Depression Quiz ?
Q: I thought you'd given up on posting to as.l
I go through phases of wanting to and then trying to stop but I don't have
much of an incentive to give up whilst I'm in this position (like you I'm in
a position that I have no, or not much, control over). I think this can be
Sounds like you've got severe depression and I really think you need to get
help with that. Are you any closer to being able to help yourself?
A:You needn't respond, but I wonder how you got yourself into a situation you didn't want to be in. I used to get myself into the oddest situations while I was growing up. Cool to look back on. Those things taught me something. Well maybe. I'm still stuck in the same depressing situation I've been in for the last 23 years. I still haven't quite giving up yet, but it's tempting. I was gonna give up usenet, but for now I'll just stay away from
A: S.S. I have nothing offline and my online life is pretty dull without you guys so, I guess I'll hang around for a while longer. I think that test is heavily weighted in giving people the idea that they have some form of depression. I mean to get a healthily low / background level of depression it looks like you have to be a hedonist wearing industrial strength rose tinted glasses. From what I can see 50 ought to be baseline normal. If you're not depressed to some degree, you probably don't understand how truly awful life is. I have been "down" for some time, but it certainly isn't a huge problem that warrants "treatment" - yet. Just the usual no partner problem.......one day......i'll find someone....having said that I did answer some questions that made me feel that there were issues that I need to address. So it might help to pull me round a bit by identifying that i have issues. I know you know this and I've said it before, can you make an appointment with your GP and tell him? If this is out of the question. Do you have a version of The Samaritans phoneline in Oz? They may be able to give you advice on how you can get help without looking like you're getting help. (If you see what I mean).
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