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.
Is this depression? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-04-2013 15:25
- 19-04-2013 20:53
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?
- 19-04-2013 21:28
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!