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#1
Does anyone else out here have any sort of depression? Im thinking that I have developed this in the last month or two, and am wondering what other experiences with this are like.

Do you guys find it hard to maintain a relationship when you are depressed?
How does your depression manifest itself? for example, mine seems to be coming in little episodes over a few days, with a few better days in between.
What do you do to get over it? i.e. medications, therapy, different things you do.

Im still at a loss about whether or not i should go to see a doctor, or just try to conquer this naturally... thoughts? advice?
#3
I had self diagnosed depression. If that counts. I didn't go out of the house for about 2 months, thoughts of suicide most nights, almost did do it one night. I just going out with people more often and it eventually it subsided I'm happy as larry now.
If it's quite severe though I'd recommend going to see a doctor and seeing how they can help you, don't try and beat it by yourself, it's always better to get help.
Good luck.
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#4
i dont think its too severe really...its just a challenge with having a serious long term relationship, because sometimes i get the feelings that im not happy with it and i start blaming it for my problems, which i know i really shouldnt do, but do anyhow. is this something unique to me?
#5
Very minor, but that's pretty common I think.
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#6
How long is a long relationship?

When I've had a hard day/am tired and my girlfriend is feeling the same, and we have a petty argument which escalates, I feel like shit and you start to wonder if you should just give up on the relationship etc. Is this how you feel? I sometimes start to blame the relationship for other problems I'm having, and it's never the case.

The best thing to do is to calm down, talk over whatever you argued about and then move on. Get some rest and a clear head and it usually gets sorted out.

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#7
more so anxiety than depression. the depression faded as i grew up...the anxiety did not
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#9
There's a difference between feeling down and being depressed. Everybody has off days every now and again, but it only becomes a problem when it gets to the stage that your mood affects relationships or when you consider harming yourself.

To be honest, depression of any sort is not a fun thing, so I would advise going to your GP - if they think it necessary they can put you on meds to help and arrange counselling/therapy as required.
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i dont think its too severe really...its just a challenge with having a serious long term relationship, because sometimes i get the feelings that im not happy with it and i start blaming it for my problems, which i know i really shouldnt do, but do anyhow. is this something unique to me?



It's angst by the sounds of it.


I think I'm very minutely bipolar, because I randomly go through periods of waking up, feeling awful and just starving myself for a day or two, then usually followed by being incredibly talkative and cheerful for no real reason. Hell, usually the awful days are when I get something good like an A* in a test at school or something - it's odd.

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i dont think its too severe really...its just a challenge with having a serious long term relationship, because sometimes i get the feelings that im not happy with it and i start blaming it for my problems, which i know i really shouldnt do, but do anyhow. is this something unique to me?


Nah, it's never happened to me but I'm fairly certain it's pretty common. I'm assuming you mean relationship with a girl? If so then if you're not too happy about it it'd be best to make sure you're certain that you want to be with her or not and act accordingly, obviously if you're not happy with her then you can't just let her think you are, in that case it'd be best to finish it but if it's just you making up problems in your head and then blaming yourself you'd have to find some way of coping like thinking thoroughly about the problems and debating whether they actually exist or not.
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This.

I don't want to sound mean or anything, but I am fairly sure that it is just teenage angst. Don't worry though, everyone goes through it.

A lot of people throw around the term "depressed", but they usually are just talking about having a bad day.

Back when I was 13 I was positive that I was "depressed". Turns out I was just really whiny. I still am whiny, I just know that it is just me and not "depression".

These threads typically make everyone say "Oh im depressed too." which is horrible to me. Depression might be fairly common, but it is a lot more serious than a lot of you people make it out to be.
#16
its not that its angst really though. like if it were angst it would be these "i hate everything and everything sucks" thoughts, but its not - its almost like i lose control over the type of thoughts that Im having.
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This.

I don't want to sound mean or anything, but I am fairly sure that it is just teenage angst. Don't worry though, everyone goes through it.

A lot of people throw around the term "depressed", but they usually are just talking about having a bad day.

Back when I was 13 I was positive that I was "depressed". Turns out I was just really whiny. I still am whiny, I just know that it is just me and not "depression".

These threads typically make everyone say "Oh im depressed too." which is horrible to me. Depression might be fairly common, but it is a lot more serious than a lot of you people make it out to be.

