Author Topic: How can someone be diagnosed with depression?  (Read 4693 times)

because they are mentally scarred from a traumatic incident and affects their mood negatively for the rest of their timespam

wrong

its a fake condition anyways. anyone can be diagnosed with it.

good meme

Depression is a very real and serious mental disease. It's been watered down by people memeing on it and saying "i want to die" ironically or over silly stuff or something similar. It also gets downplayed by a lot of people who are uneducated on it, and some people try and self diagnose themselves with depression or any other mental disease they don't know about.

As for why the medication and diagnosis is typically easy to get from some doctors, is something i don't understand very well myself.

However if you do want an alternative to going to a doctor (which i would suggest, and ask about the different kinds of test they can run for it, if you do go.), then i would recommend counseling. It's still a good idea to go to counseling even if you have anti-depressants anyhow.

I remember having a relative who had been diagnosed with depression. I didn't really understand it then and I still don't but all I remember of him was he didn't have the will or motivation to even get out of bed for years
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Depression is most certainly a thing, and is definitely not just "intense sadness". Deficiencies of serotonin and other similar neurotransmitters in the brain not only obviously decrease feelings of happiness, but also well-being, motivation, and energy while increasing anxiety, cynicism, and fatigue.

This is pretty much proven given the fact that SSRIs work for thousands of people, and on top of that, observing the effects of anti-depressants.

Most people I know say I shouldnt be so negative/depressive but thats how I've been for the past 4-6 or so years so I its a normal thing for me. Ive been thinking of getting tested but I simply don't believe a psychiatrist can get me diagnosed with a few questions. I guess measuring dopamine is a great way since its actually scientific but then again I haven't felt excited for something in these same 4-6 years. Maybe because I actually am depressed 🤔

I actually got a dopamine tat because I believe I have a lack of it. Altho 25% of the reason I got it in the first place was because I think it looks cool.
Low dopamine definitely can cause low motivation, but depression deals more with serotonin. However, problems with dopamine are currently the most accepted explanation for people with ADHD.

Again, that's why stimulants are the absolute most effective treatment for ADHD/ADD. Giving you that boost of dopamine does wonders. I should know, I'm currently taking Ritalin LA for mine.
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They rarely give out good pills so it's not worth it anyway.

It's been watered down by people memeing on it and saying "i want to die" ironically or over silly stuff or something similar
coping mechanism



yes
youre implying that those people have depression in the first place

youre implying that those people have depression in the first place

some do yeah

symptoms whether physical behavioural or mental
its pretty simple