RabidChild wrote:This is the basis of depression. An internal confirmation that you are as useless as you believe yourself (wrongly) to be. Low self esteem is the root of most anxiety and depression. Anxiety comes about when you believe you will be placed in a situation where your fundamental worthlessness will be exposed, depression comes about when you believe it has been exposed. The way around this is to realise that you are not worthless, nor are the bad things you believe about yourself true, and definately not to the extent that most people believe them to be. It takes time and a structured approach, but it does work.Zomoniac wrote:I had that the first time. Somewhere between that and the third time I had come round to thinking of depression as an illness, like diabetes, and that I needed medication to help. For me, at least, it's comforting thinking about it as an illness to be treated like any other.
Last time I was put on ADs I felt like it was admission that I'd officially failed at being a person.
The whole sabre tooth tiger thing is also true. We are not that evolved from our caveman ancestors, and the same instincts that helped us then, hinder us in the modern age.