My depressions is interfering with social life and with career

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norah davex
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   Posted 3/5/2012 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a 22 year old with major depression disorder that I hardly can socialize with others. Most of them take it as a sign that I am aloof or being arrogant when in fact my bleak thoughts cause me to appear disgruntled and upset.I do take medications for my depression but they are not helping and some days I do not want to leave the house or talk with anybody or even get a job or take action regarding it. I even wish to die some days because of it. I hope someone can help me overcome my depression that is leading to intense social anxiety. Thanks.

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   Posted 3/5/2012 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
i've just joined, but i thought i would let you know i read your post and empathize.

do you have an outlet, like writing/painting/composing or through excercise that might assist with venting some of your feelings? i used to write alot of poetry/prose and compose, when i was single and younger (lol). i also used to lift weights, swim and run.    these things all seemed to keep in a "reasonable" place, but then i had no family and could keep whatever hours i wanted. i also discovered that i was much happier living on a farm, with few neighbours around.

all the best
hoping you find peace

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 3/5/2012 5:55:43 AM (GMT-7)

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norah davex
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   Posted 3/5/2012 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello malestorm,
I am glad you have a better life than me. I am always surrounded by people but I guess the positive silver lining to this is having people who care when I need them ... despite the hecticness of it all. I am sure drawing would help and writing poetry sounds like something I would enjoy and so does reading which is something I like to do but unfortunately  sometimes I am hounded by people since I am quiet and reserved. I do not have anything that I can live for. I hope I can find someone or something that would bring sanity into my life..I wish I can be a writer someday thanks again for your wise words of wisdom. I do love to run and use that as an outlet but things are still not right. Just two days ago my laptop stopped working and now I have no means of writing ... I wish I can get it to work again ....

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   Posted 3/5/2012 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Norah, if you are not in any kind of therapy/counseling I urge you to look into it. It is not uncommon for people to take a single approach in treating depression such as only counseling or only medication when what they really need is a combination approach of two or more forms of treatment.
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