Users' questions

What does it feel like to have major depression?

What does it feel like to have major depression?

Major depression feels like intense pain that can’t be identified in any particular part of the body. The most (normally) pleasant and comforting touch can feel painful to the point of tears. People seem far away—on the other side of a glass bubble.

When did I go through a major depressive episode?

This is a powerful perspective. In early October 2017, I found myself sitting in my therapist’s office for an emergency session. She explained that I was going through a “major depressive episode.” I’d experienced similar feelings of depression in high school, but they were never this intense.

Are there people who are more depressed on Mondays?

Are people more depressed on Mondays? Depression is classified in a number of ways. The types of depression that this test looks for are: major depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia (a milder form of bipolar), dysthymia (or chronic depression), postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

Is it normal to feel sad all the time?

Depression is much more than just feeling sad, and it’s different for everyone. Because of this, recognizing depression can be difficult, and depression often goes undiagnosed. Here are some ways that depression might make you feel. Things just seem “off” or “wrong.”

How do you feel when you have a depressive episode?

Like a thick fog that slowly rolls in and envelops every part of me. It’s so hard to see my way out, and it blocks my vision of a positive future or even a tolerable present. Through many years of treatment, I have worked hard to understand how I feel when depression comes back, and I’ve learned how to take the best care of myself when I feel sick.

Are people more depressed on Mondays? Depression is classified in a number of ways. The types of depression that this test looks for are: major depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia (a milder form of bipolar), dysthymia (or chronic depression), postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

This is a powerful perspective. In early October 2017, I found myself sitting in my therapist’s office for an emergency session. She explained that I was going through a “major depressive episode.” I’d experienced similar feelings of depression in high school, but they were never this intense.

What’s the hardest thing to deal with when you have depression?

“Allowing myself to feel the depression and accept its presence alleviates some of my suffering.” One of the hardest features of depression is that it makes you think it will never end. Which is what makes the onset so scary.