can Overthinking lead to depression ?

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isnt this called Hamlets sydrome
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I wouldn't know, ask a psychiatrist (sp)
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I wouldn't know, ask a psychiatrist (sp)
or even better... google
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But google is stupid and always manages to find me porn when i'm being innocent and people are around.
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But google is stupid and always manages to find me porn when i'm being innocent and people are around.
Sounds like a case of PEBCAK :rolleyes:
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Sounds like a case of PEBCAK
Hmmm....what the hell? :confused:
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Hmmm....what the hell? :confused:
hehe only joking (Anyone who doesn't know what it means: see Google)
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(Original post by Pixelfairy #1)
Sounds like a case of PEBCAK :rolleyes:
hm PEBCAK
'Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard'

ah ha! Google, i love you.
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defenatly your depressed man, you need to get pissed ( rat arsed)
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overthinking makes you depresed... definatley. the more intelligent you are the more you are likely to get depressed and the harder it is to get out of it. an idiot could just be told that their was nothing wrong with them... whereas someone who htinks too much and can construct such a good argument in their head that life is ****, wont be able to shake it off. evidence: my psychiatrist told me so... and look at practically all the great 'minds' (particularly creative ones) and they were all screwed up.
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If small things please small minds, then it's a lot harder to keep a "big" mind from being depressed.
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If small things please small minds, then it's a lot harder to keep a "big" mind from being depressed.
exactly... my big old mind is in turmoil
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If people are so clever they should think of a way to make depression avoidable though.
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If people are so clever they should think of a way to make depression avoidable though.
That's true, but from a personal point of view, I quite often see it that I'm clever enough to be able to consider and analyse things, but not enough so as to sort them out.
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I suppose i could be considered as intelligent (sorry for the lack of modesty.) I used to be depressed when i was younger but then realised why i shouldn't be and overcame it, that's what i mean about being able to stop whining, and think logically about how your going to get over it.
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A lot of people say the reason I some times get depressed is becuase I think too much. If you think about problems and stuff then its very likely to you will become depressed.
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A lot of people say the reason I some times get depressed is becuase I think too much. If you think about problems and stuff then its very likely to you will become depressed.
A lot of it comes down to your personality. Some people almost want to be depressed in a strange sort of way because it gives them an excuse to be uncaring, self obsessed and attention seeking. They want to be noticed and as most people aren't depressed to be so is unique and people will see that you exist.

It's harsh to blame anyone that's depressed for this, and things like traumatic experiences also have a vital role in depression, but will power to overcome it and the sense and intelligence to realise you should are important. The amount of 'depressed' teenagers that self harm these days it shocking and disguisting - many have nice lives and claim to be depressed, and i'm sick of being the one to console them.
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I think that when i try and analyse things or over-think about stuff then i get sad! if i dont stop myself thinking about it then it just gets worse! i was depressed in year 11 but i got out of it cos a mate helped me stop thinking about the problem but i know that if i sat n thought about it again like i did then then id end up depressed again!!!
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Think of this however: If you were braindead and actually realised it, you would be far more depressed than if you were intellegent and simply depressed at how braindead the rest of the world is! Count yourself lucky that you are blessed with a brain, ignorance may be bliss, but enlightenment enables you to do something about it when you are depressed.
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Intelligence and a tendency to think deeply both increase the likelihood of seeing through the illusions we build to convince ourselves that the world is a nice place and life is worth living. Hence they can result in depression. However, they also allow us to climb out of the 'pit of angst' on the other side - by realising that the very act of creating those illusions grants them a kind of truth. At least enough to work with anyway, giving us a degree of control over our own attitudes and perceptions. *Stares at the word 'perceptinos', realises that he may be a little tired, shrugs, and corrects it*

Most of the above won't actually apply to that many people - others think along different lines. However, it serves as an example of how thought can lead us into depression, as well as back out again, a pattern which applies in other situations (with different content). The important thing is to keep learning. Sinking into depression over various different issues, and learning how to overcome each one, is far more positive than going round in circles.
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