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Question about depression...emotions

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ok so for the longest time ive thought that my life has been a hysterical joke simply because of what a joke that i am and thinking that no one cares. However, when I actually say it, even if I'm talking to myself, emotions trigger. Does anyone know why this is? I apologize if this the wrong topic but it does deal with depression I think so that's why I put it on here.
 

total eclipse

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if you are saying emotions trigger such as tears it is because you are suffering from depression hun and need some help.
Tears come so easily anger as well when one is sad I do hope you can talk to someone a councillor abt this and get some help to feel better about yourself hugs
 

Cowburn

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I can relate to what you experience and I think It's due to being quite a reserved person. I find it hard to open up about my depression and anxiety so when I do, even if It's just saying it out loud I start to get upset.
 

pbobble

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As total eclipse says, this triggering of emotions is likely associated with depression,there are a range of ways to get help, I hope you find something that assists you and you find a way to feel better.

As for why saying these things out loud or to oneself causes emotions to trigger. Some suggest that the way we think about events in life has an impact on how we feel, this is what's taught if you see a cognitive therapist. Eg two people lose a job one thinks "i'll get something sooner or later" the depressed person may think "with bad economy i'll never get something, I'm such a failure etc" these thoughts are linked to how you feel, examining these thoughts more rationally is what these kinds of therapists would teach you. There are other theories too I don't think any one is completely correct.

Of course examining your thinking is not always that simple when your in great emotional pain, and I don't think there's one easy answer or solution as to why we feel the way we do.
 
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