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Why do i feel depressed all of a sudden out of no where?

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Why do i feel depressed all of a sudden out of no where?
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December 9th, 2015 12:44am
It can be a number of factors, really. Maybe it's winter blues, or perhaps something triggered it, say, seeing a group of friends hanging out and having fun. Sometimes, people just feel down.
December 9th, 2015 5:55am
Depression can be caused by many unseeable things. Hormonal issues, burn out, and puberty can cause all of this
December 9th, 2015 1:24pm
Normally for me this happens when it has been "Triggered" by the words of someone else or when I think about someone that I miss dearly.
December 9th, 2015 5:31pm
I suffer from bipolar 2 disorder, and I feel depressed or worthless it seems out of no where all the time. I have learned to cope with it, but I know it is really difficult to deal with if you haven't identified where the source of your feelings is or what may cause it. However, it is really likely that you may have some sort of cognitive disorder that causes you to feel this way. It's important to realize that there are others out there that are willing to help you discover why this is happening.
December 9th, 2015 8:08pm
There might be little problems going on in your life that you may consider as not important or as a big deal, but those small things can pile up and create depression and sadness for no reason, sometimes you may be thinking very deeply and those thoughts can trigger your depression too.
December 9th, 2015 8:32pm
Maybe it is not depression. It could be that your body is tired or you could be mentally over worked, which makes your body and/or brain to shut some functions off, which are not that important. You could practice yoga/meditation for say 20-30 min daily. It should make you feel refreshed and energized. Also, proper amount of rest is equally important and so is a good healthy balanced diet, as improper diet could also cause such reaction to your body.
December 10th, 2015 4:37am
Depression can come in many circumstances. It can be when your sad, when something triggers or even when you are stressed.
December 10th, 2015 7:49pm
You must look at all possible causes. Is it a recent situation making you feel this way? Hormones? New medication. Look at all choices
December 11th, 2015 2:44pm
You may of recalled a past bad situation, if not, some trouble may of gone on and it may of upset you, just remember you're better than other people, and youre worth it.
December 12th, 2015 12:06am
It could have been triggered by anything , a memory , word , place , feelings and thoughts it can appear out of nowhere
December 12th, 2015 10:53am
Have you gone through any stressful situation lately? Is there anything that is happening in your life that may have caused you to feel depressed?
December 12th, 2015 11:37am
clouded up emotions that wants to be felt that you try not to confront. these emotions build up and in time will come forward and make you feel depressed. it is best to deal with every situation as they come don't hide it.
December 12th, 2015 4:37pm
You may feel depressed out of no where for a number of reasons, I know the feeling from personal experience. It could be a number of things which you don't realise are effecting you, but I find what helps is taking some time out to myself, if you continuously feel this way, I suggest discussing getting some counselling as this can help when you are feeling depressed a lot.
December 12th, 2015 6:52pm
Sometimes there's just not really a reason. It can be unexplainable but I've been in your place before. For some people its a symptom of depression. I have depression and I find ever since I had it that's only when I really ever felt depressed for no reason but its different for everyone. It doesn't necessarily mean you have depression
December 13th, 2015 5:11pm
It always has a basis. Either pent up emotions or some triggering factors. Idle mind. Overanalysing. And it pounces in our most vulnerable state- just before sleeping or relaxing.
December 13th, 2015 7:37pm
This probably isn't depression if it came from nowhere and you've never felt this way before. It is most likely some degree of sadness and will go away with time. If it persists for extended periods, it may be helpful to talk to your doctor.
December 14th, 2015 10:06am
There are a lot of answers for this question which often come down to a few key concepts, physical health, mental health and just simple chemical imbalance in your brain. If you do feel like as though you are progressively suffering from this, you might want to talk to someone you trust or mental health services.
December 16th, 2015 9:32am
Depression is a type of disorder that' causes the victim to be sad all the time. The victim could be all happy, but deep inside, they're sad, and sometimes the sadness can just break out of that cage and you'll start feeling sad/start crying over nothing.
December 30th, 2015 6:18pm
This is a good question, and I can't say I have an answer, but In my personal experience I've realized that this usually happens when I don't get enough sleep and am tired, or if I haven't been physically active lately, try getting outside, getting some exercise or just moving a little bit, maybe go out shopping or something, but that's just me, however there's been many studies showing exercise is a great mood booster
December 31st, 2015 4:40pm
Because you're a human! It's that easy. Try to embrace your emotions and understand them better. Writing your thoughts on a piece of paper of sharing them with a friend (or here, on chat) can really help.
January 3rd, 2016 3:32am
Sadness creeps up on us, weather it is a combination of a bunch of small things or a past big thing, our emotions are bigger than us and our minds react accordingly.
January 3rd, 2016 6:01pm
You may have been triggered. Sometimes it could have been something that you saw or heard. It isn't your fault. It could have been environmental
January 3rd, 2016 7:56pm
Sometimes something could be happening in your life that you don't realize is bothering you. Once you recognize what is bothering you by spending some time thinking, you can try to do whatever you can to make yourself feel better.
January 6th, 2016 2:51am
You feel depressed? What has been on your mind lately, and making you feel the way you do such as depressed?
January 6th, 2016 4:40am
Something to feel depressed because things coming to our mind. Because we ceased of the reminders of other things or we hear things that make us remember unpleasant moments
January 6th, 2016 7:39am
Losing hope or experiencing a death/trauma. When things are not going as planned and one gets frusterated
January 9th, 2016 4:56pm
it might be a memory that suddenly pops up into your recollection awareness. it is not your fault. it might have been something that has been bothering you in the past but you didn't have the time or the intention to investigate it at the time. it can be helpful to look at it carefully with kindness and forgiveness.
January 9th, 2016 6:46pm
Could happen to anyone of us, You never know... Could be Traumas. memories? Or Just Friends... It could be you have a bad circle of friends, So you never know what could happen... Or Your family or friends? Just think about something that couldve happend... Or Explain us what you feel...
January 10th, 2016 2:19pm
that's just something that happenes to all of us .. don't give up to that sadness .. stay in a group most of the time .. find a hobby ... fill your time ... have a record of all the good things that happenes to you .. a note book for example with pictures and all ... and whenever you're sad , go remember the good stuff
January 13th, 2016 4:37am
Depression can sneak up like that and it's the worst. It sometimes can be triggered by things that are done or seen.