feeling depressed

Posted on: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 1:12pm
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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