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Why does feelings of depression always seem to get worse over time?

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Last Updated: 01/14/2019 at 6:37pm
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May 14th, 2015 7:22am
Because we feel like there's no one who supports us, or knows the real us, and we feel like no one understands us, we ended up feeling depressed. We feel more depressed and feel like things seem to get worse and worse at time because the pressure that we put to ourselves and the pressure that other put behind us. We can't never escape that, that's for sure. But we can try to reduce it with the help of our beloved one. I mean like being supported by them. I think, the other way to reduce is that you shouldn't push yourself too hard. When you put too much pressure to yourself, you might end up break later on. And it's pretty ugly and pretty bad. And I'm sure you don't want to see yourself exploded, right? Not literally exploded, though. Like you can't control yourself. It's really awful hahah. Well I hope you're going to feel better and still be able to control yourself. You should put this in your mindset that you're able to cope it. Even though maybe you might be failed, don't ever stop trying, okay? Let's try together, to survive I mean.
March 27th, 2015 5:19pm
It's hard to get out of depression in general, it's basically like if you're stuck in a room with a door that's locked from the outside. Sometimes, you either have to break down the door or you have to ask someone to open it for you, sometimes you really need help to get out of depression. It gets worse because of the fact that you feel like you're alone and bothersome, that you have no one to turn to and it's hard to see through that.
May 5th, 2015 8:58pm
Depression is an ongoing battle that we often feel like we are losing, you have to remember to never give up and to keep fighting no matter how bad things may seem because they do get better
May 7th, 2015 7:47pm
one reason i think depression gets worse over time is because you haven't talked to anyone about it i know it a big step to take just to say anything to anyone but can make it 10 times better and get it all out not just keep it in and suffer. (spelling and grammar is bad sorry)
May 9th, 2015 6:48pm
Unless you get help, your feelings will get more and more out of control. It's vital that you learn coping strategies to try and control them.
June 23rd, 2015 11:18pm
I think that the longer our minds dwell on the subject that is triggering or depression the more or minds can bog us down with negativity instead of solutions
July 13th, 2015 11:44pm
Depression makes you feel as though you're trapped, and over time it feels like as though the walls are closing in. This happens, at least in my opinion because of two reasons. Firstly, once someone knows that they are going through depression, it becomes a pseudo-addiction where thats all they can think about. This leads to them feeling further cut away from society. To combat this, a hobby is essential so that there is an escaped from the chains that trap you down. Secondly, a person going through depression fails to see that as dark as things might get, there are flickers of light everywhere waiting to be seized. To combat this, I feel that counting your blessings everyday can be a good way to go.
August 31st, 2015 7:13pm
Unfortunately in life, things often seem to get worse before they get better. Mental and emotional distress is something that has the potential to snowball over time, and you're not alone. It's a common occurrence in which takes time and effort to alleviate :).
September 15th, 2015 5:56am
This might mean your life is becoming more difficult both mentally and physically. Talk to one of our many listeners to help guide you during your time of need.
August 9th, 2016 9:25pm
Things seem to get worse because, left alone, depression really does get worse over time and you could look at it like a cave: The deeper you go in, the darker it gets.
November 22nd, 2016 8:05pm
Feeling depressed can feel a lot like falling down a big black hole. The longer you are in the depression the deeper you go and it seems like you will never get out and you have lost the light altogether. There are strategies you can use to gain a foothold and begin to climb up. Slowly but very steadily you get stronger and stronger.
March 6th, 2018 4:37am
because after a while you get used to feeling that way and its like the jar is filling up. you need to let some of it go.
April 23rd, 2018 4:11am
Feeling of depression always seems to get worse overtime because of the feeling doesn’t get better and new overlapping feelings can develop too.
January 14th, 2019 6:37pm
I think the word always is dangerous here. Depression can get worse over time but it does not have to get worse over time. With all the resources now on battling and treating depression, and education even pharmacology and advancements in psychological treatment, a person has a strong chance of learning to manage and beat their depression. Nothing has to always here. The only always I would suggest is the one that always recognizes the importance of one’s mental health. Not taking that for granted even for someone not struggling with depression, is important for a healthier happier life.