How do I know if I have depression?

How do I know if I have depression?

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How large is your hippocampus?

Let me just take it out real quick to measure.

There’s depression the psychological disorder (in the DSM) and then there’s depression the observable physical phenomenon. everyone can get depressed, but some people get more depressed than others.

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nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-what-you-need-to-know/index.shtml

Well according to the symptoms


Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood - No
Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism - Yes
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness - Yes
Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities - No
Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down” - Yes
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions - No
Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping - Yes
Appetite and/or weight changes - No
Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts - No
Restlessness, irritability - All my life
Persistent physical symptoms - ?

Depression is a symptom of many things. Lack of sleep can cause a perfectly normal person to appear depressed. Then there are vitamin deficiencies and thyroid issues.

Start by working on getting a good 8 hrs of sleep a night and 8 cups of water. If that doesn’t help start condsidering things like vitamin D, magnesium, B12 and omega 3.

Everyone has depression

This user knows his shit.

Do you go out and work out in the gym often?

You're feeling depressed.

Don't believe the only the clinically depressed can have depression meme; people DO get depressed from time to time. I'm sick of people over-analyzing it.

I think its closer to
>some people are more often depressed than others
More like.

You forgot
>If you have been experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms for at least 2 weeks, you may be suffering from depression
How long has it been?

>appear depressed
>8 cups of water a day proven old wive's tale and horribly excessive

No he does not.
He probably just googled those vitamins or incidentally knows them or something. I'm not going to bother checking thay. But he's full of shit.

*that
Stupid phone.

It doesn't matter. That's one of those diagnoses that psychologists will give you for insurance purposes.
What's important is what you are bothered by, or if you don't know what it is, than the fact that you are havkng some kind of bad feeling.

Lol okay the water thing was too much but it wouldn't have hurt the guy.

Try the following
>at least one hour of outdoor activity
>at least one hour of exercise on top of that, ideally outdoors as well
>avoiding negative influences, like world news on the internet and this website
>giving yourself and your room and your surroundings a complete make-over. Look up Marie Kondo.
>avoiding video games late at night, going to bed and waking up at normal hours
>avoiding excess caffeine and sugar
>getting a new job, or getting a job in the first place if you don't have one.

Try that for a month and if you don't feel any different - it's depression.

Get out of this website, adopt a more positive mindset.

sadness
listening to sad music
likes to be alone all the times
always on mobile phone or computer
there's more

>Yes to everything but appetite change
God I just want to die already, why can't a drunk driver just hit me or something

Where do I go other than this website, user.

you have commited suicide then

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I suggest to use this website at max 1 hour a day, try to go out more or find productive hobbies such as an instrument or hiking. Being here too long will make you adopt this negative mindset.

Not contented and sad for your entire lives.

I have depression.
>every little task feels like a huge ordeal and finding motivation to even brush my teeth is a struggle
>drink and smoke weed constantly to feel relaxed and normal
>always having negative thoughts about myself
>fail at every job and class I take because I can’t keep it together
>when the sun isn’t shining I want to die
>dream about pleasant things and it’s soul crushing when I wake up in the morning
Does this sound like you?