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Is it possible to beat depression?
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Is it possible to beat depression?
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God what a shitty movie that was.
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I did it bro.
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>>26074560
What was it again, elephant?
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No, you can cope with it, but you will always have these moments where you just think why do you should even bother anymore.
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I was consuming 60oz+ of Lemonade per day. This caused a massive fungus, Candida, overgrowth in my body. Which caused me to have crazy, intrusive homicidal and suicidal thoughts. I'd either hide in the dark closet or run out of the house in fear of hurting those around me.

I went to see a doctor, I let about 50% of what was happening because I knew that if I explained everything I'd end up in a Psych Ward and lose everything. That was one of my extreme panic attack triggers. The doctor put me on Lexapro for long term treatment of anxiety and Klonopin for acute episodes.

These medicines saved my life, I'd say desu senpai. They allowed me to figure out a pattern of my anxiety. Which was eating sugar or any yeast products. Every time I'd ingest any of those things, I'd go off the deep end. It might sound ridiculous to some of you, but I was beginning to come to terms of lifelong Loony house life.

Eventually, it took longer that it should, largely because of me noticing the pattern I tested positive for candida.

I stopped eating anything MSG, sugar or yeast. I felt amazing. I slip back daily into my sugar/bread vices and it directly affects my mental status. Though now, I know what to do.
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>>26074802
I've met one other person who shares my exact experience.

i'm convinced our healthcare is focused on treating the symptoms but not the cause. Instead of being tested for anything I was right away given an SSRI and a benzo. Which I'm grateful for, because those things gave a shred of sanity. But I had to fight with the doctors to get to cause of my issues.
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>>26074611

Because I paid for them, fuck you Dad.
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>>26074802
you got a yeast infection? thats kind of gay dude
but shitty so is it like a gluten allergy too?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ_S5Rjt_iI
daily reminder that girl live with depression too ;_;
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That depends. People whose depression is caused by their situation like most robots can easily cure their depression, because it's really just sadness.
If you lead a good life and should otherwise be fulfilled- but still feel depressed- it can sometimes be nearly impossible
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>>26074610
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIyrd6G2790

I'm pretty sure it is
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>>26074856
>i'm convinced our healthcare is focused on treating the symptoms but not the cause
They do but it's people's fault it is like this. Treating the cause would require them to actually do something (eat less food, exercise, quit smoking etc.) themselves instead of just going to the doctor for a quick fix.
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>>26074550
no
>pic related
once you've broken the wall, you can never go back. all you can do is enter the last level or find something to fill in the gaps
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If your depression is caused by social problems and petty things that sum up to sadness and depression, you can fix them and feel better, perhaps even get cured.
If you have the 'great emptiness' inside of you, it's harder. My depression got way worse after an existential crisis I had when I entered university. Now I really don't want to live, I just keep postponing my suicide because deep inside of me I feel there might be some sort of way to figure it all out.
Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be better to have been born as an ignorant Chad whose main concern was gettting laid. Ignorance is bliss, indeed. The more you think about life and mankind, the more you feel hopeless in this absurd we have to live in.
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>>26075457
>existential crisis
i think that's the trigger word (unironically) for robots
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>>26074887
It's not an infection. Everyone has Candida, but over eating sugar causes Candida to overgrow. It's a pretty debilitating fungus. I'm convinced at least a third of all depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia is related to fungus like Candida which prevents from properly digesting Vitamin B12. Which by the way is a factor in all of those conditions mentioned above. Obviously, once someone does have schizophrenia, telling them to pop some B12 isn't going to help.
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>>26075239
I wholeheartedly agree. Though, I think our "capitalistic" way of living encourages doctors and pharmaceuticals to treat the symptom. If you have depression and anxiety problems because you're low on B12 or magnesium, it's much more profitable for me to keep you on SSRIs and benzos than just replenish your B12/mag. That same "capitalistic/consumer" way of living has encouraged us to get the quick fix, the pill, instead of making real changes. Like you pointed out.
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>>26074550
No.

You can try to push it out of the forefront of your mind, but it always lurks somewhere. It's an inescapable state of mind that can only be dealt with through distraction or medication.
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>>26075710
why so? i think many robots have gone through one, it's kind of a redpill on how dull living is
some slowly grow into this way of thinking, for me it hit me like a truck
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>>26075453
This. I'm on level 5 right now.
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>>26075812
I went through a similar process, and life is never going to be the same even if I manage to crawl out of it.
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>>26075453
>depression
>"i want to kill myself because life is so hard.....but i don't want to make mommy cry :)"
This is just regular, ordinary boredom, not depression. Even middle aged housewives have more serious problems than the shit described here.
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>>26074571
And yet, here you are.

