If you have depression, seek professional help. It involves chemical imbalances in the brain, and every case is unique. Let the pros handle this.
You're not gonna find some special nectar root or yogic motion that solves the problem. Not that various herbal supplements and exercises and meditations are useless, because I'm a fan of some of that stuff, but clinical depression is a very serious condition. A serious condition that needs professional, medical treatment.
Organize the supplements, meditation, and exercise with your doctor. Not with people on a philosophy forum.
I'm not sure why you're so upset. I said that people should see a doctor. That clinical depression is a serious medical condition requiring professional attention. And I cautioned against reliance on treatment outside of professional help.
Well at least if i am upset i am not depressed?
And i would say you need need more than reliance upon professionals and doctors alone.
I have no way of know. You can be upset without being depressed, that's for sure. I was treated years ago for depression. Much better now. But I do get upset some times.
It's always good to have family and friends for support. No matter the problem, be it a medical matter, work related, anything.
The U.S. is noted, in some psychology studies, for its prevalence of "unrealistic optimism". There is a related concept: "depressive realism". People who are mildly to moderately depressed score higher on studies of realistic perceptions of themselves, the situation, future prospects, and how others perceive them.
But can you be upset and be depressed?
Does not the depression take away the modes of transport that to feel something, to experience upset is not depressed, because depressed is supressed?
And friends are familiars that which ones lifes meets and greets on a regular basis, so who is to say a forum could not be the perfect place to find this company and resolve against depression?
It depends i think if you see your computed friends as more than just computed more than even just familiar and something closer to what friendship actually is.
Either way i would not like to see myself as depressed even if i am and dont know it, still would rather not be it even if when i do know it.
And i know a good treatment for it is to open it up and see whats its insides look like and as you cant always inspect yourself it is better to run off others inspections.
What is depression and how did you my familiar conquer it?
It wasn't just the doctors, it wasn't just your family, it was you, how did you win the day?
And sometimes there are situations in which NOT feeling sad, depressed, a sense of despair, etc, seems inappropriate.
It is a mistake to think depression can be overcome through sheer mental effort and without professional evaluation and assistance.
Why is it a mistake?
Why is it a mistake?
You can't get the drugs without the prescription and you need the drugs because you'll never ever get over it yourself. I gotta say, it's a hell of an advertising campaign and if you don't recognize that Prozac, Zoloft et al. are at least partly a manufactured need then...uh...there's this bridge in Brooklyn that I can get you great deal on. Aside from that I've got nothing against selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Cutting down on caffeine and simple sugars isn't a bad idea either - oh and get some exercise. (Note to self: Take your own advice.)
There are of course many different types and many different degrees of depression. For minor situational depressions, changes in circumstances, lifestyle and other non medical interventions might suffice. For severe degrees of endogenous depression or various forms of heriditary depression, or degression with suicidal ideation, medical intervention is advisable and often necessary.
I fear you are out of your depth and out of your level of expereince, knowledge or training. Have you ever worked in an pyschiatric facility or an impatient mental health setting because if you have not you do not know what psychotropic drugs can do for the severely afflicted or the dangers of refusing or discontinuing treatment. Do you think women that kill their own children because of postpartum depression are just mentally weak or that a change in diet and activity is all they need?
It is true that depression may be overdiagnosed and overtreated but the truely depressed need more than self help advice.