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    Wearing clothes you like can help self confidence a lot. However I don't think it could help a ton with a mental illness such as depression, you would be better off going to see a doctor or therapist?
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    (Original post by geolowiser)
    Whilst that makes people feel better in the immediate short term, it usually does nothing for the long term and doesn't address the underlying issues. Whilst your comment was well intended no doubt, it's always good to take a holistic approach to things like this and understand that different people respond in different ways to things. It helped me get out of the house which was a major step in approaching a doctor - now I'm fine and much better for it.
    I agree that feeling you look more attractive can help but you don't have to spend a lot of money on designer goods to do that.

    It's good to hear you're better now
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Does it make you more happier and confident etc
    YUS
    SOO MUCH.

    I swear its the best therapy in the world. Especially when you grab the rare Dalveaux with only 2 others like that in the whole world and you know you're 1 of those 3 lucky people..
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I agree that feeling you look more attractive can help but you don't have to spend a lot of money on designer goods to do that.

    It's good to hear you're better now
    Very true, it can be little things like getting a haircut and having a proper shave for guys, or improving make up and accessorising a little more for women. For me it was the getting out of the house and communicating with others that helped the most, the self image was the second biggest help. The actual buying of the clothes did nothing except for forcing contact with strangers, a key issue in some people with depression as social anxiety is common.
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    Honestly for me it helped with my depression slightly wherein I spent thousands but afterwards I regretted it and thought "why the hell did I buy these"

    Btw, if you are actually depressed then I would see a therapist, it helps to have someone to talk to.
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    If you buy clothes as part of a general interest in style and image then yes of course it will bring you on. They don't need to be expensive but a well-researched pricier item in your outfit will undeniably have you that tiny bit more confident. When I go through a patch I generally don't care about what I wear in particular, wake up late, don't bother grooming properly etc. When I'm in a good mood I'll make an effort to dress and look well. I definitely tend to buy clothes when in a better mood too.
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    I'm usually a shy guy since I've been wearing designer clothes I feel much more confident are therapist free btw
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    Yeah that's true I got my future ahead of me and yeah I feel much better just had some pizza
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    Thank you I like wearing a exclusive no ones got I feel special that feelings so good
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    I guess if they're well made then they'll last longer so you'll have to do less clothes shopping so you'll be happier. I can't imagine that it'd increase your confidence though.
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    I don't really think getting a haircut and shavings a big thing I like looking scruffy and rough, it's more to do with socialising making new friends, going out places etc
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    You shouldn't regret your purchases it's just money bare are you working, the trick is to get stuff on sale you save tons, yeah I've been depressed for over 4 years it's gone a bit better though
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    I agree with this I buy clothes because I'm well into fashion like to look nice, if I'm just going down the road to the shops I'll just wear anything when I'm proper going out far I like to wear designer clothes
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    yeah that's true I've had cheap clothes that look **** after one wash I've had designer clothes that look the same after years and say for example you bought a jacket for like £400 jeans for £300 trainers £110 watch £100 jumper £200 hat £50 that's well over a £1000 on clothing, you'll look 100x better then someone who bought jeans jacket jumper shoes for like £40 think about it you'll feel like your on top of the world you'll just feel much confident you know what I mean
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    I don't really think getting a haircut and shavings a big thing I like looking scruffy and rough, it's more to do with socialising making new friends, going out places etc
    It does help to some degree - although different amounts for different people. Having a good shave (not completely, just a bigger trimmed beard) and a cleaner cut haircut made me feel better put together and was a real help in giving me the confidence to get out of the house so I could engage with people. Personally I prefer having a little scrufff so I trim with an electric razor to 2mm or so, but it's well kept and not like a mangy alley cat (not that I'm saying yours is at all btw) and that would obviously help anyone feel better about themselves.

    Bear in mind that on public forums, specifically ones centred on depression, if you say things didn't work for you that gives people an excuse to ignore advice that might be helpful to them. Depression symptoms and treatments vary hugely and things that might work for one might not work for the other, but it doesn't mean people shouldn't try or be put off.
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    Your right I do feel a bit better after a shave and haircut from my barbers but the dufference isn't by much, I don't cut my beard fully of I save a little, yeah I should try talking to someone about my depression it's gonna be a long road though
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    At first it makes me feel better, but then i instantly regret it when I realise how much money I have wasted
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    If you make good money and spend it wisely you shouldn't worry about it
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Does it make you more happier and confident etc
    They make me happier and more confident and I've been depressed since my early childhood. Though it doesn't make me 100% happier of course but it helps.
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    Yeah that's how I feel especially if I'm wearing true religion, it is a lot of money ain't gonna lie spend it wisely
 
 
 
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