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Depression who has it ?

Answered 12 months ago

I thought I might have depression so I say the gp and they put me onto to a psychologist who in turn diagnosed me with mild to severe depression and I just can’t bring myself to tell anyone ? They also offered drugs to me and I just don’t want them and I feel all alone? Does anyone else have similar issues


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12 months ago
Depression is way more common than you think. But it’s an extremely isolating condition, that’s how it manifests. I was diagnosed many years ago. I was on medication for a while and needed hospitalisation too and have managed to be free of both for a very long time. There is no shame in talking about it. Opening up, you may be surprised to learn who is also suffering depression. And find support where you least expected it

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12 months ago
Yup

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1 year ago
You should never feel ashamed or that you have to hide an illness and that is what depression is. I long for a day that talking about depression is as easy as it is to say “I have a cold” or “I have asthma”. You are not alone in this. Unfortunately depression is common. How you choose to treat it is up to you and what works for you. Some people benefit from therapy alone, others from therapy and medication. For me personally I was able to overcome my depression with therapy alone but a lot of mine was environmental factors, which I was able to change. You will need to work with your doctor and psychologist to find the best treatment plan for you. There’s no one size fits all with mental illness, just like with many other aspects of our health.

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1 year ago
It would surprise you how common it is and how many people need medication. Or other kinds of treatment. It’s just something that isn’t talked about sadly. There is still stigma and misconceptions about it. Like, how can you be depressed when you have such a good life. You are weak if you have depression. Why don’t you think positive. All of that is false. It’s a disease and it is not a choice. You do have a choice when it comes to doing something about it though and medication can help you greatly.

In answer to your question I have it. I don’t take medication now though but I used to take a lot it it and I needed to because things got so bad I was hospitalised. You don’t want things to get that bad. Take the medication. Look after your physical health, that is also so important. And surround yourself with people who will
Support you and understand.

I know how isolating depression is. That’s how the disease works. It makes you feel alone. But you’re not. So many people have been where you are. And so many people have recovered.