Symptoms Of Severe Depression, Why Choose Depression?
Q: Always has been regards depression, and no matter how you distort the sentence
written saying otherwise or pick and choose sentences out of context of their
paragraphs and the body of my posting my position is middles of the road, and
not extreme in any way shape or form and feel slandered you have said my m.o.r.
opinion is "extreme".
A:With regard to the debate, you get into trouble when you make a sweeping statement like "depression is biologically based." It's just as vague and open to challenge as someone else saying "depression isn't biologically based." The biological and psychosocial are interrelated. For example, the sleep, sex, eating, and cognitive difficulties can simply be the result of psychosocial factors. I am of the belief that therapy (and specifically, cognitive therapy) can change brain chemistry. It can be effective even with severe depression. For many people, certain forms of therapy can be more effective than medications. I also believe that people who use therapy are much less likely to relapse than people who use meds without therapy. Far be it for me to try to convince you to try to find a therapist until you find one who "fits" with you. It is certainly your choice to make. Personally, I prefer a more active approach. I noticed the only real response anyone has given this question is to state that depression is not a choice. I admit that the seemingly condescending tone in which the question was asked has somewhat turned me off to answering it, but I believe that we stand to gain the most personal growth when we can face those things that are difficult for us. Yes, on some level, I choose to be depressed. I will answer your question about why, in earnest, if you will first answer why you chose to ask it. You already stated that you are just curious, but that does not seem to be completely true; there seems to be some deeper reason for the question. It is apparent that you, yourself have never been clinically depressed. Otherwise you would know why you had chosen depression. So it seems to me (and I would guess to many others reading this thread) that you are trying to feel superior in some way--better for making better choices than we depressed rabble. In other words, I want to know if you can be as introspective and self-honest as I would have to be to answer your question.
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