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I have depression and it won't let up. For those who say it can be controlled your wrong. Some are sicker than other and there is nothing you can do about it. Meds didn"t work for me, You name it?

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Last Updated: 03/16/2021 at 9:16pm
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whazzup
March 24th, 2020 6:27pm
Everyone's depression is different, and responds both to different triggers and to different treatments. There are many different meds, and likewise, there are as many different styles of talking and self-help treatments. The hunt to find the right one can demoralising and tiring, but you are not alone in this. It's hard to believe that somewhere out there is a match for how you think and feel, but have faith that there is. Sometimes we take a step forward, sometimes a step back, but we will get there. Don't pressure yourself to think it must all be done at once.
Anonymous
October 19th, 2020 2:50pm
I’m sorry that you feeling that way about your depression. Depression is really valid, and such a hard thing to cope with, especially when it feels like it’s impacting everything in your life. It can be really really hard to feel like nothing is able to control it. Your right, some do have higher severities of depression than others. But, there are so many different treatment options, even more than just medications. Some other options are therapy and even some newer treatments that are becoming rapidly available. I’m really sorry to hear about the struggle that your facing, but please know that it can get better.
snowcastles
January 5th, 2021 10:11pm
Try to figure out the core reason, as to why your depression might've sprung up along the way. Understanding exactly how it has led up to your need for the use of medications is very important. Reaching out for help, and getting to know about others' perspectives about your struggles/hardships helps direct you towards creating a plan to heal, and overcoming it, when you understand what it is that you need to do in order to attain a healthier mindset. Decision-making will follow, once those measures are recognized and set in stone. No matter how long it takes, try your best to surround yourself with a positive environment. Those who spread awareness and positivity in return, once you're able to truly open up. It makes a huge difference.
DanDanTheMuffinMan
March 16th, 2021 9:16pm
Well yes. Some depression is more severe than others. But you should keep in mind that medication doesn’t work alone. You need to have a steady line of therapy. It’s up to you to find which type of therapy, and which therapist suits your personality best. No one said controlling this would be easy. But it sounds like you’re giving up on yourself. If you honestly want to get better you’re going to have to put some effort into your treatment. I know it’s hard. These types of things take bravery and courage that you may not have discovered yet. But it will get better. Only time will tell.