Who feels like they have become or will become a workaholic in the future to cope with their depression or any other mental problems? Its commonly said that keeping yourself busy helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression. I feel like I may have to work in order to keep myself sane and alive, away from killing myself. I especially feel this way when I eventually move out of my parent's home away from my family and am completely alone. I know it sounds sad, since many people crave for vacations and the weekends. I feel its just time to realize that I have no social life, no love life, etc. nothing to do at all but just stew in my misery. I'm even finding video games now to become a chore and a burden. Since that's something I really enjoy and have become obsessed and addicted with. Its the reason why my life is so crappy, empty and meaningless. I think my situation is getting pretty bad though when I find even that hobby to be dull! You'd think with free time, you'd find time to do other stuff, like watching movies, learning a new skill, getting into a new hobby, etc. But my depression keeps me from doing that. But work is something that I'm required to do, and I feel that I'd work even if I don't need the money, but just to keep myself occupied, when everyone else is truly enjoying their free time away from work. I'm always so different from everybody, so opposite. I feel excited right when a weekend or holiday is about to come up. For instance, I'll get happy that its Friday, but when its Saturday and Sunday, I feel quite down and depressed. I got this Monday and Tuesday off due to the Christmas holiday. I was so excited last Friday that I was going to have a 4-day weekend but now wish I had gone to work today and could go also to work tomorrow. Anyone else feel the same as I do?