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Re: ... with SOME normal people? capricorn

Posted by laima on July 21, 2006, at 8:07:54

In reply to Re: ... with SOME normal people?, posted by capricorn on July 20, 2006, at 17:32:53


If I talk about depression, it's because what I know and I think that's what this thread started with. I in no way meant to exclude or invalidate you or anyone else here. When I said "clinical depression", who knows if I was even using the term correctly. I meant to distinguish those of us who are actively, even desperately seeking relief from psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, those of us who have a hard time, if not an utterly impaired time, trying to function in daily life, trying to pep ourselves into keeping up the struggle, and so on. And yes, I realize all depressed people are not seeking help, and that all people seeking help are not "depressed", but rather suffering in other ways. I have been frustrated that there are people out there who can't comprehend why some of us can't just "snap out of it". I again apologize if my use of language was unclear.


> > It may not last as long in length as a bout of
> > > 'clinical depression' but swinging between being
> > > emotionally zombified and emotionally too intense in a negative way is horrible and just as bad in it's own way.
> >
> > --as for this, I don't know that it's a picture of "mental health", either. It's not what I'm talking about.
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>
> Thank you (not) for trivialising what i go through.
> Perhaps i should make out that so called 'clinical
> depression isn't a picture of 'mental health' and be just as dismissive about that.
>
> Why is it so that so many people with clinical depression are so arrogantly and stupidly dismissive of other equally bad but different modes and paths to depression?
>
> > I agree that every human being, "normal", "well adjusted" or not (if there are such easily definable things) goes through periods of suffering, but I don't think they are all "clinically depressed". I don't know how to further express myself without opening up a can of worms ready for gross misinterpretation and hurt feelings, so I think I best leave the topic before it gets out of hand. Obviously I am not communicating effectively and it might be best for me to drop this. Sincerely sorry I touched the subject.
>
>
> Ditto with a large capital D. I feel totally invalidated and trivialised.I wish i had never talked about the emotional pain etc i go through .
> It's obvious i don't belong here .
>
> Best i leave .
>
> >
> >
> > > >
> > > > I know all of humanity goes through bad times and suffers- I just think there is a difference between understandable low moments in people who otherwise cope very well with life vs those prone to casually exclaiming "I'm Soooo depressed I missed that movie", etc., vs clinical, debilitating ongoing depression. People use that term, "depressed" casually sometimes.
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm not talking about 'missing movies' or that kind of thing but the depression and emotional distress that can eat you up inside because you are so emotionally hyersensitive due to either emotional/physical or sexual abuse that you can be
> > > plunged into a variety of intense negative emotions including despair/anxiety/paranoia and anger.Calm to the point of being an emotional zombie and like nothing is fully satisfying and
> > > then something happens and your mood goes rapidly
> > > in a different direction everything so intense in a dysphoric/negative way you wish your brain would explode and when the emotional overload/pain is to bad you are sinking deep into anxiety/fear driven
> > > paranoia and rage and hopelessness and with it is so difficult to think straight ,your mind is all over the place.
> > > At the time you think it won't go away but it's as intense as it's short lived andb the aftermath is feeling totally useless/totally worthless/like you
> > > really are as bad or worse than all the negative things people have aimed at you.
> > > It may not last as long in length as a bout of
> > > 'clinical depression' but swinging between being
> > > emotionally zombified and emotionally too intense in a negative way is horrible and just as bad in it's own way.
> > >
> >
> >
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