Depression

What is it like to undergo anxiety? How does it feel …

Here is an excerpt from a blog post I wrote about this (which was actually about Aaron Swartz’s suicide). Thought I’d share it here too, just in case it helps anyone. Some of it is a bit off-topic, my apologies. ______________________________________________________________ Like everyone else, I’m very sad to hear about the suicide of Aaron Swartz,…

How did you get rid of your depression?

I had episodes of depression off and on since I was age 15. I’m now 40, and I can honestly say that I have 100% beat depression and I will never succumb to it again. I have had many setbacks and highs and lows. At first, it was affecting my family life and ability to…

What are some of the most effective ways to fight …

From personal experience, what has helped me is understanding my depression, why I developed depression, and understand myself as a person how my brain works as well as how it is affected by my experiences. Reading about other people’s depression experience and understanding how they recovered was a big part of it. Therefore, I will…

What causes clinical depression?

The cause of depression is not just chemistry, traumatic events, genetic predisposition, a bad childhood etc., that is why nothing truly works against it, and depression is galloping. I have a totally different take on it. Excuse me the long text, I normally prefer small, simple explanations, however it is important to understand and explore…

Is clinical depression bad?

Is clinical depression bad? Firstly, it is important to know that literally everyone is somewhere along the depression scale. Every single person at some point in their life will feel what we would call depressed, and depression itself as a mental issue is as common as 1 in 3 people. The WHO have even called…

What is the factor for depression?

Something breaks inside you. Something acts as a trigger. Depression feels like you are drowning. You feel alone and it’s terrifying. It’s implosion of self. It feels like sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It feels painful, there is lack of appetite, and sleep problems. The emotions are severe than sadness that…

What caused the Great Depression?

We will not have any more crashes in our time. –John Maynard Keynes, 1927 You can lay every bit of the blame on John Maynard Keynes Following the Depression of 1920–21, the one that no one ever heard about because it was quickly over, the post-war world decided it was time to get back on…

Could I be faking depression?

Ad by CapitalOne ShoppingBefore you shop at Amazon Prime, read this.The dead giveaway that tells you when Amazon’s giving you a better price than other retailers.So, just to give you a context, I’m a 17 year old girl, currently in high school. When I was 15, I started having panic attacks (later I discorvered that…

Are rates of depression rising? If so, why?

My answer is “Yes, rates of depression are rising” and here is the reason I thought: There are times when we go out of the house and ask ourselves: “Did I turn off the cooker?” or “Did I lock the door?” We go back to see if we performed these actions that we suspect we…

What cured your depression?

I’m not sure if there is a way to cure depression. Most people with depression will struggle with it off and on throughout their lives. I had a really rough patch in 2009–10 that was incredibly difficult to climb out of. I’ve always had some issues regarding depression and anxiety, but this period was the…