I have been struggling with depression for years. Sometimes I almost feel perfectly fine and yet other times I struggle to go on. Some days are worse then others. Sometimes I can feel down for weeks at a time others times it doesn't last that long. So how does your depression affect you and your life?
I think that it comes and goes. For me I would say I just have depressed moments, but not long bouts with it. My mindset is to take a srep back and look for the positive. It seems tonwork for me.
I've had chronic depression since high school. From 14 years old to 25 years old, it was left undiagnosed. Yet, it was pretty obvious through my behaviors and physical condition that I was clinically depressed. Sometimes my depression becomes a crippling thing that reduces me to a puddle of fears. Other times, it's just a shadow creeping through the crevices of my brain, reminding me that it can cast everything in darkness with a snap of someone's fingers. I've learned from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, practicing yoga, Taoism and Buddhism, and dancing how to control the episodes more effectively; but my depression keeps coming back.
I've been told medication is the only way to actually fix the damage it's done to my brain. However, if I can control it naturally, that's how it's going to be.
I have triggers; negative people, financial problems, and stress. All of those will send me into depression. It comes and goes but when it comes it stays far longer than I want and I have to fight so hard to get over it.