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What does depression feel like?

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What does depression feel like?
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KaykoSans
December 23rd, 2015 7:29pm
Its a cage inside society everything goes on where you just stand still afraid to do something wrong
fluffyunicorn23
December 23rd, 2015 11:13pm
It sucks. With me I feel like they can both contribute to the other and that sucks. It can be hard to deal with sometimes but talking to a counselor or professional helped me.
Anonymous
December 24th, 2015 9:00am
To have depression and anxiety its like always being sad and nervous. For me i am always tired and i dont eat that much. With depression its like carrying around a 50lbs weight with you all the time.
alwaysbelieve8
December 24th, 2015 6:50pm
It's like driving a BMW with out driving licence...everything seem wrong food is directly connected to puke ..sleep is directly connected to seductives
squeek
December 25th, 2015 8:30am
Its pretty difficult to discribe its like you don't want to get out of bed in the morning but your worried about everything your gonna miss if you don't
Nicoll
December 25th, 2015 11:00am
It's really hard, you feel like there's nothing that can make you feel better. I felt like i'm not worth for anything and i'm not good enough for anyone. I felt so empty inside and it just didn't go away. I suffered from depression few years and the thing which helped me was that i have found a few people who can make me feel like they actually care about me and helped me see the things in better way. I'm still struggling from anxiety although it's much better. I have a big support from my loved ones and that really helps me out.
outgoingPlum171
December 25th, 2015 7:07pm
It's like there's a heavy elephant sitting on top of you in the middle of a shopping mall. You're being pressed down by your depression to where you don't feel as inclined to participate or anything. You feel sad and worthless and it gets really tiring to feel this way, so you end up being tired all of the time. But anxiety keeps you stressed and awake at night so you never sleep as much as you like. The anxiety is why I said "in the middle of a shopping mall." It feels like everyone's just waiting on you to mess up or that they're always pointing out your flaws and weaknesses--even when they aren't. It makes you worry about every little thing, even things that have a very low percent of happening; unrealistic things. Having both anxiety and depression is a very hard thing to have to deal with, but it can get better with support from others, patience, and time taken for self-appreciation and self-acceptance.
StormyAngles18
December 25th, 2015 8:25pm
In my own personal experience with having depression and anxiety its very difficult at times. Sometimes you don't want to leave the house and with anxiety you constantly feel worried and feel like everything will go wrong. Sometimes its so bad where you need medication to help relieve symptoms of both/.
Maddiejb202
December 26th, 2015 11:11am
it is drowning in your own pool. it is dragging a rock wherever you go. It is wanting to be happy but you aren't able to be. it is waking up everyday and wanting to go things but feeling like you aren't able too emotionally and physically. Depression is a horrible thing and I do not wish it upon anybody.
Anonymous
December 27th, 2015 1:31am
The world seems very cloudy and grey when you compare it to your past. Your dreams are always full of self doubt and feeling lost at times. Finding a way out seems impossible.
Anonymous
December 27th, 2015 7:57am
anxiety its about always thinking in the future, of what could go wrong or what things you can prevent; And depression is the opposite actually you think about the past so having bot can be a major pain
Anonymous
December 27th, 2015 9:35am
having depression feels like you have an excess weight upon you and it truly drags me down in everyday life situations. Anxiety makes me feel worthless and not being able to do anything right
Anonymous
December 27th, 2015 4:21pm
depression and anxiety is very stressful way of living,often times people living without depression perceive depression as sadness which can be overcome by the persons suffering from it.depression howerver is a chronic condition of continual sadness which is not based on any physical limiting condition depression and anxiety manifest irrespective of the persons financial or professional achievement it is characterized by intense feeling of worthlessness emptiness and deep unfathomable pain the suffer constantly feel they are living a aimless life
Anonymous
December 27th, 2015 5:35pm
Depression makes you think that all is hopeless, and there is nothing left to look forward to in life, and anxiety makes you fear happiness, love, hope, life. Its a scary place to live.
radiantFlute19
December 27th, 2015 10:13pm
It is miserable. There is no sugar coating that. But that does NOT mean it isn't treatable. I came out a new person. Looking back, getting help was the best thing I've ever done. Help is okay.
LaylaCipher
December 27th, 2015 10:57pm
It's like nothing in this world makes sense, it's when your chest becomes tight and you feel like you can't breathe, it is when you can't enjoy anymore the small things in life and all you can feel is complete sadness. Feeling fear from no actual reasons. Feeling more dead rather than alive.
