Depression seem to be quite a common thing happening to people around us just that we don’t see it.
Recently, I caught up with a few old friends of mine from school and got to know that two of them actually suffered from it. It sounded more serious than I thought and the treatment and medication used can actually be quite extensive.
I actually think I am suffering from it as well but I can’t quite make it out whether it’s just my emotions or that it is really depression. I have been surfing the web for symptoms and yes, I think I do have those. But then again, all these mood swings could just be my personality since I have always been like this since my teens.
After hearing out my friends’ side of their stories, I felt really bad not to be able to give them the support. Where was I? I wasn’t even there for them. I mean, we lost contact for years and maybe it was “OK” for me not to be there, but still, I feel a sense of guilt that I couldn’t do anything for them.
And of course, I always wonder if it is actually grief that I am going through. I grief over loss of my parents and it has been a long time already and I guess I ought to move on. I grief over the loss of my family ties with my siblings and most of all, I really feel very sad because I often feel very misunderstood since I am not very good at expressing myself clearly. I don’t know, maybe it’s just mental problems.
- Could my depression be a medical problem? (zocdoc.com)
- Depression Hurts (depressionfighters.wordpress.com)
- The Two Worlds of Grief and Depression (psychcentral.com)
- Depression (buttermilk80.wordpress.com)
- Natural Remedies for Mood Disorders (brighthub.com)