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How did I get depression?

39 Answers
Last Updated: 10/12/2020 at 11:55pm
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Tanyia Hughes, Adv Dip Psy

Psychotherapist

I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.

Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
March 14th, 2016 11:49pm
There is many reasons one gets depression. Rather than trying to figure out why you have it, focus on healthy ways to manage it. Trying to figure out why you have depression will drive you crazy and feed the depression.
bluelotus99
April 11th, 2016 10:25am
it's a self defense mechanism against obstacles in our lives and certain environmental factors that people faced in the past in their evolutionary process. people used to work hard during the spring and summer and make themselves ready for winter, when their metabolisms would slow down and their nerves worked slower. some people have this defensive reflex more than others as with everything else.
Maggie5632
July 26th, 2016 6:20am
When I realized I got depression, it all started from my friends taking behind my back then I started to feel very lonely
Chinmay96
October 17th, 2016 1:40pm
We don't get to depression as in general, we have it every day, all the time, at every moment, it's a part of us! And based on how we see things, cope with them, and surrounding conditions, it becomes a depression for someone but for someone else it's just a normal everyday thing! :)
Anonymous
May 22nd, 2017 5:32am
Sometimes depression happens in response to some major life changes, sometimes it's the product of trauma and abuse, some people are more prone to it because of their biology, and sometimes it just happens. No matter why you're in the state you're in now, stay strong.
Anonymous
February 20th, 2018 2:32am
Based on my experience, depression is a feeling that develops from the inability of dealing with a situation that might feel overwhelming, affecting your daily productivity potential
theeisabella
May 7th, 2018 8:09am
Depression can be caused by a couple of ways. The brain creates chemicals that can cause depression. Depression can also be obtained by genetics, and can even be formed by a traumatic event.
kdrodriguez14
September 24th, 2018 2:22pm
There's never really an answer to how us humans get depression. Sometimes for people there is something that sparks it, and other times we just start feeling depressed. You don't need an answer, because it will just drive you crazy. Think back to when you first started feeling this way. Try to think if something specific did happen to spark this feeling. If you cannot think of anything, that's okay. You don't need an answer to how you got this feeling. The best thing you can do for now is do things that bring you peace and happiness.
Anonymous
October 12th, 2020 11:55pm
There are usually tons of different factors that cause depression. Each and every single person is different really. Many people can speculate on what "made" them get depression but it almost never can be summarized in one way. Usually, figuring out what caused your depression can help you overcome it. From my personal experiences, once you feel that you know what it is, it can truly help you better yourself. It can be difficult to figure out what made you feel that way but, with time and dedication, depression can be overcome and it starts with you !