Am I depressed?

Postby Coldturkey2018 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:29 pm

Hello everyone, I just come here with a few questions because I don’t know anymore, for the past year or so I’ve been suffering with what I feel like is depression, I wake up in the morning have a hard time getting out of bed, I have lack of interest in things I use to love to do all the time like going to the gym, and I also go on eating binges sometimes where i could probably just eat and eat. The only time I feel really happy and normal is when I’m with my girlfriend all cuddled up in my bed, it’s in those moments where I feel like time doesn’t exist and I wish I could be there forever, can anyone relate to this? I don’t really like to call my self a lazy person i do participate in some events that go on and i also keep my room tidy most of the time.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:24 pm

I’m not sure why you are looking for a label.

The way people are diagnosed is based on the # of common symptoms of X or Y or Z “disorder”. The manual used for this has expanded to over 300 disorders. If you want a disorder you can find one.

Some of the symptoms you describe you will find aligned with depression. These same symptoms are aligned with several other disorders as well.

Instead of searching for a label focus on whatever behaviors you wish to change. If you want to eat less or get back in the gym, focus on that. Set small, actionable goals that actually get you moving forward. Don’t distract yourself. Don’t waste time believing that you must first determine some underlying disorder before you can develop a path forward. This is what many people do and they never get back in the gym, because they are wasting so much time lamenting and researching and figuring out how whatever disorder is impacting their life.

Positive action will rid you of the unhealthy behaviors.
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Postby Coldturkey2018 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:43 am

Never asked to be labeled I was simply asking a question, and wondering if anyone could relate to the way I feel. I don’t quite understand why you wander around here when you clearly know all the answers to everything? thanks for your response anyways, but I can’t say it was really needed.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:29 am

Coldturkey2018 wrote: thanks for your response anyways, but I can’t say it was really needed.


You’re welcome. And no worries, sometimes answers might help out a person other than the OP. That’s the beauty of a public forum.
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Postby BrokeSuicide » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:34 am

Richard you are trolling people. How can you not see it?
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