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A state of mind that causes one's view of themselves and/or their surroundings to be degrading towards themselves. might be caused by a chemical imballance in the brain, but not always. Almost every person goes through a depressed state, but those who reside in depression more often than not must seek medical attention and counseling. If one person is depressed, it is advised to help them in any way you can. It will be greatly appreciated by the person, as it will give them a reason to go on, and it will give them a person to fall back on when they become depressed once again
Person1: Please....help me.....
Person2: *hugs and comforts person1*
by Boxymoron February 15, 2005
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That feeling you get when nothing is right. Where your always sad, or you cant find any reason to live. When you walk around in public with a fake smile and a positive attitude. When you can save everyone but yourself. You feel alone, helpless, and abandoned. You feel like nobody loves you anymore- and you have nobody to talk to you. You feel so alone and scared- you want to give up. But you cant. Your losing losing your mind- your faith. Your falling from grace, and your just all over the place. There's nobody to talk to and nobody to run to. Your lost inside and want to give up.
Sad people that fake a smile everyday are usually suffering depression.
by KJo990 November 11, 2012
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A symptom of a sick and hyper-materialistic society. The reason for this is that not everyone buys into the materialism as they grow up, thus they feel commonly disjointed from the rest, particularly after a horrible event that shakes up their perception of reality to another perception that is actually more accurate. However, at that time, the person will most likely not have the emotional/intellectual maturity to understand this 'new' reality, thus they are overwhelmed by emotions. While people plunge downward, in our society, most others refuse to help/react stupidly and end up making things much worse. During such a time of ghastly realization, one needs to be close to others who are going through similar ordeals, but such free thinking is often discouraged and the affair is too stigmatized for most to help with it.

Depression is not a 'medical disorder'; this has merely been invented to absolve others of responsibility and facilitate an easier, more smooth return to the status quo. Most people have trouble understanding people who are depressed, thus it is easier for them to say that they have some kind of 'condition' rather than making an attempt to genuinely understand them. The same goes for a psychiatrist; they are merely there to return the sufferer back to the status quo, whilst depression is often the beginning of a path to intellectual cynicism that transcends any 'normality'. Much of the reason that depression is far more common in current times than a hundred years ago is because many people run to technological outlets to avoid their problems, hence they are distracted, miserable and at the same time very confused.

Depressed people are commonly more disgusted by the 'norms' and anything sensationalist, but often are not given a sanctuary in which to learn/heal and often instead have nonsense shoved in their faces. Depression is beatable but requires a strong willpower, a great deal of thought, and a change of attitude. Many who have had severe depression at a point in their life can be great empathizers.

The theories that depression is caused by a 'chemical imbalance' are nothing short of nonsense; the brain does chemically adapt to changing circumstances, but since it is influenced by the metaphysical in this manner, it must be treated the same way. By psychiatric logic, being happy for an extended period of time is also a chemical imbalance.
Jake was deep in depression; but after two years of struggling, he finally pulled himself out of a rut and found himself not a teenager, but a man.
by Shadow Creator September 03, 2007
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Depression is like drowning, except you can see everyone around you.
Depression is like screaming for help, but nobody hears or cares.
Depression is like a monster that will sneak up on you and swallow you whole.
I suffer depression, and I will fight for my life until either I or the monster consuming me wins.
by LittleMissSixx August 18, 2013
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Depression is often taken lightly, which often just makes someone who is suffering from it feel worse

The true weight of depression

Depression removes all of your interest in what you used to love, you gain no enjoyment from anything, this makes you feel sad, as you remember the time when you could enjoy stuff

Music just makes you reflect on life, making you feel worse

You feel that any food is wasted on you, or you eat too much, because you don't care about appearance

You can laugh but, something is missing, laughing doesn't make you feel good

You tend to sleep inconsistently, in fact I'm writing this now-- at 4:00am, I'll probably wake up at 3:00pm, another day wasted

You don't feel like talking

You have no energy to do anything

You are often alone, wondering the meaning of life

You feel insignificant

The worst part of depression in my opinion is not knowing what caused it and not knowing if you will get better

If someone tells you that they have depression, you must take it seriously, they really need your help

People do care about you, no matter what you think

There is hope, for an entire week, I enjoyed everything I used to, I couldn't stop smiling, it was the best feeling in the world, and after feeling that, I know it is possible to kick depression and live life

And If you have depression, I hope that you will try to get better, its not a case of not getting better, you just have to try
Person 1: Hi, How are you?
Person 2: I'm... okay, you?
Person 1: I'm good, but I can't tell that you're not, is something up?
Person 2: Well recently... I've been suffering from depression...
Person 1: ah, ok it sounded like something awful happened, don't worry it will pass
Person 1: We all have bad days
Person 2: *leaves chat, feeling like no one cares, and that no one understands them*

Depression is not something people can just snap out of, it holds on to someone tightly and is difficult to break free from
When talking to someone with major depression, you should treat it as if they were terminally ill, its often not too different if they are without hope
by LeviathanTS September 08, 2015
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When the world has nothing to offer you, and you have nothing to offer the world.
You are trapped in your own mind and no one can understand or help: you have depression. :'(
by ThePainterofMen0o1 February 10, 2013
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excuse me Mr.First person published on this page YOU ARE WRONG. Not to pooh pooh your idea of "depression" but what you've described sounds a fuck of a lot like emo.
being depressed dont mean you wear black 24/7 or necissarily that you slit your wrists. theres lots of types of depression, bi-polar, clinical etc. depression is a mental illness, dont treat ppl with it like they're bloody tryhard attentions seekers, thats what the world has emos for=D give depr. people a break, coz you wont be helping their cause.
by lemmie June 22, 2006
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