Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • #1
    • Thread Starter

    I've been quite anxious about this as depression runs in my dad's side of the family; his mother went nuts and orphaned him, and he has had suicide attempts before.

    After I had some pretty awful personal events in recent years (parents' divorce/girlfriend cheating) I thought I was in the clear because I just took it on the chin and didn't get too down about it.

    Recently though I've just been thinking about the future and not really caring all that much. I never get suicidal or anything, but just like how life is insignificant, and I wonder if I'm ever going to find a girl to trust after what my ex did. I've had interest from girls but never the ones I want to go out with.

    I tend to look forward to the weekends the most as that's when I go out drinking my buddies. The middle of the week can be a real drag.

    Sounds pretty normal to me! I think you're probably on a bit of a downer because of the recent events, but try not to take them too seriously. Everyone looks forward to the weekends and feels like the week drags. Surely you've heard others moan about how long their day is or how they hate monday mornings?
    • #2

    This doesn't sound like depression to me, you've just a lot on your mind and the middle of the week is a drag for everyone.

    I have struggled with S.A.D for the past couple of years and the fact that you still look forward to the weekends with your friends is a MAJORLY good sign.

    I have gone months without seeing my friends, and even changed some of the times of my classes to avoid seeing them. I had no enjoyment in anything, and when I ever did go out I was extremely nervous and upset about the thought, and tended to lock myself in a dark room when at party to get away from it all as I couldn't cope.

    From experience, I would say that it gets worse the more you think about it.

    The fact you've gone through some rough situations obviously isn't great, but I don't think it's depression, but see if you can get a counselling session or something as it might make you feel a bit better to get it off your chest and talk things through?

    You can also take depression tests online if you want to see what other symptoms are associated which might give you a better idea of what you are - or aren't - dealing with.

    I hope this helps and good luck!
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 19, 2013
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.