Something that's always annoyed me...

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by jameslyons, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. jameslyons

    jameslyons Well-Known Member

    I hate it when people equate depression and chronic depression with self-pity. Everyone's allowed their opinion but it's, to me, the one thing that really alienates them from me.
  2. snowraven

    snowraven Well-Known Member

    A lot of people simply have no idea what depression is about. When people equate it with self pity it shows their total lack of understanding.
  3. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni

    Pretty much!
    People who have not experienced depression can't understand it.
  4. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    As a 'normal' person, I can be the devils advocate. :devil: Self-pity is when you feel sorry for yourself. Depression (as I understand it) is when self-pity becomes a chronic condition and every day becomes a living hell. The difference between depression and self-pity is that self-pity is temporary and depression is permanent?
  5. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    Depression isn't permanant. Depression is curable with or possibly without medication. Depression can linger or it can dissipate entirely. It all depends on the person and the circumstances. Some people just don't want to get past it while others want to find a cure for it. As for self pity that comes in all forms. It also depends on person and circumstances and is also temporary.
  6. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

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  7. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

    close, but not very. have a cigar anyway :biggrin:
  8. soliloquise

    soliloquise Well-Known Member

    no depression is not self pity it is an illness. a horrible chronic illness
  9. ToHelp

    ToHelp Well-Known Member

    Well James just how do you propose differentianting the two?

    Very nice nice post. I'm intelligent and insighful enough to know the difference.

    My God, you think I wallow in this crippling debilitation?

  10. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni

  11. Angelo_91

    Angelo_91 Well-Known Member

    just tank it dude
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