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    I achieved a first during my first two years at university (I study chemistry), but in my third year I achieved a 2:2. Despite working very hard during my third year, I just couldn't achieve; I know it can't be my intelligence (or can it?). I have been suffering from depression for the past two years now. I still have one more year left to change things, and my exams were flagged as mitigating.

    Is it justified to even say that depression has lead to this?
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    Yes of course. If you have depression it's going to **** things up for you that's why these days depression is taken very seriously.
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    Yes of course. If you have depression it's going to **** things up for you that's why these days depression is taken very seriously.
    It's like the depression stopped me from being able to absorb new information, and even information that I knew from previous years I struggled to remember them. It affected my energy, focus, ability etc. It pains me to see such a drastic decrease in grades.
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    It's like the depression stopped me from being able to absorb new information, and even information that I knew from previous years I struggled to remember them. It affected my energy, focus, ability etc. It pains me to see such a drastic decrease in grades.
    Yes, but it is like that. Could no more calculate the simpliest things. I took a year out because of that. I still have a lot of troubles because of those times, but my understanding increased with my mood, it is astonishing. So for me it was the right decision.
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    Yes, but it is like that. Could no more calculate the simpliest things. I took a year out because of that. I still have a lot of troubles because of those times, but my understanding increased with my mood, it is astonishing. So for me it was the right decision.
    Which subject, may I ask? Where you given mitigating circumstances?
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      It's like the depression stopped me from being able to absorb new information, and even information that I knew from previous years I struggled to remember them. It affected my energy, focus, ability etc. It pains me to see such a drastic decrease in grades.
      yeah all of those things happened to me, though I would say that the depression affected me for a much shorter time than in your case
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      Which subject, may I ask? Where you given mitigating circumstances?
      Engineering. Yes and no, I took a year out and had not to participate in the exams. But I had to repeat them.
     
     
     
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