How can you tell whether you have depression or are just going through a phase?
This past year everything seemed to just go downhill. Yeah, every now and then something good happened like winning the spelling bee and getting a boyfriend but in the end those things end up fading into nothingness as well. I have my happy moments it’s just that.. well let me put it this way. Have you ever felt so happy one moment and then a few minutes later just come crashing back down to reality? My life feels like that but on repeat. So now I’m struggling to decide whether something is actually wrong with me or if I’m just overreacting and this is actually just a phase or something everyone feels. I’m not quite sure what I can do anymore.
You should never self diagnose. If you think that there is something, you should definitely go see a doctor.
I am totally the same with the happy one minute, sad the next. Depression is about not having a reason to feel sad, but feeling it anyway. And it isn't always just being sad, it is a lack of emotion. Being depressed means loosing interest in everything and having no motivation to get out of bed.
I dont know if you are depressed or not, but try carrying on for just a bit longer, if things are still the same you should ask for help, if things start to get better then it may just have been a dark spell. Hormones are all over the place with teenagers.
Doll it is a phase, a very long phase, we all have sadness in our life, I spent a year and a half but it's okay now I'm stronger & a better person now, PM me if you need to talk! Experienced gal here! - mads
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