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Hmm.. - A casual stroll through a mental asylum shows that faith proves nothing. — LiveJournal
You are not fucked up. Your life is not exceptionally worse than the average person. You're not special and do not deserve special attention because you get sad sometimes and your psychiatrist diagnosed you with depression. Depression isn't a disease. Everyone gets depressed, it's called being a human being. Do you ever feel lazy? Well maybe you are cursed with the couch-potato disease and need medicine because of it. Do you have any idea how much money corporations are making off of people's "depression"? There are other ways to improve your life than taking a fucking pill, which are usually barely more effective than placebos anyway.

No one is truly happy. Depression is not uncommon. Even if you have suffered a traumatic incident in your life (abusive family, rape, near-death experience) it still doesn't make you an exception. Things like that happen to a lot of people. I think there are some exceptions, but for the most part I think people just wallow in self-pity way more than they need to. For God's sake, there have been ex-POW's that have come back to find out that their wives divorced them and their kids taken from them, and they have been able to one day get back into the swing of things and lead a normal life and not wallow in self-pity and despair until the day they die. Stop spending all your time thinking, "God, I am so fucked up. People just don't understand." Stop wasting your life away by pretending to be this horribly fucked up person who will never recover when you're not.
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From: kyjoandahalf Date: February 24th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice smack in the face. I liked how this was from your survey and you made a point about it. I feel that it really gives hope for people. I did say I was more depressed than the other person but I didn't mean it as a bad thing. I think it's just a thing I have to deal with. I use to mope around all the time but now I have to realize that's not good. I mean, my life is a lot lot better than many people but my own personal mental psyche, that's something I have to take care of myself. The lexapro helps a little bit but it's gotta come from your own striving to better yourself. Personally, I'm feeling pretty good and it's not fake. I feel it geniunely. Trust me, I can tell the difference between chemically happy and really happy. I'm just glad I'm not zonked out like I was on prozac. I've been writing more which is helping out a lot too. Once again, beautiful post.
mass_corruption From: mass_corruption Date: February 25th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
hvmmm well rather opinionated arn't we? but I'd have to disagree

rather opinionated arn't me ? I'm aware the point your trying to make is there's no need for self pity,and as individuals our life is quit menial, I make this loss up in a rather unhealthy self affliction.all this aside, I would like to comment on your "Depression isn't a disease" statement- I should hope it takes more than one sentence to dismiss all scientific data,theres a difference between self pitty,morning,and depression-some depression is indeed caused by enviromental factors-which should be treated rather then the unpleasant emotion however there is a biological factor that may cause depression for no reason,the only way to cure it is treat the chemical imbalance as far as "it's called being a human being" yes and our logic,thinking process and other such "individual" characteristics are the out come of biological and enviromental factors, if per say our biological makeup was exactly the same and we were exposed to the same situations (like clones) every single factor exactly the same-we would do act and come out the same,drugs can change our behavior good or bad behavior ,in case you were also attempting to imply medication doesn't really work? or something to that effect

-and on a finial note,I wasn't trying to be rude or anything,and perhaps I read to much into it but rather I was just offering my two cents
ami_vrai From: ami_vrai Date: February 25th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, guess where all your scientific data comes from? It comes from companies that make billions of dollars every year from selling you drugs. Just look at the list of questions they ask to determine if you're depressed.

"Is morning when you feel the best?" "Do you have trouble sleeping through the night? "Do you eat as much as you used to?" "Do you enjoy looking at, talking to, and being with attractive men/women?" "Do you notice that you are losing weight?" "Do have trouble with constipation?" "Does your heart beat faster than usual?" "Do you ever get tired for no reason?" "Do you have ever an upset stomach?"

From your typical "Are you depressed?" quiz that is set up so that every single person in the world who takes it will be diagnosed with it. As far as chemical imbalance goes, people are not designed to be happy all the time. If we were there would be no need for emotions. And yes, it's been shown in a lot of cases that actual anti-depressants commonly have about the same effect as placebos.
mass_corruption From: mass_corruption Date: February 25th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes I'm aware of that , also they use commercials to achieve this same effect,but I was referring to a cat scan which can determine depression if its a chemical imbalance ,I'm not disagreeing with your point that people tend to fall for all the propaganda and such-but depression does exist and can be detected through cat scans ,I myself completely believe I have depression ;not because somethings happened or at times I am sad,but because no matter the givin situation or what age I was I'v always had depression -I mean I'd have to say there is something wrong when your having say a birthday party with all your friends receiving all the gifts you want at a huge party ,at five years of age and your busy contemplating suicide-thats my whole life and no one provided me with these feelings
boldwhispersx From: boldwhispersx Date: February 25th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heyy - I don't know what happened to my friend list, it got all messed up.. but I added you back.

And wow. That.. stung.. But unfortunately I have to agree. People do use "depression" as an escape.
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