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How many of you been living with depression over 5 years ?

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mdddd

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I ask this to meet people who have been with this problem since long time, specially people over 27 old.

I really want to talk with people. When I enter to this forum I read about people with problems, and its ok, I understand some people really post to ask for help, advices, problems to resolve, etc.

But what I want is to meet people who also have depression, and talk. I really miss to have a conversation.
 
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Purpleplum

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I could add a lot of years to 5.
 
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sunset547544

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We could do with a random spinner for lighthearted conversation topics!
 
wollie

wollie

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I have been a depressive scince 2008 mdddd
 
UpnDwn1978

UpnDwn1978

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I'm 41 and have struggled with the depression for as far as I can remember.
 
nonblondLA

nonblondLA

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43, first episode at 18. At this point, I feel like depression makes me depressed... like it's hard to feel hopeful if you know that you're just going to check out again and be unable to finish what you started. And then the hopelessness makes it hard to see the point of seeking treatment, particularly when so many treatments (therapy, drugs, etc.) haven't worked.

For whatever reason I'm pretty good at remaining functional even when I feel awful, as long as there's some kind of structure and other people are expecting something of me. So that generally puts me in the dysthymia category, though I've also had several months-long episodes of MDD.

The only thing I can point to that consistently makes me feel better is exercise. It often takes me hours to get myself to do it, and sometimes I can only get as far as putting on the gym clothes. But when I can it does help. I am trying to think of it as a keystone habit to get vigorous exercise 2-3 times a week even if I get almost nothing else done.
 
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Ian Haines

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I recently heard depression described as the INABILITY TO CONSTRUCT A FUTURE! After 50 years of mental illness, I can honestly say that that simple description is the best I've ever seen!
 
Passionflower

Passionflower

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40 years off and on.
 
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JCPraha

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I have had depression for 30 years. Sometimes worse than others. Meds helped for a long time but stopped working. Now it is quite bad. I am treatment resistant at this point. It is quite difficult, to say the least.
 
madmark

madmark

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me me me me ive been posting on here for many years look up my thread and have a read i post all good and bad
 
Lizaje

Lizaje

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What can I say? It's a......way of life? :unsure:
 
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