SongBird Posted September 13, 2010 Report Share Posted September 13, 2010 So my father's side of the family is overrun with depression--his mother, two sisters, and himself have all struggled with depession, and I know it's genetic. I've never been diagnosed, but I believe I have it too.I'm an insomiac, my mood ranges from good to dismal, and, once settling in on dismal, sets there for a good amount of time. I'm usually antisocial, have struggled with thoughts of suicide before, and also have to really concentrate on not injuring myself sometimes. I recently found out one of my really really good friends has been given two years to live, and that's started all of it up again. My happiness is usually shaky at best, and most of the time my faith is the only reason I haven't given up on humanity yet.I find a temperary comfort in reading, writing, and drawing, but there are days when nothing helps and I just lay there, praying and trying not to cry.I already know that, even if I am 'officially' diagnosed, I won't want to take any medication, so I don't really see the point of paying money to take a test. I've taken a few online, but they all warn that a real doctor is the way to go. I've been like this for five years now, on and off. Is there a good chance I am, in fact, depressed? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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