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its not that its angst really though. like if it were angst it would be these "i hate everything and everything sucks" thoughts, but its not - its almost like i lose control over the type of thoughts that Im having.


Nope. I do that every now and then now, and I did when I was younger too.

You might be really legitimately depressed, but im just saying. More likely than not, its angst though.

Do you mind telling us how old you are?
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#22
Either get help or just deal with it man, I don't know how to put it you know.
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#23
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Im 18.


Your hormones are still having wars. So expect to feel the same way for quite a while.

But either way, the hugging thread is still a great place.
#24
yep yep, diagnosed and whatnot. i decided to not take medication for it, because sometimes it just make the suicidal thoughts even worse, so yeah.

and it isn't that hard to maintain a relationship with that going on, my girl makes me a helluva lot less depressed than normal, really positively effects my moods. But yeah, we've been dating for over 6 months now, and things are going pretty smoothly .

just try and keep yourself in check, and you don't have to take medication if you don't want to, i know someone whose medication really just effs them up, but they can't get off it, i don't know the entire situation, but it's just not for me
#25
Dude, reading your post is so weird, that's exactly how I've been feeling the last few months, and I'm 18 too...
#27
18 is a difficult age, especially to be in a long term serious relationship as you put it.

I didn't know it at the time, but at 18 I had entered a long term serious relationship (it had only been 1 year at the time). Sometimes it's difficult, as you both have your entire life ahead of you and quite likely haven't made firm decisions on where you're going to take your life.

On the bright side, you have a person close to you, who loves you, and is probably willing to help you. I highly recommend talking with your partner.

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Does anyone else out here have any sort of depression? Im thinking that I have developed this in the last month or two, and am wondering what other experiences with this are like.

Do you guys find it hard to maintain a relationship when you are depressed?
How does your depression manifest itself? for example, mine seems to be coming in little episodes over a few days, with a few better days in between.
What do you do to get over it? i.e. medications, therapy, different things you do.

Im still at a loss about whether or not i should go to see a doctor, or just try to conquer this naturally... thoughts? advice?


I went through a period a few years ago when I was 14-15 when I was "depressed". Honestly, and I don't mean to hurt your feelings, there's probably nothing wrong with you. Exercise more, eat healthy, find some fun hobbies, get a job, etc. When kids sit around and do nothing, they end up feeling depressed or down. It's more common than you'd think.

Go out and do shit to occupy yourself.
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Im still at a loss about whether or not i should go to see a doctor, or just try to conquer this naturally... thoughts? advice?
A casual chat with your family doctor would be in order. He'll know the right questions to ask to determine if it's worth you seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist, or if you just have "the blues".
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#32
Also posting about your depression on Ultimate-guitar will not make it any better.
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#33
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Really? One would think that learning that some your peers have similar problems and that it's not a big deal to seek professional help, might help a lot. idk.
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#34
My relationship suffered hugely, I didn't want to see or hear from anyone. But she kept knocking on my door, and I loved her for it. Hated her at the time, but in hindsight, I'd be a different person without her.

It's just going to take time and positive influence man. There's no bigger thrill than rediscovering all your favourite things after a period of depression, trust me.

There's a Brazilian saying which seems appropriate, 'Hope is the last thing to die'.
#35
See a shrink. Talk it out. See what happens. Worked for me.
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#36
sorry bro but im gunna have to ask how old you are too. im only 18 but when i look back to how i was when i was 15 i just think jesus f*cking christ what an angsty moron. i mean when im 21, ill probably look back on how i am now and think the same but yeah. its probably not depression and i know that sounds mean but in a couple years youll get what we're all saying.
#37
thanks guys,...this really does make me feel a lot more confident about everything...confident that i can get through this all eventually...
#38
i'm clinically depressed oh wait
seriously though i went through counselling when i was 11 and just started going again after a "suicide attempt" at school
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sorry bro but im gunna have to ask how old you are too. im only 18 but when i look back to how i was when i was 15 i just think jesus f*cking christ what an angsty moron. i mean when im 21, ill probably look back on how i am now and think the same but yeah. its probably not depression and i know that sounds mean but in a couple years youll get what we're all saying.

No way you're 18 with that typing.
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