Why does depression have to be so bad at times?

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Last Updated: 03/13/2018 at 2:25pm
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Randy1
March 1st, 2015 6:49pm
I'm not sure it "has to be" so bad, but it certainly can be difficult, especially when we feel isolated and unsupported. Please consider involving yourself in the depression support group room or talking with a Listener 1 on 1.
amazingLove26
April 7th, 2015 7:21pm
depression was once described to me as the great pit of despair, it rarely has good times. The same person also said that "to get to Heaven you have to go through Hell". And maybe that is why depression is so bad at times but know that when you are going through it you are not alone, but you need to find a hand to hold as you journey through the darkness.
poothedreamer88
April 15th, 2015 4:03pm
depression makes person lonely and not allowing to think,makes blame self and kills happiness of person
Sempre
April 29th, 2015 7:46pm
You learn to appreciate your life when you hit what is seemingly rock bottom. You will only know how much you fell when you look up and you begin to realize how good you had it. Start loving life, live it with a smile and be you :)
Dovah
May 27th, 2015 12:32pm
Depression is unpredictable, and unique from person to person...Much like a fingerprint! It can be triggered by certain things, I'd recommend having a look at the self help guides here on the website, and trying to identify your potential triggers to minimize its influence c:
T1taniumx
June 5th, 2015 3:11pm
Depression has its ups and downs for sure. Sometimes it seems like everything is fine and then one moment everything might come crashing down. To tell you the truth, having ups and downs with depression is totally normal. We have to take these bad moments as they come, sometimes going out and doing things we enjoy (or used to enjoy if you are feeling down and don't want to do anything), or just listening to music or going for a walk outside can really help ground you and get you back into the reality of what really is.
soothingDew84
July 6th, 2015 9:36am
Sometimes diabetes gets really bad in the same way that sometimes depression gets really bad. It is an organic mood disorder.
Kaylanc31
September 21st, 2015 3:36am
Because we love ourselves (and friends and family) enough to know that there is something out there better for us and its the times when depression is the worst that we realize the best. Its frustrating because we see and imagine this better life and it and it seems impossible to get to and you don't know if you'll ever make it. But if you keep helping yourself, you will.
nyehJames89
January 26th, 2016 2:45am
When your body gets over-whelmed it get worse but always going outside, talking to someone, or reading helps.
Nahsha
April 12th, 2016 6:02am
I cannot give you a psychological analysis on depression. Although it is indirectly controllable, it might be hard to directly control it. It creeping up on you at random times isn't necessarily controllable amount everyone. Some can feel it coming and fight it, others cannot.
Anonymous
June 28th, 2016 5:21pm
Depression can affect all of us in different ways, yet if often goes through phases of being better and worse, some days we have times when the dpession is worse than others and this is commonly due to a change in our lives or something has happened that has made us more likely to go into depressive states, as we my have negative emotions towards that overall, and then these negative feelings can influence how bad our depression is.
Anonymous
July 12th, 2016 5:15am
because it tests to see if we are strong enough to deal and live the bolder of saddness each day. we are strong enough.
Kait
August 1st, 2016 3:05am
Feelings and emotions fluctuate and change throughout the hour, day, and week. While sometimes depression is due to an event or change in your life, sometimes it comes seemingly out of nowhere. Both types of depression are valid and both affect us in intense ways.
Shanaya26v
July 3rd, 2017 12:37pm
A general low mood can include: sadness feeling anxious or panicky worry tiredness low self-esteem frustration anger However, a low mood will tend to lift after a few days or weeks. Making some small changes in your life, such as resolving a difficult situation, talking about your problems or getting more sleep, can usually improve your mood. A low mood that doesn't go away can be a sign of depression. Symptoms of depression can include the following: low mood lasting two weeks or more not getting any enjoyment out of life feeling hopeless feeling tired or lacking energy not being able to concentrate on everyday things like reading the paper or watching television comfort eating or losing your appetite sleeping more than usual or being unable to sleep having suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself Read more about the symptoms of depression. Depression can also come on at specific points in your life, such as the winter months (seasonal affective disorder, or SAD) and after the birth of a child (postnatal depression). When to get help for low mood or depression Whatever the cause, if negative feelings don't go away, are too much for you to cope with, or are stopping you from carrying on with your normal life, you may need to make some changes and get some extra support. If you're still feeling down after a couple of weeks, talk to your GP or call NHS 111. Your GP can discuss your symptoms with you and make a diagnosis. What types of help are available? If you are diagnosed with depression, your GP will discuss all of the available treatment options with you, including self-help, talking therapies and antidepressants. Self-help Whether you have depression or just find yourself feeling down for a while, it could be worth trying some self-help techniques. Life changes, such as getting a regular good night's sleep, keeping to a healthy diet, reducing your alcohol intake and getting regular exercise, can help you feel more in control and more able to cope. Self-help techniques can include activities such as meditation, breathing exercises and learning ways to think about problems differently. Tools such as self-help books and online counselling can be very effective. If your GP has prescribed antidepressants, it's important that you carry on taking them. Read more about self-help therapies. Talking therapies There are lots of different types of talking therapies available. To help you decide which one would most suit you, talk to your GP or read about the different types of talking therapies. In some areas, you can refer yourself directly to your local psychological therapies service. Antidepressants Antidepressants are commonly used to treat depression. There are several types available. If your GP prescribes you antidepressants, they will discuss the different types and which one would suit you best. Learn more about antidepressants. When to seek help immediately If you start to feel like your life isn't worth living, or that you want to harm yourself, get help straight away. Either see your GP or call NHS 111. You can also call Samaritans on 116 123 for 24-hour confidential, non-judgemental emotional support. See some other organisations that can help with mental health issues.
WhoFawkesLock86
March 13th, 2018 2:25pm
Depression likes to play tricks on the mind. It likes making us unsure of ourselves and our emotions. And when we stagger in our belief that what we feel is real and we are worthy of help, depression feels better.