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    Now, this is going to sound strange. Recently I have been experiencing the main noticeable symptoms of depression. Eg. Lack of motivation to do anything even socialise, lack of personal hygiene (not shaving), lack of doing anything productive, darkish thoughts etc..

    However I don't feel sad or depressed. I feel quite happy. This is what is confusing me greatly. I have had depression before (diagnosed and treated) but it never felt like this.

    Any ideas from anyone?
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    If you feel happy and content then what's the issue? Maybe you're just feeling a lack of motivation at the moment, doesn't mean depression automatically. Ask your doctor if you've been treated before?

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    (Original post by dead101)
    If you feel happy and content then what's the issue? Maybe you're just feeling a lack of motivation at the moment, doesn't mean depression automatically. Ask your doctor if you've been treated before?

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    The issue is that I'm not getting anything done in my life. Things that need to be done and I just don't have the motivation to even get out of bed.

    From my experience, these may be precursors to something much more serious. I was treated for my issues before however I don't know what the problem is this time, last time it was more straight forward.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    The issue is that I'm not getting anything done in my life. Things that need to be done and I just don't have the motivation to even get out of bed.

    From my experience, these may be precursors to something much more serious. I was treated for my issues before however I don't know what the problem is this time, last time it was more straight forward.
    Well if you think it's something more serious shouldn't you be going to your doctor? They'll be able to help you more than anyone on this forum

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    (Original post by dead101)
    Well if you think it's something more serious shouldn't you be going to your doctor? They'll be able to help you more than anyone on this forum

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    Why waste the time of a doctor that has no idea how to treat mental illnesses, who will then refer me to a specialist which will take a further 3 months to even get an appointment. When I can ask a forum filled with people with histories of different mental illnesses to see if they have ever experienced this sort of thing.

    Also it is good to talk to others about your problems.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Why waste the time of a doctor that has no idea how to treat mental illnesses, who will then refer me to a specialist which will take a further 3 months to even get an appointment. When I can ask a forum filled with people with histories of different mental illnesses to see if they have ever experienced this sort of thing.

    Also it is good to talk to others about your problems.
    I thought you meant your previous treatment was successful sorry. Yeah I know but I meant on top of asking on here, it's good to share experiences but I was worried that if you felt it was really bad you might want to get professional help

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    i hate to suggest this, winter blues perhaps?
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    I went through something similar a while ago, I hardly did anything for like three months. My parents thought I was depressed but I didn't see the problem as I felt fine, I just felt unmotivated and a bit lazy. The problem was I did start to feel a but depressed after this as I wasn't moving and hardly socialised, I give advice of no matter how unmotivated you feel do something to fill up your time otherwise you start to feel really down, maybe read, draw or home exercise to keep you going?
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    I thought you meant your previous treatment was successful sorry. Yeah I know but I meant on top of asking on here, it's good to share experiences but I was worried that if you felt it was really bad you might want to get professional help

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    My previous treatment was successful however that bout of depression was related to the suicide of my best friend. This is an unexplained cause which I cannot work out.

    If the symptoms get worse, rest assure that I will seek more professional help. But for now I will wait and see. The last thing I want is to be prescribed any of those terrible anti-depressants.
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    I am really sorry to hear your best friend committed suicide.

    The thing with depression is one of the most reliable precursors for it is.....a previous bout of depression. I have had several episodes in my life. The first was when I was in Year 7, although at the time I didn't realise what it was. I remember being on holiday and everything just seeming a bit grey and pointless! Once you have a particular episode you think that will be the last - then (usually a few) years down the line another one comes!

    Depression can be caused by chemical imbalance in the brain, it does not always have a 'life event' cause. Although it is quite possible that on a subconscious level you ARE mourning your friend - the slightest trigger can cause it, maybe the same time of year etc.

    As another poster says, it could simply be the time of year! The gloom of winter 'days' and the excessive hours of darkness gives many of us winter blues! Without Christmas this would be far worse!

    I would monitor your symptoms, depression comes in many forms from dysthymia ('light' depression) to full on depression. If it gets too bad or interferes with your grades etc you need to seek help! Good luck,
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    i hate to suggest this, winter blues perhaps?
    It could be. However I do doubt it.



    (Original post by Wimbs)
    I am really sorry to hear your best friend committed suicide.

    The thing with depression is one of the most reliable precursors for it is.....a previous bout of depression. I have had several episodes in my life. The first was when I was in Year 7, although at the time I didn't realise what it was. I remember being on holiday and everything just seeming a bit grey and pointless! Once you have a particular episode you think that will be the last - then (usually a few) years down the line another one comes!

    Depression can be caused by chemical imbalance in the brain, it does not always have a 'life event' cause. Although it is quite possible that on a subconscious level you ARE mourning your friend - the slightest trigger can cause it, maybe the same time of year etc.

    As another poster says, it could simply be the time of year! The gloom of winter 'days' and the excessive hours of darkness gives many of us winter blues! Without Christmas this would be far worse!

    I would monitor your symptoms, depression comes in many forms from dysthymia ('light' depression) to full on depression. If it gets too bad or interferes with your grades etc you need to seek help! Good luck,

    I can assure you I am no longer mourning my friend. I have made peace with my self regarding that a long time ago. **** happens. It was almost 3 years ago now.

    It is a shame I don't like Christmas. I think I know what it is.

    Thank you for your help. It has allowed me to work out that it is Christmas and my Birthday causing it.
 
 
 
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