Is Isolation another syptem of depression?

Should I show my feelings to others?
Yes - 100.0%
No - 0.0%

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   Posted 1/11/2007 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Almost every where I go, I ignore others and keep my feelings hidden. The only feeling I show is anger and hyperness when I have caffine in my system. Is issolation good for depression?
16 and depressed with life!

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   Posted 1/11/2007 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chad..Tell me something, why would you hide yourself away when you obviously have so much to offer..your sense of humour for a start, your sense of giving, and your understanding of things even at the age of 16.
You have your whole life ahead of you..gosh I am in my forties and have left many a rock unturned I am sure lol.
What do you want to do with your life?
Do you have some sort of direction planned for a career?
Are you still at school?
Do you think that counselling/therapy could help you get thru this rough patch Chad? I think it would be great coz it seems to me that you have lost your way in life..having been there too I found it really worked for me :)) Have you been to the doc. and told how you are feeling these days..if not this could be a plan too..
Looking forward to hearing more about you.

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   Posted 1/11/2007 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chad, I voted but only on the basis that I believe that people should show or entrust their feelings to others that they have a personal relationship with.  Also, yes isolation is very much a symptom of depression and once you start this pattern of behavior (locking yourself away physicially and mentally) it is very difficult to break in the future. 
I grew up the first 12 years of my life in an abusive environment.  The trauma from that time formed my mental well being for the future...meaning that I learned at a young age to isolate, and not talk about my feelings.  I am 33 now and this pattern of behavior still follows me to this day.  If you recognize that your doing this and know that it is a problem then you can try to maybe work with a counselor as Maree said on some ways that you can avoid this type of behavior. 

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