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What Is Depression?

posted by Beyond Blue

dove miracles.jpegA friend of mine defines depression this way:

 

“The thought of a loss, real or perceived, of a person, place, or thing that you consider essential to your wellbeing.”

I don’t know why, but that definition was somewhat freeing for me.



  • AShley

    I think the ‘real or perceived’ part is especially telling. When I’m going through a rough patch, many of the triggers that contribute to my depression are, in fact, perceived. But I don’t fully realize/believe that they’re only perceived until I start to feel a little better.

  • kimberly

    I think it is also interesting that many individuals mislabel depression as boredom, job stress, marital unhappiness, and so on. I wrote on my website (www.olivebranchoutreach.com/depression.htm) that men, who often experience more anger and irritability than sadness when they are depressed, may not recognize the symptoms of depression. Similarly, depressed adolescents may insist that they would be fine, if only their parents and teachers left them alone. And large numbers of depressed people show up in their physician’s offices, complaining of a variety of physical symptoms.

  • Michael

    Another good definition is when I am depressed, I have a difficult time determining what there is in life to look forward to that makes it worth going on. Nothing seems fun or exciting and life becomes an endurance contest each day.

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    You Quesation is right , we all have go out the side from Depression. It means you can when do we lost our very important thng.So it is nice topic for sharing views.

  • Christine

    The key word here is “loss”. The other areas mentioned in the comments can all come down to a loss of something, be it of a person or a belief, a time of our lives, the company of supportive people, self-esteem….each situation can be traced to a loss.
    One way to deal with depression is to realize any “hole” in our lives ultimately needs to be filled by ourselves, starting with lack of love. Self-love is vital for our own preservation, and for developing the ability to freely and openly love others. As someone wise recently told me, the idea that we should love others as ourselves seems pretty absurd when most of us do NOT love ourselves! Think about it! We need to look within for love, and that will soften a lot of the “looking without” that we do for love and happiness and self-fulfillment, which often can lead to depression, a sense of loss, and then depression. A vicious cycle….

  • San

    That comment seems extremely simplistic to me. I think that (the quote) is part of it, but there is so much more with biological depression! Maybe those things are triggers in some cases, but they sound like a blip in the devastation that is clinical depression. At least that is my experience.

  • http://www.bestprozac.com/ P. Rozac

    One way to deal with depression is to realize any “hole” in our lives ultimately needs to be filled by ourselves, starting with lack of love. Self-love is vital for our own preservation, and for developing the ability to freely and openly love others. As someone wise recently told me, the idea that we should love others as ourselves seems pretty absurd when most of us do NOT love ourselves! Think about it! We need to look within for love, and that will soften a lot of the “looking without” that we do for love and happiness and self-fulfillment, which often can lead to depression, a sense of loss, and then depression.

  • archermanthos

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    You done really nice, don’t think anybody can define the particular definition of depression, anyway nice and interesting too….keep posting.

  • L . Wiw

    The only way to come out of depression is to have a good support. The support can be in the form of counselors, friends or family members.

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