feeling depressed

Posted on: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 1:12pm
bali bae's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/12/2019 - 12:02

hey everyone, i've been feeling really depressed and i'm not sure if my anxiety is causing it. i'm sure that it has to have something to do with it bc i feel like i've been more of a recluse. when my anxiety is bad i don't want to go anywhere, even a simple task like the grocery store is overwhelming. and the more i've been alone the more depressed i'm feeling. at first i didn't think that i was depressed but the more i've read about it the more i think that's what's going on. anyone else here deal with depression?

Posted on: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 5:51pm
JustJules's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 09:13

yes i do bali. it goes in waves for me but since i've had anxiety and especially social anxiety i've dealt with depression on and off. sometimes it's more manageable and other times it's unbearable, where i don't want to go anywhere or do anything at all. i haven't taken meds for it but i have been able to pull myself out of the times when my depression has felt unbearable. it takes time but i get there, mainly thanks to my family.

Posted on: Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:29pm
Pixie's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/16/2019 - 07:59

I haven't been properly diagnosed with depression but I do go through periods of feeling really down, sometimes so much so that I don't want to go anywhere or do anything. I've talked to my therapist about those moments and I know that a lot of it has to do with my anxiety and the fear of being out because of how I'm feeling. When I alienate myself it makes me depressed, so I try to power through it but sometimes my anxiety is so bad that I can't bear it and can't be around people when it's that bad.

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:50pm
MillieM's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/08/2019 - 15:25

Bali, I'm sorry to hear that. After a panic attack I will totally alienate myself. I can barely bring myself to go to the grocery store in fear that a panic attack will hit in public. So when I do alienate myself, like I'm doing at the moment, I tend to get depressed. It's one of those things that frustrating because I see everyone around me living normal happy lives and I feel like I want to jump out of my skin at times. All of this adds to my depression. So just know that you're not alone in this.

More Support Groups Posts

Latest Post by Parisian Chic Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:28pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Parisian Chic Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:21pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by JustJules Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:47pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by JustJules Fri, 12/13/2019 - 5:27pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by JustJules Fri, 12/13/2019 - 5:22pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Parisian Chic Tue, 11/26/2019 - 3:40pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Parisian Chic Tue, 11/26/2019 - 3:31pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Pixie Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:21pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by Pixie Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Pixie Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:15pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by bali bae Tue, 11/19/2019 - 1:11pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by bali bae Tue, 11/19/2019 - 1:09pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by JustJules Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:59am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by MillieM Mon, 11/04/2019 - 2:58pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by Pixie Mon, 10/28/2019 - 2:29pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by MillieM Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:17am
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lydia Fri, 10/11/2019 - 1:07pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by MillieM Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:50pm
Comments: 3

More Articles

According to research published in the journal Science, the drug ketamine can repair brain cell connections that have been disrupted by depression...

Mental health disorders, particularly anxiety disorders, are very common and often quite treatable. However, many of them remain poorly or...

Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for healthy growth and development. There is significant...

In the first study of its kind in this specific patient population, researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found...

Do you have trouble putting your worries and anxieties aside as you go about your day? If you find that they’re always on your mind, you may want...

More Articles

Ludiomil is the brand name of a tetracyclic antidepressant medication sometimes prescribed as a treatment for anxiety. Tetracyclic antidepressants...

Stressful life events are difficult for everyone, but they can be especially hard on those who already have an anxiety disorder. A recent study...

There’s no sure way of preventing generalized anxiety disorder, but there are certain steps you can take to keep your anxiety disorder from...

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, no matter how severe it is, you know the detrimental effects it can have on your mental state.

...

It's easy to feel like you're the only one feeling anxious in performance situations, whether it's giving a speech in front of a few people or...

Although best known for treating major depressive disorder, Cymbalta (generic name: duloxetine) is also a proven and effective treatment for...

There are side effects to anxiety that we all experience, I call them the aftermath of a stressful and anxiety-ridden period. This aftermath...

Part of going to school is taking tests, and you may be one of many students that experience intense test anxiety. This performance anxiety comes...

When people talk about treatments for anxiety, they usually focus on medication and therapy as the two main options for a successful outcome....

Stress and anxiety are largely a result of mental or emotional distress, causing feelings such as apprehension, fear, frustration, and anger....

The antidepressant doxepin (originally marketed by Pfizer under the brand name Sinequan) is a tricyclic antidepressant approved to treat anxiety...

The expression "worried sick" caught on for a reason--it is not uncommon for anxiety to produce nausea as a symptom. Severe anxiety or fear cause...

Aromatherapy for anxiety may be a useful natural remedy in helping ease symptoms. Aroma means a pleasant or agreeable odor arising from plants,...

Although there is no magic wand to wave and dispel chronic anxiety, we can do our best to avoid habits that make anxiety worse.

By...

The precise causes of hoarding are unknown, but it appears that both genetics and environmental factors play a role. Because hoarding behaviors...