Is being depressed an excuse for treating someone badly?Watch
firstly i'm assuming you mean clinical depression and not 'feeling depressed' because the latter is common sadness. as someone who's struggled with depression and other mh issues for years, i know i've treated some of my close friends poorly, because depression causes you to isolate yourself. but i do not think it's an excuse. i don't get special privilege or 'get out of jail' card just because i'm depressed. i own up to my mistakes. so why do you ask OP?
Yes. It's not 'nice' or 'correct' but of course it's an excuse. Depression alters the way a person's brain functions... I'd be far more inclined to forgive poor treatment from someone with depression than someone without it.