimes part of the depression is that they cannot see a way to get better and it also becomes part of who they are if they experience it for so long.
January 14th, 2016 2:04am
Some people do but others don't but that's because they're afraid to get help because they afraid to appear weak.
January 14th, 2016 3:21am
No, because the nature of it urges a vicious cycle that feeds itself, sometimes going so far as to convince themselves they're fine in their dying breath.
January 16th, 2016 3:07pm
Most people want to get better from depression as depression can keep there emotions hidden from others which can cause them to bottle up emotions and become ill mentally
January 21st, 2016 11:42pm
People with depression want to get better, because nobody enjoys feeling that way. But they often stop people from helping them, because they feel as though getting help is pointless.
January 23rd, 2016 4:33am
No, they don't. Sometimes when in depression people don't think that they can get better, or don't have motivation to. Other times in other cases people might just relish in the emotions they're feeling rather than apathy or nothing at all.
January 23rd, 2016 11:32pm
No one ever wants to feel depressed or alone, some people may be more open and honest about wanting to get better but some people won't be as open about it, which is something you have to respect, if they ask for help, give it to them, but to a certain point, they can only help themselves, with the help of others, but they can only truly be 'better' if they really want to.
January 24th, 2016 8:06am
who likes to sit in the fire and burn themselves...? People dont choose their depression.. it comes to them without there choice and who does'nt want an evil to go away?
January 27th, 2016 9:45pm
Many people do not wish to, because they feel there is nothing they can possibly do for the better. Fortunately, there are many possibilities you can do to lift depression and help anyone, even your friends!
January 27th, 2016 10:47pm
I would say not always. Many people with depression think that that's just the way this world is, not that it's something that can be cured. Some may think they deserve to be depressed (which is never true! while others see it just as a personality trait of theirs. Others might think that there is simply no way to get better (also not true). So the short answer is "no" but still, if people learn about their condition, they may be more inclined to seek help when they know there is another way.
January 19th, 2021 2:35am
I think yes people do want to get better but we don’t understand what better is I understand better as understanding what your life is and what it brings to you and understanding yourself. Getting better isn’t getting rid of it it’s living with it comfortably. It’s getting to a point of life where you can comfortably accept that it is a part of you and it’s not something that you should be ashamed of it’s something you should be proud of cause you are stronger than you think you are and than you give yourself credit for
October 12th, 2021 5:05am
Part of depression is not wanting to try to get out. It can be hard to muster up even the tiniest bit of motivation, unless you are receiving support from those around you. It is a gradual process of getting to know yourself and redefining your self worth so that you can start feeling better, and in turn feeling more motivated. It doesn't come naturally, and it will be hard but after some time it get's easier (cliche, I know). The important thing is not to put yourself down, and to remind yourself that it IS NOT PERMENANT. THINGS GET BETTER.