Originalio Commento
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>>26074550
yes, I just did, acouple of years ago
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No. You just have to not let it beat you.
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>>26075890
For real. I told my mom that I was so tired that I didn't feel anything inside if my death made her sad. She just told me that she loved me like it was okay.
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>>26075812
what i was implying was that normies don't really think about their existence, purpose or least of all, what they really want to do. they worry about lesser topics, like sex, drugs, someone else. but once you've just hinted that not everything has lived up to what it was hyped to (also questioning your existence)
>unironically triggered
similar to what>>26075453 said, once you have past the line, there is no going back,ever.

and in the end, there's only two choice
>kill yourself
or
>try to enjoy the ride
>mfw you realized the truth
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Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ1lkzCdkBI
Let me know if you want a bro to talk to.
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>>26074560
b-but I liked it...
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>>26074550
I'd say severe/chronic depression varies from person to person.
I for example, have always had depression and bipolar disorder and it's caused by my genetics.
So saying it's "treatable" isn't necessarily the correct terminology, for me at least. You always feel like something's wrong, or you always have those fucking thoughts in the back of your head. Always frustrated, psychotic at some points. It's whatever.
But at the end of the day, once you start thinking deeply about the universe and shit, and where your life is heading and where this life as homosapiens is heading.
You begin to wonder why the fuck even are we here, what's the fucking point in anything.
What's beyond the universe?
It makes you want to taste death and kiss it on the lips. You almost lust for it. >>26074560
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>>26076033
what genetics do you have?
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>>26075453
im level ? kinda
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>>26076082
Autism.
Original fucking comment bitch.
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>>26076112
fragile x?

anyway, ignorance is bliss. i'd love to have autism genetics.
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The only way you can beat depression is if you change the way you think. You have to flood your brain with positive thoughts, whether you believe them or not, just do it. At the very least it will stop the negative thoughts. You have to create a loop of positive affirmations, at all times throughout your day. After a day or two you will feel amazing. Your negative thoughts have been so deeply ingrained in your mind that you think about them automatically from the moment you wake up to when you go to sleep. You have to create deeper, more positive pathways in your psyche.

It's going to be hard at first, but eventually your mind will get the idea and start automatically firing positive thoughts instead of negative ones.

You're not your mind and you're not your body. You control them both, but if you don't, they will control you.
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>>26074550
Just watch anime. Problem solved
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>>26076170
quality shitposting
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I think it really depends on the type of depression you have. Something my psychiatrist brought up that I thought was really funny was how anti-depressants work. They can improve/stabilize moods, get rid of aches and pains, give you more energy, etc... But there isn't a single pill on the market that makes you not want to kill yourself. This is why alot of medication is linked to increased suicides. People are in a deep hole and clinically depressed, as well as suicidal. Once they take the pills they have a new found energy and motivation, which allows them to accomplish their goal.... of killing themselves.
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>>26076139
Kek, honestly I might as well be. Fuck school. I hope it gets shot up honestly.
Come to think about it, my life would probably be better as a fragi tbfh.
Not saying my life is bad.
But that's the thing with fucking being mentally handicapped.
Fucking drives you crazy.
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>>26074550
Yes, but it requires chemical intervention.

The woman with the highest IQ lived in a cave homeless, and took SSRIs because she understood the meaning of depression was simply brain chemicals. She also wondered about sexuality, she felt guilty but ultimately decided being fucked was what she got off on as a woman, and allowed a man to purchase her as a sex slave. She is happy now and not homeless. Its a true story. She managed to have internet connection from her cave in the woods too, she was a smart girl.
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It depends on what type of depression you have but clinical depression is a life time thing
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>>26076183
Really, it's that easy
>My face when anti-animefags wonder why they're depressed
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>>26076254
Pretty much what I have.
And I fucking love it.
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>>26076157
Right on, the power of your own thoughts is pretty great. i was on pills but I didn't like those. What's been working for me is not thinking about the future and just taking it one day at a time. I tried doing the positivity thing and it worked, but I would get exhausted after a while and hit really deep lows again. I'm trying to stay more even keeled and calm. Whatever happens happens, but at the end of the day I live in a decent place with a fridge, internet, and heat. I'm gonna be ok.
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>>26076157
Wisdom right here for sure
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>>26076157
I applaud your mediocrity.
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>>26074550
No. Not it's not.
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>>26076157
This is accurate, it worked for me for a while.

