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Does depression have to be sadness?

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Chargette

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I'm feeling very depressed now and I don't feel sad about anything but I don't care much about anything and my motivations are out the window. I hate it when people ask what I'm depressed about and it's not sadness and they don't get it. The only thing I know to say to them is that I have a brain disease not an emotional problem. I guess that is what bugs me most is that people think I have an emotional problem when in fact I have a brain disease.

What do you all think?
 

Mr Stewart

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For me, most often it feels like nothing. By nothing I mean no emotion, no involvement in the world around me, no interest in anything other than sleep. Sadness is pretty rare in my case. For the longest time I didn't pay any attention to what was happening with me. I wasn't sad so I assumed nothing was wrong, that I just had an odd personality or an eccentric disposition; any explanation I could think of besides mental illness.
 

Ed.

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I feel numb always, always empty and numb, though sometimes very low. But by low it's not only sadness, it's like very tired and completely lacking in any energy. I just can't function. Sometimes I am cheery, like if I'm talking with a friend and maknig each other laugh (my 1 only other human real life friend haha)
 

ace

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At times I've felt nothing while suffering depression a strange feeling you'd say,at times I wonder why I feel the way I do.
 

roksy

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I'm feeling very depressed now and I don't feel sad about anything but I don't care much about anything and my motivations are out the window. I hate it when people ask what I'm depressed about and it's not sadness and they don't get it. The only thing I know to say to them is that I have a brain disease not an emotional problem. I guess that is what bugs me most is that people think I have an emotional problem when in fact I have a brain disease.

What do you all think?
I feel the same way. There are so many things that are depressing me but I am not feeling very sad. My dad never understood that I am depressed. While I feel suicidal, he doesn't even think that I am depressed.

I guess I am managing my depression well but I do not feel much hope.
 
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