To continue the analogy that depression is like a world of grey, one must wonder, what kinds of things removed the color from that world to begin with? It could be neuroses that result from unstuck or unresolved traumatic experiences, or the absence of something that fulfils a certain need in the person.
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October 27th, 2014 11:47pm
Depression is linked with so many other issues. It's like a black hole in which you fall. Consider yourself as Alice, you fall in the rabbit's hole. Well depression is kinda like that. You find yourself being surrounded with all these thoughts making you dizzy. You think taking the pain out on yourself will make the pain inside go away but it doesn't.
Depression leads to so many more issues. Self-harm, anorexia, bullimia, voices inside your head making you go paranoid. All of these are linked to depression.
Depression is linked with bullying, family troubles, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, relationship problems, and low self-esteem. If you are experiencing any of these problems it may be appropriate to do some research on depression or maybe visit a therapist/psychologist.
Mental illnesses are really complex things. I think it is common for Depression to often also present in someone alongside Anxiety, but there are many other combinations that are possible. Those two are just talked about a lot in popular discourse because Anxiety and Depression are some of the more socially acceptable mental illnesses. It really just depends on the individual. Depression and eating disorders would also be a common combination.
Depression can easily be linked with numerous other issues such as anxiety, schizophrenia, dysmorphia, stress, repression, addiction, environment, self harm, alcoholism, and bi-polar. It is very common to suffer from Depression, though some cases are worse than others. In cases of Depression that is linked to other problems, recognizing the root of your Depression will help you in overcoming it. Attacking the main source of your issues will eventually help you get back into control of your life and your emotions. Talking about what is making you depressed and why will usually help you in figuring out what is linked to your Depression and causing you to feel the way you are.
Depression, if you ask me, has to do with anger and regret about the past. Once we can cut the cord to the past, and live in the now, you'll find that there is nothing to be depressed about. Sorrow needs a hook to hang on, but happiness, peace, love, and gratitude, are our very nature, once we scratch the surface hard enough.
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June 27th, 2016 10:05pm
Depression could be linked to anxiety and general low moods. As far as I'm aware, a lot of people who suffer with addiction also suffer from mental disorders like depression
Depression can be linked to any number of different things. Anxiety is a common one you hear with depression. Eating disorders also go hand in hand with depression. They can either cause, or be caused by, depression. For example, a divorce in the family can cause depression, while depression is able to case an eating disorder. Any form of abuse, drug, physical, emotional, etc.. can lead to depression, or vice versa. It really depends on the person, and what they've gone through.
Depression is rarely a 'stand alone' condition. Because it limits a persons ability to initiate activities and maintain focus, it can also bring on a Generalized Anxiety (Disorder), which might be viewed as a realization that something is Wrong and the lack of the ability to successfully cope or manage that feeling. Also, many people with depression suffer from sleep disturbances. Whether it be nightmares, being unable to sleep, or sleeping in excess, the normal state of alertness is gone. Apathy is another common side effect of Depression: not being able to feel good, or even much at all; which can interfere with relationships and obligations. Also, frequently, a person looses interest in those things which formerly were found to be pleasurable.
All of these symptoms rob life of it's joy and meaning, and often begin a slide in to suicidal ideations (thinking about self-harm). These thoughts in turn bring on a sense of alarm, triggering a cascade of all the aforementioned symptoms. If these feelings and loss of functions persist for long enough, the person is at great risk for Financial, Social, and Physical ruin.
I think that depression often comes together with anxiety. I know, it seems stupid, because we usually define depression as "feeling nothing" and anxiety as "feeling too much" but as my psychiatrist said, "sometimes you feel so much, that you start feeling nothing" and it totally makes sense.
Also, I believe that eating disorder (not eating or over eating), as well as sleep issues (sleeping too much or can't sleep at all) goes side by side with depression.
Something that is very important to notice is suicidal thoughts. Poeple with depression is reporting them very often, so it's a risk factor :(
Futhermore, I believe that low self-esteem, bullying has a lot to do with depression, but it's more like some causes than side effects.