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What part of me is the real me, and what part is the depression?

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Last Updated: 07/17/2018 at 11:58pm
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Paola Giordani, Psychoanalyst

Licensed Psychoanalyst

I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up.

Top Rated Answers
January 24th, 2015 1:19pm
Sometimes you feel like its gonna be okay.You feel strong and can bear it all.You see the good things in life.You hope.That is real you.Depression is the think that nobody cares about you,nobody would notice if you were gone and nothings matter cause nothing change in life everything is dark.This is depressions thought not yours.
April 1st, 2015 9:10pm
All of it is you. The scars make you who you are, however, depression can give us irrational and temporary thoughts that we think will stay but go away. This can get better with support and help. The real you is your unique self, whoever that might be.
April 11th, 2015 10:48am
It's all abstract. Whatever way you want to distinguish it is subjective. *************************
May 8th, 2015 4:59pm
You know deep down what is you. The little voice inside you that says I want to get better, I want to do something, I want to live my life
May 16th, 2015 7:44pm
Depression does not define you, its just something you experience in your life. Never left it take over you. You are still same person your just not feeling happy! And you can overcome depression, it's not a permanent condition.
June 26th, 2018 12:12pm
There is no line between the real you and depression. I think that the way you are today, is the way life has shaped you, and if life is depression then so be it. You are the outcome of sunny days and rainy days mixed together with a pinch of fairy dust.
January 25th, 2015 5:50pm
The part that tells you lies about yourself is the depression. The lies about how you are a horrible person and will manage nothing.
March 14th, 2015 12:43am
The real you is the part of you that feels and lives in emotions, the depression is the monster that eats away at your happiness and keeps you ruminating in sadness.
May 7th, 2015 1:56am
The real me, or what use to be before depression took over, was a girl who saw the world in different perspectives. I always had a smile on my face, helping others, but now that its took over, I don't know who I am anymore, or the person I've become, hiding behind a simple smile that isn't real.
December 28th, 2015 2:44pm
Depression can sometimes feel like that is all we are. It can be difficult to overcome but not impossible. You may not feel like yourself when suffering with depression and it is important to remember this.
November 13th, 2017 4:51pm
The real me is going outdoors and having fun. Laughing most of the time. The depression part of me is random sad thoughts that end up in tears.
March 27th, 2018 5:26pm
The real me is the one who isn't acting in fear, the person who creates good not bad and faces herself with honesty. The depression is the big ugly hovering cloud telling her to act out in anger, to self destruct and believe in unworthiness.
July 17th, 2018 11:58pm
depression is just a mean little elf trying to annoy you and when you get rid of it smiling all the time makes your cheeks hurt!