Depression is a serious mental illness that many people have. It is one of the most common mood disorders, and people often get the wrong idea about it. Depression is a mental illness that isn’t easy to deal with. In fact, it takes a lot of energy and leaves the depressed person feeling and being tired. Here are 10 things only depressed people will understand.
Sadness vs. Depression: When we’re depressed, it means we have a disease
Sadness is a feeling that doesn’t last. It’s a natural response to what happened. Sadness is an important feeling, but it usually doesn’t last long. On the other hand, depression is a serious mental illness that lasts for a long time. It is a long-term mood disorder that can only be diagnosed by a trained medical professional. Depression affects not only a person’s physical health but also their emotional health and their relationships with other people.
2. Depression doesn’t just go away. It will take time to get better.
As someone who has had MDD for more than a year, I can tell you that depression doesn’t get better overnight. It takes a lot more work and energy to get over depression. Healing and growing take a long time, and just like any other illness, it takes time for depression to go away.
3. There is no need for a reason to be sad.
Depression is not a natural emotion like sadness. There are things that can cause mental illness, but it doesn’t need a reason to happen. People can be depressed even if everything is going “smoothly” in their lives. Depression can happen for no reason at all. The signs of this disorder can happen for no reason at all.
Not being able to see your friends when you want to.
Because depression is so draining as a mental illness, many depressed people seem to shy away from socializing and spend most of their time alone. People who are depressed seem to feel emotionally drained all the time. Having a mental illness is hard because it takes up a lot of our social energy and leaves us with almost none for socializing with other people. This makes it hard to get along with other people.
Depression is not easy to get rid of, but it can be treated like any other mental illness.
As someone who has suffered from depression, I can tell you that it is not easy to get over. Depression is bad and hard for a lot of us. The World Health Organization says that 300 million people have to deal with it. It takes a lot of work and is hard to understand initially.
Major depressive disorder can have sneaky signs that are hard for many of us to spot. The signs of dysthymia can be confused with sadness, which makes it hard to figure out what’s wrong. None of these kinds of depression are easy to deal with because of how they start or what causes them, but depression can be beaten. Depression can be helped with therapy, psychiatric care, and support from other people.
Hygiene is the last thing we think about.
During our depressive episodes, our health and hygiene aren’t the most important things to us. In fact, it comes in second. We don’t have enough energy to do most of our daily tasks and chores, and taking care of ourselves and meeting our own needs seems to be the last thing on our minds. We often skip meals or forget to eat some of them.
Depression keeps us mostly in bed because it drains our emotional energy and makes us feel bad, which makes us both emotionally and physically tired.
We can’t keep track of the days.
When we feel sad for a long time on a day, it feels like a long time. When we are in a very bad mood, we can’t think straight and lose track of time. People who are depressed often lose touch with reality and stop feeling emotions. This has been a part of my dissociative tendencies as well.
It’s hard for us to get out of the house.
Most of us find it hard to leave our comfort zones. For people who are depressed, going out and working is very draining. We often don’t want to go out and don’t want to leave our homes. I do this a lot as a depressed person. I don’t go to social events because they wear me out.
Our mental illness does not define us.
We are people, and our mental illness doesn’t define us. Our mental illness is a part of our lives and affects us every day, but it does not make us who we are. As separate people, we are more.
Depression won’t always be there.
Most of us don’t stay depressed for the rest of our lives. We’re not going anywhere. With the right help and support from our peers, friends, and family, we can treat and cure it.