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Depression

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Depression is a choice. I've been in it and I got out of it. I know one other person who did the same. And one other person who I heard did the same too.

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It's a mental illness, it's one that can be hidden that's why it's so dangerous.
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It is a mental issue, no one chooses to be depressed and sad, and suicidal, or however your depression is. It is a sickness, and we need to stand up and show people that we care, but we will not treat it like they are insane, or as if they..as if we are incapable of things.
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because it can be treated .... if it were a choice you would have been able to get out of it any second u wanted
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Depression is a"disease", or more specifically, a mental disorder. It is extremely foolish to think that depression is a choice. Firstly, why would anyone choose to be depressed? The logic in that reasoning falls apart merely with that first question... That aside, biology has clearly ascertained that depression is not a choice, no more than being happy or sad is a choice....
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Depression is never easy to beat. It lies within your blood, your brain. I'm also tired of other people telling me things like get rid of people who make you feel bad, be more happy and positive, meet new friends. I was like"Only if it were that simple." But I know they just meant to be of help to me which I truly appreciate.
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I think it could be classified as a disorder not really a disease. I feel a disease is something you cannot meditate and think through on your own. A disease would need treatment and medication to get better. I know there is medication for depression but you can also heal yourself through religious or spiritual means also.
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It sure can feel like one. I had a rough time with depression after my first child. I did not want to get up and do anything. I thought about ending my life. What got me through was God. None of the medications worked but prayer did.
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Might it be that 'depression' is too broad a term, in the sense that the causes may be spiritual, situational, medical or whatever? In other words, part of the diagnosis might depend on the type of depression one is eating with?
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I think depression can lead to other medical problems and also disease. Your body does not fight off germs that well when you are chronically depressed. It is something very serious that has to be treated early.
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I think depression is something we all go through from time to time. Most people are able to shake if off after a couple of days and move on. For some it takes longer and very few develop chronic depression. To label this as a disease I think treatment would be needed for all instances mild or chronic.
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I can agree with that Samantha. I also think depression is not taken as serious as it should be. There are not enough studies for how long term depression affects the body. Most of the research seems to be how can we treat this with medicine.
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I think depression is something we all go through from time to time. Most people are able to shake if off after a couple of days and move on. For some it takes longer and very few develop chronic depression. To label this as a disease I think treatment would be needed for all instances mild or chronic.
Yeah, there's problem a spectrum of both experience of depression and causes, and an interplay between environment, genetics (and spiritual condition.) My impression is that depression may be over-diagnosed in some affluent cultures, where people are just searching for meaning. On the other hand, I think it's too reductionistic to say there are no chemical causes or predispositions. Just my 2c
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