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Could it be true?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Feared.Desire, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. Feared.Desire

    Feared.Desire Well-Known Member

    After reading a number of stories, and talking with people whom suffer from depression, I've come to notice something...

    There seems to be two different scenarios... People who seem to have it naturally. Someone who, say nothing absolutely horrible happened to directly to make them suffer from it, so much as it just kind of came to them naturally. And then those who something horrible has happened to, submitting them into depression.

    While thinking about this, I came to wonder, which is more common? ...Which would you consider yourself? And, does anyone agree with this, or am I mistaken?

    I consider myself in the first one . . It just came to me, and most of the bad things that have happened have been because of -what I'd say- depression did to me, either directly, or indirectly.

    Another theory I've thought of, was that every person is just more, or less, sensitive about what's happening in their lives. Like say, their grandparent died, and their parents got a divorce, near the same time. Now, this wouldn't be really bad in comparison to what some other people go through, but to that person, it would be enough to become, unfortunately, depressed. So to some people, the smallest, seemingly non-existent (to others) issues, could cause them to get depressed.

    Which one of these would you consider more accurate, or wrong/right?

    Opinions please :)
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  2. I agree with both of your theories, personally i consider myself to be the same as you, it just came to me. but also for people who had something happen to them to cause it, it wouldn't neccesarily have to be a horrible traumatic event, (this is mixing first theory with the second) but the person could be sensative to things happening so something small sparks it and then it just keeps adding up.

    in the end, to me, both thoughts have their rights and wrongs but neither is completely wrong and, in my opinion, if you mixed the two i think it would be a better theory.
  3. silent_enigma

    silent_enigma Well-Known Member

    I'd also say I was naturally predisposed to suicidal thought. My grandfather had that trait as well. As he got older, my uncle made sure to sneak all of his father's guns out of his house. And yes, my depression ended up causing me problems, and then it snowballs.
  4. SavedByGrace

    SavedByGrace Member

    I've struggled with depression for much of my life, and I've come to believe that perhaps there is a physiological basis for it. I think that's why I have responded so well to medication. In other words, I never really had anything bad happen to me to make me depressed.

    However, many people have horrible things that occur in their lives that depression is often a natural response to.

    Lots of love.:unsure:
  5. Feared.Desire

    Feared.Desire Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'll be honest, I thought the other would be more common, but it appears not, which is actually comforting. I felt like an idiot being depressed and not really having a solid reason other than the way I think is abnormally negative. I thought I was mostly alone on that one ...
  6. LiverpoolFTW

    LiverpoolFTW Guest

    I think some people are predisposed to mental health problems in their genes, and some have bad experiences which cause them problems. Both of these things apply to me.
  7. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    yes it is true, do some research on it.
    Me for example, ive never been raped or abused (badly) or have ptsd or anything. I i am depressed. Shit it has a special name, but i cant find it now..grr
  8. LiverpoolFTW

    LiverpoolFTW Guest

    There's major depression (i want to end it all) which comes in episodes usually, and dysthmia (everything is rubbish) which is a low level companion. They often go together. I get both, i only realise i have the dysthmia when i have the odd moment of joy and it lifts for a few hours, then its back.
  9. Feared.Desire

    Feared.Desire Well-Known Member

    Oh, knew about the first one, but not the second (dysthmia).
    So it would be the always down, never enthusiastic about anything, and everythings always so bland/boring feeling?
  10. kitai16

    kitai16 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I think there are different scenarios to this.

    I've had alot happen to me over the years and it's all just kept on building up and sometimes something just hits me and brings everything else crashing down on me. Making me realize all the bad things that have happened to and making me feel like I shouldn't be alive anymore.

    I mean... surely I wasn't born just to be hurt all the time?

    It doesn't seem fair either. I've never been horrible to anyone else, I've never been in trouble with the police, I've never done drugs or smoked or done anything else than may be concidered bad.

    I've always tried to do the right thing, and I've always tried to treat other people how I'd like to be treated myself.
  11. Feared.Desire

    Feared.Desire Well-Known Member

    Well you sound like a great person, and I wish I was as innocent as you. And the world would be a better place is everyone was like you :).
    I try to do the same, but I have to say, sometimes its really hard sometimes.
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