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Feb. 18th, 2012 02:50 am
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I keep thinking about what is depression. I mean, I've known some people who don't believe in it at all - well, I do believe, but the words 'I feel so depressed' are bandied about so much, I feel like they've lost their meaning. I mean, you wouldn't go to a doctor just because you feel bad and can't sleep, would you? I wonder where's the border between just feeling bad and actually being depressed.

on 2012-02-18 12:06 am (UTC)
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Um, well. If it were me I probably would, if it'd been going on for more than a week? Because that's one of my warning signs. Feel bad, can't sleep. Next thing you know it's sobbing for forty minutes straight in a public bathroom stall and having to avoid the escalators in the library because they keep prompting intrusive sucidal ideation.

So I dunno? I guess it's different for everyone.

on 2012-02-18 12:30 am (UTC)
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Yeah. Like those "Know Your Moles" posters for people who've had bouts with skin cancer before.

on 2012-02-18 01:22 am (UTC)
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I could link you a few resources, if that's okay with you? For a baseline I usually use Is It Interfering With My Life but I know that's a really hard question to answer.

on 2012-02-18 10:57 pm (UTC)
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http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=103 <- Beyond Blue is really good. They have multiple symptom lists/question evaulation tools. Sometimes those help me, because even though I've done the whole seeking treatment thing before and mostly know my individual symptoms, sometimes I overlook when they're getting worse again.

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