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Sgt.Timmykinz
Feb 18th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Just something that interests me. Me and my friends were talking about what happens when we're feeling down. We all have our peaks and troughs and we all deal with it differently, and I was just curious about how different people deal with it.

What methods do you use to help get you out of it? Or do you like to dwell on it? Do you usually feel the onset of a depressive period coming or does it just hit you? And what's your behaviour typically like?

Ziggy Starduck
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:20 AM
I don't really get depressed, I don't necessarily have an over the top personality but I don't get too flat either, I think sometimes that going to a third world country gave me a lot of perspective :shrug: The people I know who do get depressed tend to sleep a lot if that helps. I also have one friend who used to get very teary and it was hard to watch her struggle to control how she was feeling, she started exercising on a regular basis and it's really helped.

Vartan
Feb 18th, 2011, 05:50 AM
My depression lasts about five seconds.

Mashabator
Feb 18th, 2011, 07:20 AM
I just answer questions with one word and i am very anti-social and i just like to be alone.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 18th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Depressed, what's that??? :scratch:

Kworb
Feb 18th, 2011, 09:14 AM
I am always feeling depressed :lol:

I don't do anything to combat it, I just go on with my life. I think in general people don't really notice. But it takes me ages and ages to build up the motivation and energy to do stuff I don't want to do, from work stuff to basic chores.

McPie
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:46 AM
play Hard Rock/Blues/sad songs. loud to very loud.

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:04 AM
play Hard Rock/Blues/sad songs. loud to very loud.
I don't believe you'd ever get depressed Piya. :lol::awww:

Keegan
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:28 AM
Short tempered, aggressive, snappy, snide and I cry a lot. Fortunately I don't get depression very often, but it's hard to not have the thought come into your head at uni.

Dominic
Feb 18th, 2011, 03:47 PM
My depression lasts about five seconds.

Haha, me too

Super Dave
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:47 PM
Basically I just want to be left alone when I'm depressed because I sure won't be any good to anyone around me.

I flip-flop between being pessimistic and basically thinking the world and it's people are horrible and being optimistic and thinking that people are good deep down. I don't think I'm bipolar, because the swings aren't drastic - I'm never 'stay-in-bed' depressed nor am I ever euphoric. I try to keep an even keel but it's like trying to balance a seesaw. It can be exhausting at times.

saul1333
Feb 18th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Blank stares and breathe through my mouth and try to get into fights

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2011, 05:23 PM
I doubt there's anyone more useless than me when I'm depressed. I'll do nothing for ages.

LUVMIRZA
Feb 18th, 2011, 07:36 PM
quiet & feel pathetic:p I eat a lot, go watch a movie, do some jogging or workout heavily if I feel low:D

Pump-it-UP
Feb 18th, 2011, 09:43 PM
I turn into an even bigger bitch and try to make everyone else equally miserable. :o :o

:help:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:59 PM
Stay in bed and read. I usually just withdraw from the world until I get over it. I haven't been diagnosed with depression but I have had a couple of "episodes" where I'll regress like this and be like that for a couple of months (the worst was when I was 16). If I'm forced out of my safety shell of recovery too early I'm a bigger bitch than usual and am extremely short tempered.

The Dawntreader
Feb 19th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Usually quite a spectrum of emotional responses, from complete apathy to full on bitch.

delicatecutter
Feb 19th, 2011, 01:04 AM
I get very quiet and incredibly withdrawn. I wish I was invisible.

Scotso
Feb 19th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Treadmill.

Reptilia
Feb 19th, 2011, 02:57 AM
I have no motivation when i'm feeling down. I get really lazy and just lie in bed listening to depressing music.

Sean.
Feb 19th, 2011, 09:04 AM
I flip-flop between being pessimistic and basically thinking the world and it's people are horrible and being optimistic and thinking that people are good deep down. I don't think I'm bipolar, because the swings aren't drastic - I'm never 'stay-in-bed' depressed nor am I ever euphoric.

This.

If I've not been drinking I normally tell myself there's no point being down & just to get over myself. If I've been drinking I either cry or shout. :lol:

Kart
Feb 19th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Treadmill.
This.

Also, Xena: Warrior Princess is good for mindless distraction.

Scotso
Feb 19th, 2011, 03:29 PM
This.

Also, Xena: Warrior Princess is good for mindless distraction.

I go for Stargate SG-1.

