"Depression Can Never Be Cured" - True Or False? Watch
Obviously, I can't speak for everyone, but for my part I have had some very serious life events (abusive family/having to leave uni/bullied constantly) that have contributed in no small part to my depression. Even if I'm out of my current situation for a day, to visit a friend or something, I often feel perfectly normal. Myself, I think that if I could fix all my problems like my career and get back on my feet, I would never be depressed (clinically so, not just feeling sad) again.
So why do people constantly peddle this idea that "depression never entirely goes away?" It's pessimistic and unhelpful. Especially given that a lot of people who are depressed go on to commit suicide because they feel hopeless, I feel this is a stupid message to send out.
Is there actually any medical basis for this or is it a load of hot air?
Coming from a person who still lives with suicidal thoughts, treatment has to be adjusted at the correct angles.
Depression is hard :/
And yes, I completely agree with you that depression does stay with you for life.
Even if you won a billion pounds, and lived a dream lifestyle, in whatever country you wanted,
depression would still be nagging you at the back of your mind.
I think it depends on each person individually though?
I don't think it helps when people come out with comments like, "Stop being so sad, you have A,B,C.." "Just take up a hobby" "don't worry" "others have it worse"
It just irritates me and there is still such a stigma attached to mental health problems, I just feel embarrassed talking about it when people ask what's wrong, so I just don't bother talking to people a lot
I'm fairly sure I don't have depression but I completely agree with this. I worry about everything so much, especially when it is to do with social interaction. I feel like no one understands and I don't knwo whether I am normal or not
I'm the exact same so I am, it got better when I took up volunteering with young people as it forced me to talk, but I'm reverting back to it :/ I don't know exactly how you feel, but I've been there and still am at the moment,so if you need to talk
You have been warned.
In my eyes it is also unfair, because it minimizes e.g. the chances to find work (because someone who gets depressed one time will get depressed multiple times) and just subsumizes every case of depression under one umbrella.
There are also several voluntary organizations that work with people with mental illnesses, and they can be very reassuring, if only because you meet other people with mental illnesses. I cannot claim to have a magic cure for depression, but go to your GP and talk to him/ her for further information. Try to access all the support you can, and remember that things will get better.
However, it may not necessarily be the case for everyone. Depression is a very individual illness, and although it does have common signs and symptoms, it affects people in different ways.
personally I think that some people will probably have a life long susceptability, in the same way as some people might not have strong immune systems and get more colds... you won't be sick forever, you can learn positive behaviour management stategies and learn how to cope in a way that doesn't allow your mental health to get in the way, I recently went through a horribly stressful time and yet my depression did not reoccur, I have now been years without an episode and have been through a lot in that time, I understand that I will probably always be a little more vulnerable than your average joe on the street but that doesn't mean depression will never leave me and I'm sorry but it has taken a hell of a lot to get where I am and I hate it when people try and take that away from me by saying I will always be sick
Some people want stability, others want happiness. Some people just want to function in an environment you'd consider hellish.
people put this idea forth for most mental illnesses and I hate it, it makes people who are sick feel like there's no point trying and it makes people who are doing okay but having a tough time feel like they should give up and accept the inevitable...we don't understand mental illness well, we don't understand what causes it, what cures it, prognosis etc... and yes, a lot of mental health conditions have a fairly poor prognosis after you have had several 'episodes' or suffered for a long time but it is FAR from hopeless
There are definitely people who are prone to getting depression - but that doesn't mean you have to live your whole life suffering.
(yes, you do have to work at overcoming depression - it doesn't go away by itself), .
The very fact that depression can disappear overnight troubles a lot of people.
The only sweeping statement that can be made about depression is that it's ****.