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Does anyone else deal with such deep depression that you lack the energy and mental capacity to even keep up with relationships and the outside world? Me personally, I 100% crave intimacy and connection with people, I'm a super extrovert, and I feel so lonely and depressed when I am not socializing and surrounded by people. People actually energize me. But oddly and ironically, I am having a hard time committing to conversations and relationships with people. I have zero mental capacity for anything other than lying in bed it seems. I've even noticed my work is suffering because of it. So hard to focus and concentrate. It's hard to even concentrate long enough to watch tv shows I know I love. It's so frustrating and I do recognize that it's the depression and not me. I'm also biting my nails (or cuticles) like a lot, to the point of bleeding. What the heck. My depression is stressing me out. Lol. Can anyone relate? Anyone have any helpful tips? Sometimes just talking to other like-minded people can be encouraging.

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    • Unknow

      732d

      Most people may be diagnosed with depression but they may not be properly diagnosed and they missed it maybe they are bipolar. People do not know that there's different degrees of bipolar and I have learned this they're doing research and trying to understand it because my husband is bipolar one and I have many friends that have mood disorders. I know the damage that can be done when not properly diagnosed or not getting help and following through with it

    • Unknow

      732d

      Most people may be diagnosed with depression but they may not be properly diagnosed and they missed it maybe they are bipolar. People do not know that there's different degrees of bipolar and I have learned this they're doing research and trying to understand it because my husband is bipolar one and I have many friends that have mood disorders. I know the damage that can be done when not properly diagnosed or not getting help and following through with it

    • Unknow

      732d

      I try to stay in bed longer because I stayed up late but like today I had a migraine from doing that. Yes all the things you said is part of the depression. But I have to get up to make sure the dog is taken care of and that my husband gets up and eats and is taken care of. He'll sleep all day because of his sleep apnea he's never rested. But I know it could affect his diabetes, cholesterol, depression, bipolar one, etc if he does not get up and get the day started and eats and moves around. He'll go back to bed but at least I accomplished something and I can feel good about it. If you can at least take two showers a week then you're doing good and that's the minimum for those that are nursing homes. So please at least do that. I'm one of those that I need to find something to do in between when I do have energy and time. When I am focused on something else then I'm not focused so much on my depression or my problems at hand. I tried to straighten up my living room today by starting at one end and going in a circle and getting stuff done. It looks better but I didn't finish. At least I tried.

    • SadMom95

      732d

      I'm introverted for the most part so I cannot relate on that. But I can say that my depression has effected every single aspect of my life including marital and parental. As an introvert I still find myself lonely the majority of the time. With the nicer weather, my depression isn't as bad as it normally is and I can now think rationally and critically rather than emotionally. I am a VERY paranoid person. The intrusive thoughts makes things so much worse. I wish I had advice for you but I'm still praying to figure it out myself. I'm sorry you are going through this

    • itsxjess

      732d

      I forgot to mention...worse than the depression is the constant doomsday thoughts and feelings. Especially in the world we live in today. I hate it being in my head and it's so hard to distract myself from it.

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