How would you characterize your depression?
Last Updated: 12/21/2021 at 2:05pm
Tanyia Hughes, Adv Dip Psy
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.
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I would describe my depression as a mad war inside my head. The voices are my thoughts that keep pulling me down until i go crazy.
Something I let control my life too often. It is overpowering, overwhelming, and it makes my body its weight-bearer. It is the master and I am its animal.
My depression was like living in hell. I couldn't get up, i couldn't eat, i couldnt sleep. But slowly it gets better x
The cloud that has hung over me with regret, loss & sadness my whole life. It comes and goes like the storm
It feels like a suppressing feeling, like im surrounded in a thick black fog and cant get out. Nothing seems meaningful and it hurts to laugh.
My depression sometimes is really hard to overcome. the best way i find out to beat it is to sing or dance or do crazy and stupid things, alone or with friends. Sometimes my depression is stay on the bed and cry, cry hard. sometimes is only a few minutes of lonely
Consuming in every way. Sometimes it feel like it won;t go away but I keep fighting because I want to feel normal, I wanna feel safe and Happy.
As a monster that fiends on your loneliness.
Hm. I would characterize it as moderately severe and chronic. It significantly effects my every day life, it reduces my quality of life, and I basically deal with it every day.
A web that I'm begging to get out of. It's a cage with no lock. Something difficult to break.
At the worst point of it i was just numb all the time. I slept really bad, I didn't want to eat anything, I cried all the time. Maybe the worst part was that even the crying couldn't make me feel.
Depression for me was a dark, swirly deep pit. Into which i fell and upon falling, had the hardest time ever getting back up. It would take over every inch of me, envelop me until all that was left was me and my negative thoughts alone. I was scared, and felt lonely, and would sit by myself and think of ways and means to completely end it. I was too much of a coward to go through with it though. It felt like a force was pulling me over to the dark side of the moon.
I woud say My depression is like a hurricane. It on the outside may seem scary, But once you get to know me, you can see that it is calming down near the center of it.
I would characterize my depression as a feeling of numbness and indifference. I have a complete lack of emotion and drive when it comes to my everyday routine.
My depression is situational, and being spiritual, I do not tolerate anything that messes with my vibration or my feeling of ease and ne with the higherself, so I put deliberate effort to check in and rectify with ease again, not force it.
My depression feels like a dull ache inside my body that makes it difficult for me to get out of bed. Any interaction is painful and any emotion feels either too intense or too numbing to deal with. Operating like a functional human being is a challenge and being questioned makes it feel worse. Its like the ocean sucks me in and im struggling to swim back onto the shore but I cant get anywhere.
Depression is a diverse mental disorder and will seem different for everyone. To seek specific help, you can go see a therapist who can become specialized to your needs.
The characteristics of depression are sadness for a long time, lost interests in things you used to love,feeling isolated when others encourage you to join their groups you shift away.
If my depression were to have a form, it would be of a shadow. Its dark, and it lurks up behind you. It hides opposite to where the light is shining from, and sometimes it can get bigger than the object itself. Which is me when depression takes over. But just like how you can isolate and manipulate shadows by playing with the direction of the light, the shadow can minimize or even vanish. Also, you can never really get rid of a shadow. You need to walk with it. You can't walk forward by looking back at your shadow constantly. Just like how you can't ignore depression when it's there. You need to be able to tame it.
It is as this giant cloud that doesn't let me get out of bed even if I want to. It's crying out of nowhere at night when no one is listening. It's staying late taking long showers thinking what's wrong with me. It's not feeling anything but at the same time feeling terrible about everything, if that even makes sense. If also feeling worthless, even though I've got it all achieved. It's minimising the good in things and maximising the bad even if it's the littlest and most insignificant think. Depression sucks really. That's why getting help it's so important. I wouldn't be here if it were for how supportive some people have been for me. And well, that is maybe how I can describe it.
In my opinion, depression can be subjective. One person may feel as though it is consuming them and others may feel as if it fluctuates. For me, it is as if I can be doing very well and suddenly, out of nowhere, a wave of sadness and fatigue hits me and I have lost all motivation. Mine is usually seasonal. It can feel like you’ve been burnt out but there is definitely a wide spread difference between the two and you shouldn’t self-diagnose yourself. If you feel upset and tired for a long period of time, I would suggest beginning to do mindful excersises and if they don’t work, see a healthcare professional.
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