Im very unhappy right now

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Joined: 22 Aug 2018
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04 Dec 2023, 3:05 pm

I cant get out of depression nowadays.

What would you do at first if you feel so depressed and empty?


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04 Dec 2023, 3:39 pm

it depends on what is causing the depression. For some people its a seasonal thing, for some its situational, for others it might be comorbid with other illnesses or disability. It can also be medication/or drug related. It might also be a combination.

The treatments also vary. Its a complex issue that doesn't come with a universal fix.


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04 Dec 2023, 4:17 pm

I like to get outside and play golf.
I used to go hiking but I think it is safer on the golf course as I'm less likely to get lost.


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04 Dec 2023, 4:24 pm

For me - Usually something that gives me sensory comfort.
That thing is normally from childhood.
Old music (esp. Christmas), coloured lights, old toys, soft blankets, cuddly jammies.
Then I stim my brains out.
Sometimes a hot bath.

Of course it doesn't cure depression, it just feels good in the meantime.


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04 Dec 2023, 6:00 pm

I tend to try a 'glass half full' approach. Think of the positives: you have food and water and a roof over your head unlike those poor people in Ukraine and Gaza.

Diagnosed with ADHD - Inattentive type and undiagnosed aspergers.

Interests: music (especially 80s), computers, electronics, amateur radio, soccer (Liverpool).


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05 Dec 2023, 3:57 am

Not that it has really worked that great for me, but it does give me some temporary relief to find a distraction.

If I watch a streaming program that is sufficiently absorbing I can forget myself a bit and shift my focus on what is happening in the show. I like British detective shows, because they are like solving a puzzle, and the characters and settings are good. I don't want to watch something too emotional.

Busying myself with a craft like crocheting, usually while listening to a podcast like Conan O'Brien or Marc Maron (or whatever interests you) has a similar effect.

Going out on a bike ride sometimes lifts my spirits a tiny bit. Not always, because sometimes I keep on thinking about the things that are upsetting me so it doesn't serve as a distraction.

Talking to someone, even on the phone, if there is someone you can talk to.

It might help to see a therapist and take medications.