Fantasy Hero
Feb 19th, 2011, 08:16 PM
well as my life forces me to stay with other people even if i'm feeling depressed first of all i act...i think i'm a good actor as only few people can tell if there's something wrong with and mostly only the ones i want them to know. i'm a smiley and happy person for the most, so it's not easy to feel the pain inside and be happy on the outside, but i've learned to do that so well.
i have to say i spent a lot of time last year being really donw, so the things i've done where many, but usually when i'm alone and i feel sad i sit on the box of my shower with really warm water on me, i turn the stereo on with some sad songs playing and i sing crying under the shower.
more than that i write, i wrote a lot of poems indeed. that's all, but it takes me quite a lot to feel better becuase of the hiding thing, i hate people to think i'm weak so i'm never anything but happy with others

tennislover
Feb 19th, 2011, 08:24 PM
I can say I'm depressed since birth....
For me depression = feeling mentally tired

Curcubeu
Feb 19th, 2011, 09:10 PM
I somehow have the desire to regress if I'm down. I know it's rong, but it's like living in the past...
I wish I would be a child again when I didn't have any sorrow. So, I tend to idealize times when I was lucky and therefore I occupy myself with things I liked in the past and which reminds me on better times such as films, music or other hobbies.

Someday I realize that I have to go on and must have an optimistic view on the future. Then things usually start looking better again! :)

Nevertheless, I always find myself out acting like I described it above...:awww:

Scotso
Feb 19th, 2011, 11:21 PM
I wish I would be a child again when I didn't have any sorrow.

It's more likely that you've lost the bad memories over the years in favor of the good ones than that you didn't have any sorrow back then.

Curcubeu
Feb 19th, 2011, 11:33 PM
As I said, I tend to idealize the times back then, though it wasn't that good and lucky than I remember it to be... :shrug:

Kart
Feb 19th, 2011, 11:33 PM
I go for Stargate SG-1.

I should look at that.

Much as I love Xena, it's mostly girls and that can only ever do so much for me.

McPie
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:18 AM
I don't believe you'd ever get depressed Piya. :lol::awww:

actually, more than you ever imagined :lol:

Crazy Canuck
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:58 AM
My depression lasts about five seconds.
As does mine. When I feel unnecessary sadness* coming on, I declare it lame and decide to be fun instead. And yes, I`m just modifying a line from How I Met Your Mother there, which is pretty lame, but in this case it`s totally true.

*unnecessary sadness would be feeling down for no good reason. Obviously there are times in life where it would be inappropriate not to be sad.

Super Dave
Feb 20th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Treadmill.

This.

Unless you get kicked off by a fat guy ;)

delicatecutter
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Gotta love the responses in this thread. It gives me a greater understanding of the disease that is major depression disorder.

Kart
Feb 20th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Unless you get kicked off by a fat guy ;)

:mad:

McPie
Feb 20th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Gotta love the responses in this thread. It gives me a greater understanding of the disease that is major depression disorder.

what can I say? it's a human nature :lol:

meyerpl
Feb 20th, 2011, 03:05 PM
Real men have one mood, all the time.

Direwolf
Feb 20th, 2011, 08:10 PM
I cry for less than 5 minutes.

then again, im 69%smiling, 26%sleeping and 5% on others.

Rocketta
Feb 20th, 2011, 08:44 PM
well I wish I had the choice of just deciding to not be depressed or sad. When it happens I've been known to pull out of the world and into my shell and not go outside for a while.

The Dawntreader
Feb 20th, 2011, 10:12 PM
I think for me also it's important to analyse me feeling 'depressed'. If i'm feeling pissed off, or deflated, this is not a depressive moment, but merely a tough moment.

If i ever got to the stage where i couldn't detach myself from it, then i'd be in trouble:lol:

Barrie_Dude
Feb 20th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Sometimes I really have trouble shaking it. I wish I could. But as long as I keep busy, and stay around good people, I am fine. ATM, I am feeling a bit shaky. Am at work. Will go home, get some sleep, get up and go out with friends. I think I am down as I have not slept well the last couple of nights and that affects my moods

Scotso
Feb 20th, 2011, 11:12 PM
well I wish I had the choice of just deciding to not be depressed or sad. When it happens I've been known to pull out of the world and into my shell and not go outside for a while.

No one has the choice. If you can make it go away through conscious effort, it isn't really "depression."

crazylace01
Feb 20th, 2011, 11:21 PM
I've struggled with depression for years, and I'm at the point now where I'm pretty much able to function most of the time, but there are times where it gets pretty brutal. I pretty much feel like I'm on the verge of losing control of everything in my life. Just the smallest thing makes me feel like I'm overwhelmed and drowning.

delicatecutter
Feb 21st, 2011, 02:17 AM
No one has the choice. If you can make it go away through conscious effort, it isn't really "depression."

Ding ding ding

Rocketta
Feb 21st, 2011, 02:26 PM
No one has the choice. If you can make it go away through conscious effort, it isn't really "depression."

um, yeah this I know but I didn't want the discussion to be about whether the ability to just get over it are examples of 'depression' or 'sadness'.... I'm just saying I wish my 'depression' was more along the lines of 'sadness' so I could just suck it up and go on with life until I feel better.... that is all.

Direwolf
Feb 21st, 2011, 07:26 PM
Singing helps.
Specially Christmas songs and Linkin Park old version.

meyerpl
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
I drink lot's of liquor and make lists of every way life ever fucked me.