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Is depression the same for everyone, or can it be different?

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Last Updated: 10/01/2019 at 6:53pm
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Top Rated Answers
positiveHoliday65
November 21st, 2016 11:14am
Depression can be different. For some people depression is the result of breakdowns, for others is the result of family discussions. And that affects in different ways depending the person who suffer it.
Anonymous
December 4th, 2017 4:34am
I guess it can differ from person to person. For example it can cause insomnia in one person, but another person can simply sleep too much in order to avoid being conscious. So i think basic characteristics will be the same, but everybody has something specific added to it.
Howellsey
February 20th, 2018 6:10pm
For many people Depression is not the same. People experience depression on very different levels with many different causes. Their symptoms won't always be the same as others or they might be worse or better. It all depends really on the person.
Liliamsophia18
May 14th, 2018 7:36pm
Depression is different for each person, it is entirely related to personal experiences, however some sypmtoms are quite similar for all the people affected. But the treatment should be specific for each patient
Anonymous
June 4th, 2018 5:32pm
It can be different for everyone. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms. Some people have severe cases of depression, while others have more milder cases.
rhea752
June 26th, 2018 7:55pm
Depression is definitely different for everybody. I don't think depression or mental illness affects any one person in the same exact way.
Anonymous
May 21st, 2019 5:43am
Depression is not the same for everyone and that is expected since everyone's brains are different. There are also different scientific levels and classifications of depression, such as seasonal depression, chronic depression, moderate depression, dysthmja, depressive episodes, etc. It is sort of a broad and fascinating thing, in a depressing way. Depression can also grow and ebb. Some people may experience severities others don't. Some people may experience additional symptoms others don't. Talking about depression and how it affects us can help us find others who are suffering and form bonds, friendships or explore the nature of depression itself. Good luck!
NeverEndingRiver1899
October 1st, 2019 6:53pm
Depression is a very complex animal that can be completely different for absolutely every single different person. There is no one cure all for every person and it’s important to share every detail of what you think and feel with a professional. As difficult as it can be, it’s only when we allow ourselves to be completely honest with both ourselves and the person or people trying to help that help can truly begin. This may begin a long road to recovery, but that road will seem less daunting and get easier as long as you keep going. You may find the answer that helps you immediately, or it might take a long time, but what is the most very most important is that you do not give up.