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   Posted 12/14/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all

I've come to this sight in order to get some insight into living with depression. Honestly, I've been depressed for a REALLY long time throughout my adolescence and high school. I'm now 21. I've always been a glass half empty kind of person, even when I was a kid. I feel that my personality has a natural tendency to be on the more depressed side and have come to think that depression may be my reality for the rest of my life. Like I've said, I have ALWAYS been depressed.

I'm trying to stay hopeful about my life and really want to be successfull. But my inability to make any real dependable friends and difficulties in school and work have prevented my from feeling good about life. Having a family who doesn't take my depression seriously and no friends to talk to about how I feel leaves me feeling really isolated and very hopeless. I have all the textbook symptoms and don't know what to do about it besides try to get on some anti depressants again.

I was wondering if anyone out there has been similar to me in feeling down and depressed all throughout life. And if so, have things ever gotten better for an extended period of time? I'm scared to think that I will be feeling like this my entire life.

What things have people done to overcome their isolation?

Any advice would help!

Thanks and luck to everyone!
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Hugs, Karen

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 12/15/2010 4:56:19 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/15/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Incollege,

I was depressed though my teenage years and I am much better now. It took a lot of work, trying different antidepressants, and a lot of counseling. But my depression is now in remission. I think that the med that helped me the most was a mood stabilizer called abilify. It goes good with antidepressants. I take pristiq, but took effexor with success for years. So there is hope.

You will learn to see the glass half full. I always saw it as half enpty too. I figured somebody drank half of it. Was it full at the beginning or empty? That has always been my question. But either way, you will get better.

Coming here is good. You will receive support and others will share experiences with you.

Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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