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Depression - It really is an illness :O

Discussion in 'Help Me! I Need to Talk to Someone.' started by D3ath, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. D3ath

    D3ath Well-Known Member

    To be honest i still feel uneasy creating Topics regardiny such personal feelings and experiences so im going to apologise for whats below as it wont give much insight.

    However for some reason i felt great today [well for about an hour anyway] feeling like i finally came out of my depression, decided to jump in the shower actually dress smart for once and go out to the cinemas with friends. Then 10 minutes after getting dressed i suddenly felt terrible... a friend came through the door and shut the door behind him i actually felt like slamming the door on my head. I was that depressed, as usual things only got worse friends couldnt get the money to go cinemas, nor did i actually feel like going anymore. Anyway it led me to relise...

    Depression is just a dark cloud hanging over you when you look up at the sky it looks dark and bleak. When the dark clouds clear and you look up you see the sun shining and you can suddenly see everything clearly everything feels clear to you - your mind is free and you finally have hope.

    Now i feel even worse i was given hope and happiness and when i started to enjoy it ... it was taken away from me.

    Dont really expect any response, i know it's pretty poor grammer just wanted to share it.
  2. Daze&Confused

    Daze&Confused Antiquitie's Friend

    Sounds like a manic episode, i have them. I'll suddenley be full of get up and go, the world looks brighter and i feel i can cope with almost everything. It never lasts. Never worry about starting a dialogue on here. The people here are just like you, if not in the same boat, definetelly paddle near by.
    Hopefully your mood will level out, do you use any meds, or see a therapist?
    Sorry to be nosey, you dont have to answer.
  3. Dreamer uk

    Dreamer uk Well-Known Member

    I think it is wrong to describe it as an illness.

    They make it sound like a disease, as far as I'm concerned it is a product of human conditioning a result of human evolution.

    It is basically a state of mind which results from social conditioning of life.

    As soon as you say you want to die, you are classed as mentally ill, but if that is just a product from the outcome of life how can it be classed as an illness.

    Say I have low-Serotonin levels, caused by genetics and therefore suffer what the mental health profession would cause mental illness. They would be inferring that I was born with some sort of disease just because my brain doesn't function the same way, and I need to have the identical level of perception to most other people.

    The condition is a natural evolutionary response to facilitate losing.

    Whichever way I look at it, I find it hard to look at it as an illness, probably because it doesn't sit right with the normal precision of science, an illness infers a disease, and medically that does not seem correct.

    A chemical imblance in the brain resulting from genetics or life conditioning & experiences, yes, the state of mind coming from an isolated lifestyle of the modern world, yes, some sort of disease or illness, I don't think so.

    The only way it could be thought of as an illness is in a sense that medications like SSRI drugs work to some extent.

    just my opinion
  4. D3ath

    D3ath Well-Known Member

    Neither :(

    I guess i should really see the doctor again about my depression, i never really went back to see him ^_^. I Guess it reminded me of what i am actually like and how i felt like and how it felt to be happy. Sort of gives me hope and a reason to live yet right now i feel worse then ever because i feel cheated (?).
  5. D3ath

    D3ath Well-Known Member

    Understand what you mean. I guess it's just my feel of it right now :/.

    Maybe illness is the wrong word to use because it makes it sound like it's wrong to feel like you do. (Etc - sorry brain freeze lol).
  6. Dreamer uk

    Dreamer uk Well-Known Member

    lol You did ask the question, is depression an illness ...

    You can describe it anyhow you like mate, if the word is meaningful to you, but I'm just having a bit of a problem personally getting over the precision of the terminology used by psychotherapists or pyschiatrists in this context.

    My point was that it is not wrong to feel depressed, more that it is just a natural state of mind in given situations.

    Sorry I didn't answer your post directly, but take bi-polar disorder or whatever psychiatry label you want, it is not being depressed all the time, it comes and goes depending on whether your mind is occupied or whether you're dwelling on the despair & misery.

    Take care, I hope things get better for you
  7. D3ath

    D3ath Well-Known Member

    Oh sorry i must of misunderstood your post. I actually feel very confused right now :(. Just forget what i said regarding Illness and depression ^_^.

    Going to make an appointment tomorrow with the doctors so hopefully i'll find out what i got soon ^_^.

    Might actually make it easier to tell other people too once i know.
  8. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    I personally relate to my problems as mental health issues rather than illnesses or diseases. The later makes them seem so unacceptable and almost terminal. My cancer is an illness or disesase but my mental health is something that I like to believe can be helped with meds or therapy. Just my take on it.
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