At what age did you (if you did) get out of depression, /b/?
Need this for scientific reasons, I want to evaluate the total influence that teen hormones have on depression.
>have this pillow-ass asian as a return favor
Gonna make a real attempt at this....
If you think you have depression get it clinically diagnosed. Don't just assume it. Most of the time it's just you either being an attention whore, or refusing to obtain something you feel is missing from your life. People have the ability to "pull themselves out of depression," they just lack the willpower to do so. So find out what you are looking for, and figure out how to get it. For example, if its a girlfriend, go get a job, go exercise, and gain confidence by acknowledging your day to day accomplishments l.
I started around puberty, my depression didn't go away until I was 30, 33 now - hang in there, and thank you for the pillow asian.
Understand that the past is the past, you cannot change it, the future and what it holds can only be changed by the present. Try to clear all thoughts of past and future and just focus on the here and now, do your best - this way you can shape the future into something you want.
the only reason i havent blown my head off is due to lexapro
when i dont take it i start asking myself "whats the point" and realizing there is no point.
so its that. either take meds and live or dont and die
No idea, sorry, I found if on /fit/ the other day.
But here, have some more.
Looking back on it, I can say that I've been depressed for almost my whole life, and it only got bad enough to receive a diagnosis when I was 17. What's bad about that is that from a very young age, depression had shaped my personality, for better or for worse, and medication took it away. Because of that, I couldn't figure out who I was without my depression, so I'd get into cycles of not taking meds so I could feel like "myself", and taking them again when it gets bad enough I do something stupid or lash out at friends.
Depression is normal and everyone feels down every once in a while. Treating this shit like a disease is ruining society.
Stop being a bunch of whining pussies and grow the fuck up. Stop buying into this bullshit and making everyone pander to something that is a normal part of life.
No fucking idea when it started, 25 now. Spent a calender year from 2014 to 2015 actually preparing my suicide and the only reason I snapped out of running under a truck and sought help was due to being really fucking confused that I had fallen in love with somebody. I've never felt anything one way or another before.
I feel like that as well, sometimes.
>and by "sometimes" I mean "when I'm on speed"
I don't mean to mock you though. Your reply makes me a little bit bitter, but I understand your perspective.
>when I'm on speed
>tfw no literally perfect skinny gf
It had gotten bad after the death of someone close to me, afterwards I got a few months of therapy, and eventually a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. At the time, my psychiatrist said it was possible there was a genetic reason for it, since my older sister and a few other family members have it as well. I've been on SSRI's for a while now, but I appreciate the concern for my boipussi.
>Depression is normal
Maybe on 4chan, it is.
honestly, I started recovering when I got my first job at 17, and after I lost my virginity at 19, depression almost entirely disappeared from my life. I still have relapses because my genetics and lifestyle leave me vulnerable, but getting some responsibilities worked out really well for it.
>I first really started noticing my symptoms at the age of 14.
>At 17 I was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with Severe Episodic Depression and Severe Anxiety.
>18 now and I'm still not 100% better.
>I don't take medication
They did tell me that I'll never feel happy all of the time. So there's that. I dont think I'll grow out of it
My depression started when I was ~15, haven't really ended (turning 19 in a few months).
I don't know, I think it's just because of all the shit in my life, not because of hormones.
Around 26 ish i started feeling better.
But it was my own fault i was fucking depressed!
I was obese.
Why was i obese, well i did not move my fat ass. I played World of Warcraft for 12-14 hours a day.
I was failing collage, well kinda hard passing when you are NEVER fucking there, i was at home playing WoW.
They highlight of the "day/month" was when i got my tuition so i could spend it on good food, only making me more fucking obese, and more shy of people, thus becoming a more hardcore wow gamer..
And to top that shit off, my girlfriend dumped me.
So i was kinda suicidal at the end there..
But i managed too see the madness, i gave up wow, i started going out, seeing irl friends. I started eathing "heatlier". i lost weight, i started dating girls.
I started working, got promoted, then promoted, now i am a manager, i earn good money, i own a awesome house. A beautiful girlfriend. Loyal friends.
Depressed in High school.
Dad was cop in small town.
Everyone distrusted me because of that.
Had an accident at 19.
became 100% depressed.
never talked to anyone except at work
Gain 50 lbs in a couple years
Now 21 1/2 and 270lbs - still virgin and crazy depressed
cute girl at work likes me for some reason
Decide to start eating healthier and lose weight
See girl a couple times - end up being beta drunk passed out in front of her roommates
She dumps me, i feel horrible
Decide fuck this, ima keep losing weight anyway
Turn 22, now 210lbs lookin better
Alpha mode activated
Started back at college
Get first blowjob from a married woman
Slut mode activated
fucked many bitches in a year
Got better job
Got even better job
Now 27, GF of 4 years
Own my own house
Smoke weed all the time
Sex best ever
Life is good
when i stopped using drugs to run from my personal issues and face them head on. by overcoming these issues that caused me to use drugs in the first place i raised my self esteem, self confidence, social anxiety disappeared, i stopped feeling sad because i no longer struggled to fit in, i stopped caring way too much about what others thought about me, and i gained great motivation to kick ass in life.
its a matter of getting off your ass and making a change. change is uncomfortable thats why we sit in our shit for so long. but the reward of being free greatly outweighs any justification you make up. if you dont put amy effort in to improving your life you cant magically expect it to change for the better. stop being a bitch and do something about it.