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Copied this from dutch depression forum.

Depression is something that people who have never had depression have not had any, but therefore no idea what that feels like. (And I would say keep it that way!)

Depression is incredibly hard on your mouth, total loss, a vase that falls into a thousand pieces, no longer glueable (you think, you know for sure).

Depression is endlessly repeating negative thoughts, which become negative thought patterns, so that you end up in a kind of negative trance.

Depression is a constant screaming monkey in your head that forces and threatens you, who shouts at you poisonous things, that viciously offends you, that you want to hurt and that ultimately drives you to suicide.

Depression is a diabolical, deadly, compulsive thought disorder.

Depression is contagious. (Un)happy people make others (un)happy.

Depression is a slow death, a slow killing of yourself. Suicide. Or suicide, the cowardly, sterile, decent word of experts in white doctor's coats.

Depression is fear that your anxiety will never stop.

Depression is bursting, not bending.

Depression is a vortex of automatic (=unconscious) negative thinking. Unconsciously, so without realizing that you've put and keep yourself in that vortex.

Depression is a terrified dog that barks aggressively. So fear (feeling) manifests itself as aggression (behavior).

Depression is inconsolable sadness.

Depression is the bad-news show. I used to have to laugh when I met someone who was performing the good news show, so only emphasized all the good things, and at the same time made up a lot of good and lied together (=bragging rights). Depression is the opposite.

Depression is noise in your head, so you can't hear your whispering, sweet, wise intuition.

Depression is not an imbalance in your brain but in your life. Not a sick brain, but a sick life.

Depression is the depressing story you tell yourself over and over again, all day, every day, every hour, every minute, and often all night.

Depression is a visitation. Depression makes you say and do destructive things. And prevents you from saying and doing constructive things.

Depression may be a healthy response to an unhealthy situation.

Depression is total identification with the negative voice in your head.

Depression is thinking and/or saying: no! No! No! Saying no to everything and everyone, including yourself, so actually saying no to life. (What do you think life answers?)

Depression is being your own worst enemy.

Depression is a vague, meaningless, meaningless flutword to a colossal disaster.

Depression is an extreme form of wanting to have/be more. And be afraid to have/be less. (This has every human being, but a depressive boredom is extreme and destroys it.)

Depression is afraid of dying and then ... choose death.

Reading depression on the internet means 'depression': feeling gloomy for two weeks ... Lol!


Depression is not feeling depressed, no winter depression, no dip, no mild depression and no corona depression either. I heard a girl say, "Oh, well, I don't know (laugh), yes, maybe I have depression". It's pff.

Depression is your survival instincts that fight first (anger), then flee (panic, beware!) and then freeze (hopelessness).

Depression is being depressed because you're so depressed, you hate your depression and you hate yourself and you hate life, everything.

Depression is locking yourself in a pitch black, smelly prison cell. You're the D.A. who sued you. You're the judge who convicted you. You're the police who picked you up and threw you in jail. You're the prison guard who keeps you in it. Unfortunately, you don't know when, and if you can ever get out because you threw away the key.

Depression is a coma of being unhappy.

Depression is finally understanding Seneca (first century AD) who wrote: "Why cry for this or that in life? The whole life is to cry."

Depression is a bad counselor.

Depression is a pit for sobbing. (Last seven words taken from a poem by Lucebert.)

Depression is a withers in your head that with a machine gun constantly pops negative thoughts through your head, yes, also at night.

Depression is an awful longing for your past, normal unhappiness. Can I please just be unhappy again as opposed to this hell?

Depression is screaming without sound.

Depression is taking antidepressants and then feeling even more terrible, as far as possible. And then hear from your doctor: don't stop, keep going!

Depression is sometimes a very scary, threatening feeling, thinking you're in a nightmare-like horror movie and afraid you're going to go insane.

Depression is half numb endlessly watching stupid videos on YouTube. Or series on Netflix.

Depression is thinking: my situation is unique, different, more extreme, much worse than anyone else's.

Depression is exaggeration, drama, hysteria.

Depression is filling out stupid, depressing online lists of the hospital that are automatically emailed to you and not read by anyone, at least you never hear about it.

Depression scares wide awake far too early every night and immediately shoots into the abdominal pain sadness and panic anxiety. Then grind and wallow in those doomsday thoughts and thus never be able to sleep again.

Depression is suffering and constantly thinking about the fact that you are suffering. And suffer.

Depression is addicted to negative thinking.

Depression has forgotten your misery for a moment and then suddenly being reminded: ooh yes, SHIT!

Depression is tired, tired, tired that this horrific misery lasts so long and begging that it finally stops.
 
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Yeah, it's a real drag. Some interesting perspectives in there. There are many possible descriptions and metaphors one could use, but those who are depressed already know, and those who have never been depressed can only guess.
 
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Copied this from dutch depression forum.

Depression is something that people who have never had depression have not had any, but therefore no idea what that feels like. (And I would say keep it that way!)

Depression is incredibly hard on your mouth, total loss, a vase that falls into a thousand pieces, no longer glueable (you think, you know for sure).

