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Will it ever go away? Why does my depression keep coming back just when I think it's all better?

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Last Updated: 11/05/2019 at 11:43am
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September 1st, 2015 5:24am
Your depression will go away, don't worry. Hopelessness is a common symptom of depression, so if you think you're never going to get better try to remember that that is just your depression making you think that way; it's not true. If your depression keeps coming back and won't get better, this can be because of stress. So finding ways to lower the amount of stress you're currently experiencing could help! Another thing to think about is whether it could be caused by a physical problem. Some conditions that can cause people to experience depression symptoms include anemia, hypothyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, and vitamin B-12 deficiency. Another commonly suggested yet very effective way of improving depression is eating healthier. I hope this helped! Good luck. :)
April 1st, 2015 6:35pm
Because it's just not that easy. Nothing is ever easy. But you can't give up. Just the fact that it was getting better is enough motivation, you just have to keep hanging on!
January 26th, 2016 12:33am
That's cause you not letting go of the past n you keep putting up with negative thoughts n your head n over thinking repeatedly, not giving your self a chance to make things work 😊
November 28th, 2016 5:48am
I can only answer for myself, but for me, depression comes in cycles. Everything can be fine for a very long time, but then things will turn dark again. But then just like the darkness always seems to show up again, I know the light will always be there again, too. It took me many years to figure this out.
August 29th, 2016 12:28am
For people with chronic depression, I am not sure it's realistic to think that your depression will ever go away completely. Get better, yes, but not go away. There are many reasons your depression could be sneaking back up on you. Oftentimes people feel great for weeks or months, and then they stop using what I call their Tool Box - medications, meditation, journaling, etc all of the strategies that helped them feel better. Sometimes we forget that those strategies don't just help us feel better momentarily - when done consistently we will continue to feel better. I have also seen many people who feel better and then stop taking their mental health medications. This is probably one of the most detrimental things that you could do.
June 11th, 2018 7:45pm
I find it's best to think of depression the same as you would diabetes. It will always be a part of you that you will need to address if you wish to remain healthy. It doesn't "go away" but you will have times where it's more easily managed than other times. You will have times when, even when you're taking your meds and monitoring what you're doing properly- there will be bad days. It will never be "gone." It will just be more or less manageable.
January 5th, 2016 10:49pm
Depression's cure is a matter of a long period of time and patience, with several advancements and mishaps. Keep going! :)
November 16th, 2015 5:11am
It just depends how you look at it. For some it will always be there at the back of they're mind. Others can just ignore it.
January 12th, 2016 1:01pm
Because it is a reocurring sickness. There is no actual reason necessary for the depression to come again.
February 16th, 2015 7:05pm
Sometimes we need medication to help with this. Depression can be caused by a chemical disorder. The medication just stabilizes the feelings so you are not always on a roller coaster ride.
May 2nd, 2015 4:05am
The hardest part about depression is facing the reality that it may never go away. It really depends on the individual; however, by finding different things that help you to forget about it or at least think less about it it will improve and, over time, the out look of those that are depressed will grow and change into something much better.
April 11th, 2017 1:59am
Both yes and no. Yes, it will go away at some point in your life; you're going to have good days, with smiles and laughs and things going the way you wanted. But some days, you are going to wake up with that same awful feeling and want to stay in bed all day. It's never going to completely go away, but years from now, you'll be able to get through it alive and well. Life is full of ups and downs; if it was all ups, we would never appreciate them because there are no downs to compare them to! But in the end, it'll all be alright.
June 13th, 2016 2:08pm
Many factors may cause a long-lasting depression. In my case it was a thyroid deficiency. Consult a professional- psychologist, family doctor, psychiatrist etc. for further treatment.
November 28th, 2017 9:22am
It will go away, but you have to keep looking forward. The more dedication you put into it, the less it will affect you and ever try to come back at you again. That's why keeping at it is crucial.
March 5th, 2018 12:36am
It won't necessary go away completely, depression mostly comes back if something made you upset and drowned in that place and once you overcome sadness in one place it might not for another.
September 1st, 2015 7:11pm
Well if you're not taking medication to help, that might be why. But if you are taking medication then it may need to be adjusted.
February 1st, 2016 2:29pm
I think depression never goes away, Its like getting control on depression. Same like anger, You do get angry whatever you do but what you need to achieve is control on your anger, same is the case with depression, you have to learn how to control and when it is coming back means you are loosing control. :)
May 30th, 2016 5:21pm
With the right help and support your depression will go away but you should seek help if it's a severe problem.
November 5th, 2019 11:43am
I don't believe that depression will ever just go away. We can have good times in our life but we can also have bad times. Depression can catch us at any time, anywhere. I still get depressive episodes, and sometimes it can be for no reason at all. It's okay to have depressive times in your life as life isn't just straight forward, it can be challenging. You are always welcome to talk with a listener here if you feel that you need some more support when you are feeling depressed. It does often feel like it catches up to you when you are having a period of good mental health.
April 11th, 2016 10:16am
you might have chronic depression. besides it's difficult to come in terms with the negative things in your life. it might take a lifetime. give yourself some chance.