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Depression is caused by an imbalance in the brain, a traumatic experience, or an imbalance of vitamins, such as B12. It is like pneumonia of the soul, sort of--it sucks and you think you're going to die from it, but with the right treatment (medication, therapy, lifestyle changes) you can recover and find happiness, joy, and peace.
Depression is a mental disorder, but at some times is not treated as one. Depression is never to be taken lightly, and should always be taken very seriously.

Some symptoms of depression are:
- Lack of interest in normally enjoyable activities.
- Unusual tiredness.
- Lack of interest in chores, work and/or school.
- Grades/productivity go/goes down.
- Frequent crying.

Some symptomps for severe depression are:
(- The same as for depression).
- You harm yourself.
- Urge to commit suicide.
- You cry about the smallest thing.
- You easily take insults very personal.
- Lack of interest in life.

You can treat depression by simply talking to someone about it and getting help from a professional. If you are severely depressed, this may get very, very hard and your depression will absolutely be very difficult to talk about. This should not stop you! Especially if you are having suicidal thoughts or harming yourself. It is very important to find a person you trust dearly and talk to said person as often as possible.

A very common disorder linked to depression is DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder).
This is a disorder where you can't keep track of concrete time. Do you forget what time it is? Does time move slowly but still so quickly? Wasn't it Monday yesterday?
When you have DID, it may not be associated with depression, but it very often is. Because of your depression, you do not care about time, therefore, may "forget" it.

When you have DID, you might talk to yourself in an odd way as if there were more people than yourself in the room (not like playing with dolls, teddy bears etc.).
(Ex: "How are you today, Dorah?"
"I'm fine, how are you?"
"Oh, well, Guy just broke up with me.")
A person who has DID will very often let the person to whom she/he is talking to have a different name each time, but the same personality. This is an attempt to sort out ones own problems in fright that someone else might not say what you want to hear.
These "conversations" often include much feeling and a seemlingly a very solid and understanding personality "helping" the person with DID.

As you see, depression is a very large subject, and what I've said does not even cover it half way. This is merely basics. If you want to know more, I bet there are books at the library covering the subject in more detail and probably much better.
This is what I had at the top of my head, and I hope it helped you understand what depression is. At least a little bit.
Depression is a mental disorder, but at some times is not treated as one. Depression is never to be taken lightly, and should always be taken very seriously.

Some symptoms of depression are:
- Lack of interest in normally enjoyable activities.
- Unusual tiredness.
- Lack of interest in chores, work and/or school.
- Grades/productivity go/goes down.
- Frequent crying.

Some symptomps for severe depression are:
(- The same as for depression).
- You harm yourself.
- Urge to commit suicide.
- You cry about the smallest thing.
- You easily take insults very personal.
- Lack of interest in life.

You can treat depression by simply talking to someone about it and getting help from a professional. If you are severely depressed, this may get very, very hard and your depression will absolutely be very difficult to talk about. This should not stop you! Especially if you are having suicidal thoughts or harming yourself. It is very important to find a person you trust dearly and talk to said person as often as possible.

A very common disorder linked to depression is DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder).
This is a disorder where you can't keep track of concrete time. Do you forget what time it is? Does time move slowly but still so quickly? Wasn't it Monday yesterday?
When you have DID, it may not be associated with depression, but it very often is. Because of your depression, you do not care about time, therefore, may "forget" it.

When you have DID, you might talk to yourself in an odd way as if there were more people than yourself in the room (not like playing with dolls, teddy bears etc.).
(Ex: "How are you today, Dorah?"
"I'm fine, how are you?"
"Oh, well, Guy just broke up with me.")
A person who has DID will very often let the person to whom she/he is talking to have a different name each time, but the same personality. This is an attempt to sort out ones own problems in fright that someone else might not say what you want to hear.
These "conversations" often include much feeling and a seemlingly a very solid and understanding personality "helping" the person with DID.

As you see, depression is a very large subject, and what I've said does not even cover it half way. This is merely basics. If you want to know more, I bet there are books at the library covering the subject in more detail and probably much better.
This is what I had at the top of my head, and I hope it helped you understand what depression is. At least a little bit.

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