My issue was having my faux thoughts crushed everytime something bad happened to me. I'd live in a fairy world that I thought would never end, then it ended. Each time was harder for me to recover, I've now been a NEET for 3 years, and the pretty carrot on a stick that was my future is dead in the dirt.

Try to get out there and do things guys, if you don't, it'll just give you more reasons you can't.
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what if i told you you're not depressed
you're angry and you have no outlet so you bottle it up
find an outlet
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>>26076157

So basically lie to yourself
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>>26074550
You don't have depression, retard.

You just have a shitty life.

And a shitty life, by definition, is shit.
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>>26076415
Yes.

The phrase; "fake it til you make it" comes to mind.

I'm not the person who you're replying to, but it does help give your life direction.
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>>26076415
The lie becomes the truth. Perception is reality.
Reality is just interpretation of the universe which may or may not exist.
It don't matter. None of this matters.
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>>26076486

Perception is not reality, it's propaganda in it's purest form.
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>>26076254

Actually there is still no scientific consensus that serotonin is causally related to depression, and if anything the scales are tipping away from a causal link at this point. It's quite likely that a serotonin imbalance is a symptom of depression, not a cause. It's no coincidence that the one study that strongly supported the causal model was published a handful of months after the first generation of SSRIs had been developed, but before a use had been found for them. By taking the results of that study and running with them, SSRIs were sold as a "cure for depression" and became a multibllion dollar industry but there is still not much evidence that they work better than a placebo, and in plenty of cases they are less effective. One of the common side effects of Zoloft is depression and suicidal ideation, for example. I've seen that one first hand in a friend who was using it to treat OCD and it was horrible.

Further reading:

>>>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1277931/
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>>26076415
Yes, try it. What do you have to lose? At the very least you won't have to listen to any negative shit all day, you won't dwell on the past and you won't worry about the future. You'll be in the present all day. Try it out.
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>>26076697


Women are scum, you can never blue pill me after what I know.
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>>26076508
What is propaganda?
What is meaning?
What is liberation?
It's all bullshit and it's bad for you.
Nothing is real. You're not real. I'm not real. "Cogito ergo sum" is bullshit.
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>>26076736

So while we're on that topic, I just got through watching Full Metal Alc.

Never did it occur to me that we could be in a world like that, imagine when we die, our dreams are on the other side waiting for us?

Not all this heaven/hell shit that we keep fighting about.

Imagine prime horse pussy everywhere, mm mmMMM M M MM!!
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>>26074550
"Beat" in what sense? It's a persistent mental condition. So if by "beat," you mean "eliminate", then no, you can't beat it.
However, you can manage and prevent the symptoms of depression.
>>26076157
this anon here sort of has the right idea. By adjusting your pattern of thinking and conditioning yourself to make it routine, you can drown out thoughts that are symptomatic of depression. Beyond that, having healthy routines like going to bed and waking up at relatively regular times can help. Working out helps. Doing things to offset the traits that come packed with depression can get you managing it. Do it for long enough and you might be able to make beating the depression simple routine.
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>>26074550
I've worked my way to a general feeling of being ok with life underscored by a mild sense of anxiety and malaise. It's possible I guess.
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>>26076297
anime just makes me sadder because after I finish watching it, i remember I'll never know what its liek to have friends or be in love.
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>>26074550
I just manage it by constantly staying busy at work, exercising, and weeb/geeky hobbies. But the second you slow down it hits you. It'll never go away, it just gets worse the older you get desu...
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>>26074560
I like the scene where the two boys make love in the shower :3
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>>26077004
that annoyed the fuck out of me because it feels like every other sex scene in movies; shoehorned in and the smug cunt writer/director probably felt cultured for putting it in
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>>26076734
Would you believe me if I said I used to think the same way?

If you're anything like I used to be, when it came to your views on women, they were influenced either by watching women getting wrecked in porn by multiple cocks, reading articles/stories about female infidelity posted on here or watching videos of women acting like children or bitches. If you're taking that shit in 10-12 hours a day, how can you not end up hating women. You have to give yourself a break from all of that shit, man. Do it for your own health.

Or not, but I mean, women are more than half of the population. That's a lot of people you're forming a negative opinion about. Why hate them when literally don't have to?
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>>26076944

That's because you want 3D for some odd reason. 2D is all you need. Might want to get your life filter checked.
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>>26074911
depression is a fashion statement for women.
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