What time of day do you feel most depressed?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Brandt, Dec 18, 2011.

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  1. Brandt

    Brandt Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure why but I always feel really depressed 5PM or later, in the mornings I'm usually good and it's the worse when I'm getting ready for bed. I'm assuming it has to do with the fact that getting ready for bed/in bed I have time to stop and think about everything, which is why I usually try to occupy myself with things to keep my mind busy so I don't have time to think about everything. Anyone else like this where you find a specific time of day, every day, you feel more depressed than usual?
  2. texaskitty

    texaskitty SF Cat Lady Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Definitely the evenings, even more so now that the days are shorter.
  3. RumoursOfMyDemise

    RumoursOfMyDemise Well-Known Member

    Usually the evenings are worse for me (I typically experience what I call the 'late afternoon slump' which tends to hit around 3-5pm), although sometimes the mornings can be almost as bad. Some mornings I just wake up and want to die. Most nights I go to bed hoping that I won't wake up the next morning.
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    First thing in the morning...I tend to feel better as the day goes on hitting a peak round about 9 to 10pm.
  5. Butterfly

    Butterfly Sim Addict Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    Mostly in the evenings. However if I wake up in a foul mood it will continue throughout the rest of the day, gradually getting worse.
  6. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

    Mornings are worst for me. Usually because I wake up disoriented and as soon as I realize that I'm awake, I know the routine that's become my life will begin again. So, mornings are horrible for me.
  7. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    Evening if I was able to get a reasonable amount of sleep the night before.

    If short on sleep: morning terrible, slight improvement after breakfast, then sharp drop off back to terrible for the remainder of the day.
  8. BrinkOfExistence

    BrinkOfExistence Well-Known Member

    It's impossible to tell i have erratic mood swings all day and everyday is different (in terms of my mood). So it could be when i first wake up, midday, midnight or when i'm trying to get to sleep.
  9. hornbeam

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  10. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    For me its the mornings.

    I love waking up and having breakfast, but it starts right after I get to work. I would say about 8:30 - 9:30 I'm always at my most depressed.... kinda like today... guess that's why I'm moping around on the forums.
  11. Sais

    Sais Well-Known Member

    evenings. \ This thread should have a poll, would be interesting to watch the results
  12. GreyCat

    GreyCat Well-Known Member

    on waking it's the worst, but not when I'm medicated.
  13. Sleep

    Sleep Active Member

    As soon as I wake up I wish I hadn't. I just want to die peacefully in my sleep because that's the only time I'm free of depression and feeling hopeless. Also things seem bleak around 6pm when it feels like it's been dark for hours and it's such a long evening in winter.
  14. Nightlight

    Nightlight Well-Known Member

    Mornings. I have never been a morning person anyway, so, whatever I guess.
  15. Autumn01

    Autumn01 Well-Known Member

    All of the time. Worst at night though I'd say.
  16. red ribbons

    red ribbons Well-Known Member

  17. Madsys

    Madsys Active Member

    night time...when im left to myself...in the dark away from everyone when all is quiet and noone can find me or see me...when everyone else is asleep....thats when i get most depressed..
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