Anonymous
December 30th, 2015 4:08am
Having depression and Anxiety are some of the worst things in the world. It stops you from living your life and it tries to take you down and turn you into something your not. Even though it does these things i believe everybody has there own way of dealing with it and i believe that everyone who has depression and anxiety are just as equal to people who don't. so if you have depression or anxiety or both. I give you props for waking up everyday dealing with it and living your life
warmsoul26
December 30th, 2015 5:06am
Depression is like...being numb. Its not just the feeling of sadness its really the feeling of nothing. It pops up at any time. Depression is having no motivation. At night you just stare at the ceiling because you have no motivation to close your eyes. Anxiety is the complete opposite. Its like someone is yelling "Fire! Fire!" or "This is an emergency!" you are always alert. And having both...its terrible. If your laying in bed anxiety would be saying "Come on! Hurry up! Get up! Danger!" but depression is saying "Whats the point? It doesn't even matter anymore" its a constant struggle...a battle. Its very difficult to go through.
Shunyata
December 30th, 2015 3:07pm
Having depression is like not feeling anything. Having anxiety feels like feeling every emotion possible.
OliviaHope21
December 30th, 2015 3:38pm
Personally, I suffer with anxiety. I don't label myself as a person who has it because I don't want the attention. It is extremely difficult to do things with so little confidence, but 7 Cups gives me that boost in which I am able to help other people and see past the uncertainty within me. I love it and wouldn't change a thing about myself.
Anonymous
December 30th, 2015 6:38pm
Depression is feeling like you are alone even though there are people all around you. Like a feeling of isolation. Anxiety is feeling like the entire world is falling around you and there is nothing you can do but sit there and watch.
WhisperingPiano
December 30th, 2015 10:31pm
Everyone experiences it differently but here are my thoughts: Anxiety feels like being unsafe, like something is terribly wrong. I also feel there are different types of anxiety: 1. Physical- that you think something is wrong with you and could be something serious (like a funny pain or ache) 2. Anxiety over a specific thing- for example "Did I embarrass myself last night?" "Doe my boyfriend actually love me? Oh no, is he made?" And obsessing over it. 3. Generalised (and my worst)- Everything is FINE , you could be at home watching your favourite show and just have this terrible uneasy feeling in your gut.
magnificentSoul39
December 31st, 2015 1:21am
It's like constantly having a ball and chain attached to your leg, slowly getting heavier if you try and ignore it
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 7:32am
It's like feeling no one ever cared about you. You're too blind to see ones who love you, and you think no one loves you. If you notice all the good people around, it'll be just like before :)
salomons
December 31st, 2015 8:48am
Like carrying heavy stones for no use at all. Just leave them and walk then run and be happy in life.
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 7:35pm
It feels like you're sinking but still breathing and everyone else is just over you. Anxiety is really hard to explain. It is like being anxious about almost everything and not knowing why.
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 11:17pm
It can be really hard. It is tough to put exact words to what it feels like. It is constant worrying and sadness.
AD20
January 1st, 2016 8:17am
Depression is like, I don't really know how to explain/ describe it. You are somewhat always tired, you don't enjoy things as much, you aren't as happy as you used to be. You seem to be a bit lazy.
sworkerpplegictaranahanif
January 1st, 2016 1:31pm
I'm gonna go real simple about these two facts. When you are stuck,worried and totally in going no where situation about something or few things then you are depressed about the fact. And you are not able to concentrate on any other thing properly. It's better to talk tosomeone about it and know what do exactly or doing what would help you. & for me when you are not sure about a fact or a thing or a situation but you are worried about it without knowing what to do and what not to do is your anxiety. You keep thinking about it all day long but don't if it's true or actually happening or what actually to be done! ! Many things go within you and you keep asking yourself new possible questions or worries or possibilities. The best is to learn and practice to let go of it slowly. To concentrate on something that's important to do that very moment other than worrying or thinking about or bein anxious. Chill out!! Relax!!
Marumarinuki1
January 1st, 2016 1:44pm
They're two different mental problems, and they also behave different in every person. Usually, having depression is feeling generally sad and empty. Even if you can't find a reason. You don't really feel alive; not very active, loss of interest... Anxiety is usually identified with fear, panic, stress... There are a lot of types of anxiety. (Social, phobic...) But normally you sweat a lot, feel paranoid, steadily worried... The important topic here is that if you feel like this you should visit a doctor. They know a lot more about this than us and can help you. Also, talk about it. There're a lot of people out there who feel the same as you and are really comprehensive. Don't worry!