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Depression triggers

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by DrNick1010, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. DrNick1010

    DrNick1010 Well-Known Member

    Good lord I've been triggering a lot lately. Really hard to control my emotions when things set me off. Just curious if people can relate. Triggers are such a stealthy thing. A lot of the time they have something to do with me comparing my life unrealistically to others (and it can literally be the tiniest thing I read online) and I can let my whole day be ruined. It's so weird. I don't even dwell on that one thing, but it's a quick little shortcut to full on despair. I don't know. Probably has a lot to do with chemical imbalances in the brain as well, but the way that my mind can go from moderate acceptance of my life to flat out critically deconstructing and accusatory is nothing short of surreal. Anybody else struggle with triggers?
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    all the time constabt battle to keep from falling into the darkness.
  3. Tea_at_Four

    Tea_at_Four Staff Alumni

    Yup. The damnedest things can hook me into the swirling, sucking eddy of despair... glad my meds keep it from lasting too long. The stabilization has been the best effect of being medicated.
  4. red ribbons

    red ribbons Well-Known Member

    The gloomy weather, birthday, mother's day, the NFL player's suicide today, are all triggering me...
  5. spidy

    spidy Well-Known Member

    My ex can say something very demeaning or tell me how i should be living and i m fighting in my head for days.
  6. Wastingecho

    Wastingecho Well-Known Member

    i get triggered all the time but i can't seem to predict what will do it

    could be an image, a phrase, the way someone looks at me

    these could be the same things i've come across before without effect, but suddenly they hit me the wrong way
  7. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    triggers mostly related to anxiety. anxiety then leads to depression. always in that order.
  8. pppqp

    pppqp Well-Known Member

    yeah.. please count me in. for me, what trigger me most is when people are being unkind to me. i'm too sensitive and fragile to be in this world :beaten:
    areT you taking any meds btw? it's easier to cope when you take anti-depressants.
  9. letty

    letty Banned Member

    I have been battling these all week long, i can be fine then i hear , see something and my mind starts thinking.
  10. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    Yeah, I can be in a decent mood one minute and feeling despair the next. It's crazy that I can get triggered so easily. I wish I could find a way to not be so sensitive.
  11. cloudy

    cloudy Well-Known Member

    i still get severe depression. some of it seems like a chemical imbalance. at other times it is so evident. i like sleep when i am depressed. hope you find an outlet for all that you are going through.
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