Why am I so depressed all of the time?

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Last Updated: 08/13/2018 at 5:08pm
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Top Rated Answers
Erynn
November 29th, 2014 11:19am
If you're feeling depressed for extended periods of time, it's very possible that you're struggling with a mental illness. It may be time to go talk to a doctor, GP, psychiatrist, or counselor for support. If you are struggling with a mental illness it may be that you haven't learned the proper coping skills to get through really hard time, or it may be that you have a chemical imbalance in your brain that is causing you to struggle with depression.
rayofhope11
November 24th, 2014 11:24pm
There are many well-known depression triggers: Trauma, grief, financial troubles, and unemployment are just a few, but if you are depressed and none of these apply to you, it can be hard to pinpoint a specific cause. In truth, there may not be a concrete reason for your depression.
Anonymous
November 25th, 2014 2:57pm
maybe because you're afraid in going out of your comfort zone also maybe you need more people to comfort you and you must have companion in your life
smileforawhile
December 7th, 2014 3:52am
You're the only one who can answer that question. Maybe something happened recently to cause you to feel this way. Depression is caused by numerous things.
Anonymous
December 17th, 2014 5:10am
It could be due to situational elements, chemical imbalances in your brain, or both. If you feel like your depression is happening too often or for too long, consider finding resources on how to cope and talking to a professional.
magicalWhisper61
March 20th, 2015 1:24pm
Depression can catch anybody off-guard. There is no time limit on depression, and there isn't a step-by-step guide on how to overcome it. Speaking to a loved one is a fantastic way to put the wheels in motion on the road to recovery.
Anonymous
March 27th, 2015 3:30am
This question ran through my mind constantly and still does. Depression is caused by abuse, bullying, illness, genetics, and a lot more. Finding out why your depressed is the first step to treating depression.
chanelsdaisy - Expert in Depression
June 26th, 2015 9:37pm
may there was a thing or a person who did this to you. Your body feels what it wants to feel and sometimes you do not know the reason for it. But depression can be healed.
butterflykisses27
July 11th, 2015 5:59am
Sometimes it can be weather related, work related, family, relationship. Depression manifests itself in all different things. Its a chemical imbalance in the brain and can have various triggers to each individual person. If your feeling depressed all the time the best first step is to go and see your doctor. They are the experts and can let you know the best course of action to help you cope with depression.
ILovetoListen92
March 26th, 2018 10:41am
Depression comes when we feel like we don't have control over certain aspects of our lives, which in turn makes us feel like a failure.
Slysthename
November 25th, 2014 3:08am
Depression can often stem from things that have affected you in the past, think about why you are feeling so depressed and try to get to the roots of where this is coming from, however if you seem to be becoming depressed for no good reason I recommend seeing a Psychologist or therapist that could prescribe you anti depressants as you may have a chemical imbalance in your brain, but as you are on the medication you will talk through your problems with your psychologist and hopefully destroy what seems to be causing you discomfort
Anonymous
December 20th, 2014 5:37pm
Its could be chemical. Your body could be telling you something is missing nutrient wise. Checking your health out with a trained physician may help.
Anonymous
April 10th, 2015 3:24pm
Depression is a hard illness to shake. It affects everyone differently, and if you feel numb, or down a lot, it's hard to just 'cheer up'. Because it doesn't work like that It's a mental illness and only resolving the cause of your depression would give relief.
theknight1
June 27th, 2015 3:47pm
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Anonymous
July 12th, 2015 11:11pm
If you cannot find external reasons for it such as loss, bullying, loneliness etc. it may be due to internal problems - a chemical or hormonal imbalance can make you feel more anxious, irritable, sad or depressed than usual.
MadilynRose
July 17th, 2015 7:38am
Depression is tough. There might be something that happened that's causing you to feel this way. Depression can build up over time, and eventually become unbearable. It's a good idea to look back at what's been going in your life, find when you think you started feeling depressed, and go from there. Also, a really helpful resource is the 7 Cups depression guide. Here's the link: https://www.7cups.com/depression-help-online/
Anonymous
July 25th, 2015 2:06am
Something in your environment may be troubling you. It's also possible that a medical condition might be leading to depression as well.
MiraculousMermaid13
July 27th, 2015 3:00am
It could be that you are dwelling on the past things that have made you hurt, which is understandable. You can't forget sometimes, but as long as you accept them; time will heal. I recommend trying to find things that distract you, find a hobby or something positive that will lift up you spirits and keep you thinking positive!
Anonymous
August 9th, 2015 8:03am
Sometimes people can be depressed for no reason for long periods of time. Try talking to someone like a doctor or counselor to look into the depression and get some professional help.
kittykat
August 13th, 2015 6:03pm
If you're depressed all the time, there's a good chance you're suffering from depression. When depression impairs your ability to live your life to the fullest, you should seek help from a mental health professional. If you're unable to see a mental health professional, try reaching out to online support groups (7 Cups has great forums dedicated to this!) or coping skill guides (7 Cups also has great guides dedicated to this!) for help. Depression can also come from having many life changes or stresses in a short period of time, from loss, or from lack of essential vitamins.
CielIsMe
January 19th, 2016 1:21am
Depression is like having a really bad flu. It takes time and medication to help fix the problem. Usually people stayed depressed because they aren't making an effort to change the thing that makes us unhappy. If you are making an effort it is because you aren't changing the main problem or facing the things that you are too scared to confront.
StayStrong6
February 1st, 2016 2:52pm
Maybe if there is something that is really hurting you or is standing in your way could be making you feel sad and not that happy
Anonymous
March 8th, 2016 9:54pm
Because you are unable to feel the beauty of life. There is so much to be thankful for to be depressed.
NickDB14
April 19th, 2016 11:08pm
The question is rather vague. Depression can be caused by a number of things, like regular stress in daily life.
Anonymous
June 7th, 2016 6:27am
Don't let the negative thoughts take over, always overwhelm yourself with positive thoughts and ideas. This way, you'll definitely feel loads happier. Focus on the things you love, and do things you enjoy. I'm sure this will help cheer up you're everyday.
Anonymous
March 27th, 2018 2:22am
Sometimes negative thoughts can have underlying positive intentions. Consider today for instance. You reached out to talk about your feelings. That is a positive step.
JennyTotoro
August 13th, 2018 5:08pm
There may be a trigger that is causing you feel this way. It is hard to isolate what the issue is. But you will have to think and reflect for yourself which is not a rush. Think to yourself what is making you sad and try to make it less important to you.