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Depression And Mental Depression

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Chapter 7: Why being stressed or depressed isn’t the same as having a mental health issue

“Mental health stigma quote: “You cannot recover from anxiety by just staying calm. You cannot recover from depression by just being positive. You cannot recover from anorexia nervosa by just eating more. If mental illnesses were that simple we wouldn’t be struggling in the fist place.”

Having been diagnosed with ADHD, I’ve heard people say “I can’t focus all the time so I must have ADHD, maybe I should go get a Ritalin prescription” or I know what Anxiety feels like I get stressed, but I don’t need medication for it. Or “I’m having an ADD moment”

First of all ADHD just like many other many other mental health issues, are a lot more complicated than that! Mental Health issues involve medical, therapeutic, social, behavioural and pharmaceutical interventions and aren’t just about feeling tired, sad, stressed and so on
I think the best way to describe how a mental health issue feels is from describing it through the perspective of those who have been diagnosed with a VALID MEDICAL CONDITION through their eyes!!!!

Anxiety: Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. Arthur Somers Roche

Clinical Depression: “The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square.
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