Published January 7, 2017 7 Comments
Gideon Chang says
January 7, 2017 at 7:25 am
It’s incomprehensibly exhausting to be “not normal” 8(
January 7, 2017 at 8:42 am
Unfortunately there is no snapping out of it. There is just a lot of hard work and professional help to find some relief. Even then, there are numerous setbacks and bad days along the way. More people need to understand that.
January 13, 2017 at 1:00 am
Depression isn’t simply feeling bad all of the time, though that is the major symptom. It causes a person to develop a network of mutually reinforcing negative patterns of thinking. When I started taking an antidepressant it prevented the worst of the negative emotions, but the negative thoughts were still there. It took me another year to analyze those thoughts, to figure out why they were fallacious, and to find ways to reject and avoid them.
I don’t think I’ll ever be completely free of depression, but I’ve kept it at bay for decades.
January 9, 2017 at 9:40 am
We all get the “snap out of it” line from time to time, but nobody ever tells us what they think we can “snap in to”.
El Rey says
January 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm
It’s too bad you can’t snap out of it just by snuggling puppies. 🙁
Warm, cuddly, sweater puppies.
January 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm
If anything could do it, that would be it.
January 12, 2017 at 11:22 am
She doesn’t seem to understand. Depression.
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