Depressed brains may hate differently?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Chargette, Oct 4, 2011.

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  1. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

  2. Mogwai02

    Mogwai02 Active Member

    very interesting. thanks for sharing.
  3. musicalpsycho

    musicalpsycho Active Member

    It seems to make sense, everyone around me now tells me that I always seem angry and I've also been in a lot more arguments in the past few years. It's reassuring that it might not just be because I'm a douche.
  4. pancake111

    pancake111 Well-Known Member

    This makes sense. My psychiatrist said that sudden anger is a symptom of depression, and I can get randomly angry from time to time.
  5. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Severe 'stress', including abuse, neglect and severe depressive/ affective states can change the brain chemistry so that the brain does not find a state of rest...this constant excitation creates the environment for lability which is fluctuating emotional states (e.g. crying, anger, etc.), pain, and anxiety...I know this has affected me over time...seems like my brain does not know how to idle...J
  6. Madam Mim

    Madam Mim Well-Known Member

    This is really interesting, and definitely makes sense to me. There's an awful lot of emotional states which seem to affect me differently to many of my friends. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. twofeet

    twofeet Well-Known Member

    I think like a lot of those studies, they've got it backward. This isn't really a 100% statement, but sometimes, I think we learn "not to hate." Don't know what to do with the pain of being physically and emotionally wounded by people who are pretending not to hate also. We kind of go through this kind of numb-down, and our brains change as a result. We never learn how to process legitimate rage.
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