Depression is just deep thinking?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Fox in the Woods, Oct 7, 2009.

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  1. Fox in the Woods

    Fox in the Woods Active Member

    My psychologist that I am seeing at the moment has suggested to me that depression is when a person thinks about things on a extremely deep level when the situation they are in is unhealthy.

    I don't know about this....I always thought depression was much more complicated than this. She's a great help to me and everything but I'm not so sure on her deffinition of depression. I believe that depression is deep thinking...but it's deep thinking caused by a painful situation, experience or situation as well as a combination of other factors. It is subjective for each person.

    What do you think? What's your own deffinition?
  2. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

    I'm inclined to think that depression (well mine anyway) is feeling black and overwhelmed and drowning and despairing and lots of other things all rolled into one. And that that feeling affects the thinking, which in turn affects the feeling and so on and so forth - really vicious cycle.

    But I agree with you, I think it's much more complicated than how your psychologist described it.
  3. darkrider

    darkrider Well-Known Member

    I think deep thinking is a side effect of depression.. because you begin to analyse everything and become paranoid and often as a result distance yourself from everyone. Sometimes I feel justified though, because people hurt me all the time.
  4. depleted_soul

    depleted_soul Well-Known Member

    I think depression is far more than deep thinking. There are plenty of people who think deeply about situations they may be in but they aren't depressed. For some it's caused by a chemical imbalance which has nothing to do with deep thinking. There are so many possible causes for depression and everyone has different reasons.
  5. Zaparc©

    Zaparc© Active Member

    You're right - it is subjective. I think that deep thinking does have a lot to do with it, though. I often sit up all night and have the deepest and darkest thoughts you could imagine. I think about burning alive in a car wreck, and my mother getting killed on her way to work; all of which make me feel extremely down.

    I think my depression is caused through my own subjective thoughts. I think I'm an ugly circus freak that people shouldn't have to look at, and that's one of the reasons I don't go out.
  6. Obsessive

    Obsessive Well-Known Member

    I'm reminded of the MASH quote, "Anger turned inwards is depression". I'm not sure for how many people this is the case, but my depression stems from colossal self-loathing.
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    Seano Well-Known Member

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  8. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    My depression is based on fear and irrational thoughts.. I can't socialise with people because my mind starts racing and I loose track of what we are talking about.. I feel like an idiot standing there with them staring at me.. I am always thinking someone is going to hurt me physically or emotionally..I refuse to go out because the fear takes over..I have had so many diagnosis that I am confused at what is really wrong with me..My family is always asking me why I stay locked in my room 24/7.. I only come out for necessities..I have stayed in my room since I was a little kid..I never had true friends because we moved every two years..I learned at a very young age to stay to myself..
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