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Will I always have depression?

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Last Updated: 12/10/2018 at 2:41am
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December 28th, 2015 11:13pm
There are coping techniques you can use to help or an alternative is see a doctor so they can talk about the best treatment for you as everyone is different.
January 14th, 2016 3:23am
Not if you put up a fight with it (psychologists, more professionals, et cetera to help you through if you need that).
January 14th, 2016 12:47pm
no it is not like that no one can be always depressed life is like cycle always look panoramic view of life and you will realize nothing is permanent
January 14th, 2016 1:42pm
Feeling at ease is a something you decide. Depression is just a tag for confusion and lack of ability on managing your own emotions. Becoming aware of your emotions and learning to embrace them as they are is the key to find ease. Mindfulness can help-
January 16th, 2016 4:43pm
Will you always have depression? Well, consider all of the great opportunities in your life and great people you have all around you.
January 16th, 2016 8:37pm
Everything gets better and so will you. It's a long path but you'll come out in a better place. Please hold on.
January 17th, 2016 2:10pm
No, you wont. But only if , when you try and wanted to get rid of it. You have to fight for yourself.
January 17th, 2016 7:14pm
No. You will always find happiness somehow, someway. Therefore, focus on finding happiness. Goodluck
January 17th, 2016 7:28pm
I still find myself slipping in a dark place occasionally, but I now have the tools to cope a lot better. Plus I have the support of a good partner and I really think that helps. So, my answer is that many people might well always have some level of depression, but they will learn to cope with it. It does get better. Please remember that.
January 20th, 2016 9:05pm
you won't, depression won't go away suddenly but it will slowly fade away, it maybe doesn't look like it, but it really does
January 22nd, 2016 3:11pm
Deression can be caused by you overhinking incidents in your life or because of someone. You are the person getting affected by depression. It's your choice what you want to feel. You are overthinking stuff and drawing conclusions and driving yourself mad. Get something to do. Depression isnt easy to deal with. You cant just not care about some things in your life but if you care too much, its your loss aint it? You somewhat choose to be depressed. Like find something fun or interesting. Go the mall, watch a movie, read a book, run, exercise, go out with your friends. Enjoy your life while you can. Things in your life will come and go. If you're always depressed, you"ll never enjoy life. Be positive, its tough i know. You chose to be depressed and only you can get rid of youre depression if you want to.
January 23rd, 2016 3:03am
When you feel at your lowest, always remember that things can only go up from there! Things to get better ,they always do! You just have to try to be positive, and remove toxic things from your life. Be strong, and find things about yourself to love.
January 23rd, 2016 4:39am
In almost all cases, will be a cure. Whether it is with medication, therapy, or time depression can be dealt with.
January 23rd, 2016 6:38am
You will not always have depression i believe you just need the right people to talk with you. Please contact me if you would like to talk to me about this.
January 23rd, 2016 10:55am
No you don't just because someone can help you and things will get better with the time. Needing help it's normal, don't be scared to it
January 23rd, 2016 3:17pm
Depression almost always comes back but you do get "breaks" from it. Getting a therapist can help a lot
January 23rd, 2016 11:24pm
It depends. You should ask yourself these questions- do you really want to cure yourself? Are you ready to make a change in your life and get away from the things that are making you drown?
January 25th, 2016 5:01am
Remember, sadness is always temporary.. This too, will pass. Our sorrows and wounds will heal. We need to have the hope and the compassion to get healed. It does not matter how slowly you heal, as long as you do not stop.
January 27th, 2016 1:58am
No you will not my friend. Things get better, they really do. I know its hard to believe and feel that way right now, its scary to be going through what you are.. I have been there, just like you, and its terrifyng. But after the hurricane passes comes the sunshine. It will improve by light years, soon you will be able to taste the sunshine.. One day this will all be a faint memory
January 27th, 2016 7:27am
I order to beat depression is just a matter of motivating yourself and trying new stuff even though you don't feel like it. Friends and family should believe in you, but more important you should believe in yourself.
January 27th, 2016 9:00pm
Depression is something that canbe cured. So don't worry that you will always have to feel this way. It seems like there is no end but there will be. There are treatments to make you feel happy again. Because you deserve it. If you have depression think about talking to someone about it. With the help of a psychologist I know that you can make it through this. And don't forget: You are beautiful ♥
January 27th, 2016 10:49pm
No, it all up to the person. depression is hard to come out of but in order to come out of it is seeking help either professional,family or friend. Once speaking about why you are depress it helps the mind set ease and make you feel a little more better, little by little it may not happen all at once. Some therapist provide medication to help with your depression but either you not seeing a therapist or dont want to take medication theres always other options such as speaking to someone. Remember happiness is a choice and its all up to you if you want to come out of that depression,
January 28th, 2016 12:27am
No is the simple answer. The complicated answer? It all depends on you. And how hard you work for happiness. If you truly want to be happy again, then you will be. You just have to have hope, remind yourself it will be better. Your depression is a part of your life path, but it isn't who you are. It doesn't define you. And it never will.
January 30th, 2016 7:01pm
No, You will overcome your depression it's just a matter of time. But you are strong and beautiful and can get though anything. I belive in you.
February 4th, 2016 3:02am
Emotions fluctuate you may find the one joy in your life that will remove all of the fear, doubt, or pain you are feeling. However you will only get to that point if you work towards progression.
February 4th, 2016 6:04am
Depression comes and God surround yourself with positive vibes to stay happy and don't let others bring you down just happy people
February 4th, 2016 10:29pm
Only if you decide to. You can either choose to take control of your mind or continue to abdicate from the responsibility to pick the life you probably claim you want.
February 5th, 2016 1:34am
You might. Some depression is temporary, some comes and goes, and some lasts a lifetime. Only time, and therapy and medication, will tell.
February 5th, 2016 2:48am
For some people depression is battled a lifetime and others it's only temporary. Remember that it does get easier to deal with no matter how long you have it. You learn to understand it and yourself better.
February 6th, 2016 12:45am
Depression may seem like a never ending cycle but with help and support depression can be overcomed and life will look brighter.