I've had depression for about 9 years now (started very mild, and has now worked its way up to being very severe in the last few years). Its kind of so ingrained in how I live that I can't really remember not being depressed. I am doing everything I can really, counselling, therapy, medication, diet, exercise, sleep etc.
But I haven't noticed any difference in the depression. It all seems to just be one big "coping mechanism". Is it really possible to remove depression completely, or is this just a health myth?
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Is depression really "curable", or rather just manageable? watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-01-2010 10:55
- 25-01-2010 11:01
Well once you have experienced depression, the likelihood that it will return at some point is higher than the likelihood of the traits appearing in an individual who has never experienced depression.
1/10 people are depressed at some point in their lives. For some, it isn't clinical depression (for instance if it is caused by the loss of a loved one, which is painful but eases over time) whereas for others it is an actual medical condition.
What you're doing is coping with your condition. It most likely won't go away, but you can cope to the extent that you will be able to forget about it and move forward with your life.
There are so many different types of depression medication out there, if one doesn't seem to be relieving your symptoms, ask your doctor if you can try another one. What works for one person won't work the same for everyone, so bear this in mind.
Talking to people really helps, so stick with the counselling and the therapy. Good luck, and I am always here if you need to chat to someone.
- 25-01-2010 11:44
From my own experiences, I'd say manageable. I'm in my 3rd year of depression, I self harm (which has gotten worse), I have Bipolar 2 and nothing has been cured. I doubt it ever will get cured. Bipolar certaintly cannot be cured, depression I doubt it and anything can trigger my self harm.
- 25-01-2010 12:00
I would say it depends on the person. Although I do still get down days where I feel awful, I wouldn't say that I'm still suffering from it and consider myself cured.
- 25-01-2010 14:24
my mams been depressed for over a year and it really is a head ****, the thought of her being depressed forever is just damn right awful, i would like to get married but not when shes in the state she is