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Common depression themes

MeAndMyDepression

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After having read the posts quite often, certain themes begin to emerge. Here are the themes that I've identified. Are there more?

[ ] No friends
[ ] Alone
[ ] Lonely
[ ] Feeling unloved
[ ] Feeling guilty
[ ] Just venting
[ ] Happiness is out of reach
[ ] Struggling to cope
[ ] Scared
[ ] No hobbies / interests
[ ] No goals
[ ] No support from others
[ ] How to support others
[ ] Still living with my parents
[ ] Home life issues
[ ] Burden on family
[ ] No point in living
[ ] Wasted life
[ ] Hate my life
[ ] Hate something or someone
[ ] Having another condition besides depression
[ ] Lost / no end in sight
[ ] This world is rotten
[ ] Making mistakes
[ ] Reaching out to someone in need
[ ] Feeling useless
[ ] Advice needed
[ ] Just want to give up
[ ] Just want to die
[ ] How and who to tell about my depression
[ ] Feeling depressed
[ ] Want to disappear
[ ] Comparing myself to others
[ ] Dead-end job
[ ] Fed up with work
[ ] Problems getting a job
[ ] School problems
[ ] Money problems
[ ] Relationship problems
[ ] Family problems
[ ] Med / treatment experiences
[ ] Meds don't work
[ ] Meds give me side effects
[ ] Asking for med advice
[ ] Therapy doesn't work
[ ] Can't afford meds or therapy
[ ] Trouble opening up to others
[ ] Sick of being fake around others
[ ] Ignored by others
[ ] Can't relate to others
[ ] Others can't relate to me
[ ] Does anyone relate?
[ ] People just don't understand depression
[ ] People resisting my help
[ ] Things getting worse / more bad news
[ ] Can't do anything right
[ ] Depressed partner
[ ] Trust issues
[ ] Having a meltdown
[ ] Intrusive thoughts
[ ] People disrespecting me
[ ] People judging me
[ ] People not understanding me
[ ] Trauma issues
[ ] Emotionally numb
[ ] Emotional roller-coaster
[ ] Crying a lot
[ ] Help!
[ ] Negative thought patterns
[ ] Sleeping problems
[ ] Staying out of bed
[ ] Failing health of myself or someone else
 
jajingna

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You covered just about everything there. Guess "tired all the time" or "just lying in bed all day" are others.
 
Bluejay7500

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-Seeking approval in social situations
-Feeling of tiredness for hours
-Crying spells
these are some symptoms I had...
 
Bluejay7500

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The list really is endless when you think about it. It just takes a few key symptoms to get a diagnosis. Weird right
 
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[ ] No friends
[ ] No hobbies / interests
[ ] No goals
[ ] Dead-end job
[ ] Wasted life
[ ] Still living with my parents
[ ] Lost / no end in sight
[ ] Feeling depressed
[ ] Just want to give up
[ ] Just want to die
[ ] Negative thought patterns
[ ] Can't relate to others
[ ] Emotionally numb

Nope you aint missed nothing it's all right here
 
FallingLeaves

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Thanks for creating a handy list.

I've gone through and selected the ones that relate to me. Perhaps I can use this as a template to give to future therapists, lol. :)

My outline:

[ ] Lonely
[ ] Feeling unloved / unlovable
[ ] Feeling guilty
[ ] Struggling to cope
[ ] Scared
[ ] No hobbies / interests
[ ] No goals
[ ] Burden on family
[ ] No point in living
[ ] Wasted life
[ ] Having another condition besides depression
[ ] Lost / no end in sight
[ ] Feeling useless
[ ] Just want to give up
[ ] Feeling depressed
[ ] Want to disappear
[ ] Fed up with work
[ ] Med / treatment experiences
[ ] Therapy doesn't work
[ ] Trouble opening up to others
[ ] Can't relate to others
[ ] Trust issues
[ ] Intrusive thoughts
[ ] Trauma issues
[ ] Emotionally numb
[ ] Emotional roller-coaster
[ ] Negative thought patterns
 
Bluejay7500

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] Feeling guilty
[ ] People not understanding me
[ ] Trauma issues
[ ] Money problems
[ ] Want to disappear

To list some more
 
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