Depression is endlessly repeating negative thoughts, which become negative thought patterns, so that you end up in a kind of negative trance.

Depression is a constant screaming monkey in your head that forces and threatens you, who shouts at you poisonous things, that viciously offends you, that you want to hurt and that ultimately drives you to suicide.

Depression is a diabolical, deadly, compulsive thought disorder.

Depression is contagious. (Un)happy people make others (un)happy.

Depression is a slow death, a slow killing of yourself. Suicide. Or suicide, the cowardly, sterile, decent word of experts in white doctor's coats.

Depression is fear that your anxiety will never stop.

Depression is bursting, not bending.

Depression is a vortex of automatic (=unconscious) negative thinking. Unconsciously, so without realizing that you've put and keep yourself in that vortex.

Depression is a terrified dog that barks aggressively. So fear (feeling) manifests itself as aggression (behavior).

Depression is inconsolable sadness.

Depression is the bad-news show. I used to have to laugh when I met someone who was performing the good news show, so only emphasized all the good things, and at the same time made up a lot of good and lied together (=bragging rights). Depression is the opposite.

Depression is noise in your head, so you can't hear your whispering, sweet, wise intuition.

Depression is not an imbalance in your brain but in your life. Not a sick brain, but a sick life.

Depression is the depressing story you tell yourself over and over again, all day, every day, every hour, every minute, and often all night.

Depression is a visitation. Depression makes you say and do destructive things. And prevents you from saying and doing constructive things.

Depression may be a healthy response to an unhealthy situation.

Depression is total identification with the negative voice in your head.

Depression is thinking and/or saying: no! No! No! Saying no to everything and everyone, including yourself, so actually saying no to life. (What do you think life answers?)

Depression is being your own worst enemy.

Depression is a vague, meaningless, meaningless flutword to a colossal disaster.

Depression is an extreme form of wanting to have/be more. And be afraid to have/be less. (This has every human being, but a depressive boredom is extreme and destroys it.)

Depression is afraid of dying and then ... choose death.

Reading depression on the internet means 'depression': feeling gloomy for two weeks ... Lol!


Depression is not feeling depressed, no winter depression, no dip, no mild depression and no corona depression either. I heard a girl say, "Oh, well, I don't know (laugh), yes, maybe I have depression". It's pff.

Depression is your survival instincts that fight first (anger), then flee (panic, beware!) and then freeze (hopelessness).

Depression is being depressed because you're so depressed, you hate your depression and you hate yourself and you hate life, everything.

Depression is locking yourself in a pitch black, smelly prison cell. You're the D.A. who sued you. You're the judge who convicted you. You're the police who picked you up and threw you in jail. You're the prison guard who keeps you in it. Unfortunately, you don't know when, and if you can ever get out because you threw away the key.

Depression is a coma of being unhappy.

Depression is finally understanding Seneca (first century AD) who wrote: "Why cry for this or that in life? The whole life is to cry."

Depression is a bad counselor.

Depression is a pit for sobbing. (Last seven words taken from a poem by Lucebert.)

Depression is a withers in your head that with a machine gun constantly pops negative thoughts through your head, yes, also at night.

Depression is an awful longing for your past, normal unhappiness. Can I please just be unhappy again as opposed to this hell?

Depression is screaming without sound.

Depression is taking antidepressants and then feeling even more terrible, as far as possible. And then hear from your doctor: don't stop, keep going!

Depression is sometimes a very scary, threatening feeling, thinking you're in a nightmare-like horror movie and afraid you're going to go insane.

Depression is half numb endlessly watching stupid videos on YouTube. Or series on Netflix.

Depression is thinking: my situation is unique, different, more extreme, much worse than anyone else's.

Depression is exaggeration, drama, hysteria.

Depression is filling out stupid, depressing online lists of the hospital that are automatically emailed to you and not read by anyone, at least you never hear about it.

Depression scares wide awake far too early every night and immediately shoots into the abdominal pain sadness and panic anxiety. Then grind and wallow in those doomsday thoughts and thus never be able to sleep again.

Depression is suffering and constantly thinking about the fact that you are suffering. And suffer.

Depression is addicted to negative thinking.

Depression has forgotten your misery for a moment and then suddenly being reminded: ooh yes, SHIT!

Depression is tired, tired, tired that this horrific misery lasts so long and begging that it finally stops.
Excellent post! So much content that is spot on. I'm sure people with depression can relate to everything that was described.
Yeah, it's a real drag. Some interesting perspectives in there. There are many possible descriptions and metaphors one could use, but those who are depressed already know, and those who have never been depressed can only guess.
"...those who are depressed already know, and those who have never been depressed can only guess."

Very succinctly put.
 
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Interesting post.
For me I feel dead but still breathing. I'm lucky in that a part of my brain recognizes I'm depressed; and as a self defense tactic chides me out of it somehow or soothes me by telling me to hang on, it will pass. It's so weird.
 
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Great descriptions of depression. For me depression is paralyzing. I can sit still for an hour feeling frozen and eventually have no thoughts just a heaviness of heart.
 
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