How long can sadness last?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by emack54, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. emack54

    emack54 Well-Known Member

    So I am 24 and I dont remember a time that I wasnt sad. I remember being sad as far back as 8 years old. How long can sadness really last in a person? My family thinks that a certain and specific event in my life caused my depression. I tell them it started before that in which I believe it did. Honestly, this specific event didnt help anything and probably did make it worse to soem degree.
    I just always remember feeling sad and down. I feel like I will always be sad. Like not being sad is a weird feeling to me. I dont know what I would do if I felt happy and not sad.Just wondering if other people have felt the same way that their sadness has been there forever too.

    take care,
  2. ToHelp

    ToHelp Well-Known Member

    I generally try and remedy negative feelings; you sound as if you wish to hold fast to yours rather than get help. Is this true, Mack?
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