(Original post by HugoDuchovny)
Seriously, what is with the current generation of utter weaklings.
Anxiety, Depression, Social Nervousness
There are kids in war torn poor countries desperate for a chance at education, some have to walk a ridiculous number of miles to school, others have to work all night to be able to go to school/university in the morning.
And here in the UK, a country with one of the world's best education systems, with the government GIVING MONEY for education, I here of so many dropout/failure cases due to "anxiety, depression, etc".
Unless a family member died, or a traumatic experience occurred or something genuinely serious, most of these individuals are just goddamn lazy fools.
Anxiety and depression are two of the most overdiagnosed medical conditions. Most people have anxiety and depression, it's a part of life. The sensible majority just get over it, get their sh*t together and get sh*t done.
I'm sure some young people (and it's not exactly crime of the century) have used depression as a handy excuse to drop out of a degree and keep their dignity instead of admitting they were failing. You may be confusing these students with those people in the UK who are who are as you say 'lazy'. Yes, certainly there are many who jump on the bandwagon when it comes to the 'unseen' disorders like anxiety, depression, 'ME' (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The reason being they get something out of it, a 'Pardon' for not working maybe, supported by our benefits system.
I strongly dislike the fact that you seem to have read our posts and think that we are this sort of person. They would not be trying to start another degree!!
These people give genuine sufferers not only a bad name but, even worse than that, they help fuel the stigma that is attached to an already difficult medical condition that for the suffers only makes it worse and also makes them hide it from people. I believe the people that are actually suffering with depression are the least likely to mention it in a social setting. It sometimes can take years to even tell the doctor.
Depression is a bit different to just being sad, when you can brush yourself off and 'get over it'. If fact, the inability to 'get over it' is probably quite a good definition of depression.
Anxiety and depression are all too real for millions of people both in and out of the UK. It may surprise you to know that many of those poor people who have the misfortune to live in war torn or famine ridden countries also suffer from these conditions but it goes largely unreported and they do not have the knowledge or means to treat it anyway. I am just thankful I live in the UK.
Depression is caused by many different things. Your assumption that someone must have died or some massive trauma must have occurred in order for depression to start, while true for many people, is not true for all sufferers. There was no trauma in my life at all in my teens or before but I am prone to anxiety (and therefore depression which can be caused by anxiety) as a result of inherited genes/ personality traits from my mother's side of the family.
I suffered with depression at university for the first time in my second year, it started as a result of a bad relationship, so not really a 'Massive Trauma' in your books I would think. I think also alcohol and drug use also contributed. At the time I did not take medication as foolishly I didn't 'believe in it' I thought it was harmful, another common misconception. It just got worse and worse until I took an overdose and then quit uni.
For many years I was depression free until it reappeared later in life after a serious trauma and I have taken medication ever since and lead a normal life thanks to the wonders of science. I have had anxiety however of varying degrees ever since university. I have hyperventilation/ panic attack many times a year, nearly every year. It's annoying but again thanks to modern medicine, I can manage it well enough.
All through those years I have held down a job 9-5 and made a career for myself. I have even started my own business. I was also among the top of my class at university at the end of the 1st year before my troubles started.
What really angers me is that you would post your ignorant bullsh*t onto a thread from someone who is asking for 'support and advice'. Especially someone who is prone to suffer from depression. Seriously, did you think you would HELP anyone by posting your comments?
What you are doing is one step away from Trolling and you are not welcome here. In my opinion your black & white attitude to something you clearly know little about should be saved for a different forum, or even better, kept to yourself. There are many thing worse than being a 'lazy student drop out' and posting offensive, detrimental, bad-tempered and uncalled for rants onto forums intended to HELP is one of them.
By the way, at any time you can apologise for causing offence.