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post #91 of 97
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So what in the person responds to the stimulus? If my physical body is in a healthy state and I'm not tired, I'm less likely to respond negatively to external stimulus, aren't I?
I wish i had your problems.

Depression isn't the same thing as being a little unhappy for a long time.
post #92 of 97
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I wish i had your problems.

Depression isn't the same thing as being a little unhappy for a long time.
So feeling sorry for yourself and perpetuating your lifestyle with wrong choices are accepted because you are imbalanced? I live with a depressive wife. I watch how she carries on her life and her choices. I watch her moods and where she is the most comfortable. She isn't happy unless she is getting pity from somebody. Those are self made choices to stay in misery. Doctors have told her how to get a grip on her emotions and she denies their opinions or flat labels it as lies just to take the money.

Drama addicted.

Yeah I'm hard on the topic because I lived under that lifestyle myself. Thank you military for giving me the toughness it took for me to see how foolish my choices were and not caving in to the pity party mentality I felt I deserved because of life's unfair knockdowns.

If you know you have problems, you also know the signs and what you could do if you were so inclined to minimize the impact on your daily life. It takes an effort from you to change. Life won't.
post #93 of 97
'My depression is bigger than yours' is exactly the kind of mentality that keeps you in it. And telling people to stop whining isn't helpful either. (I have experience, don't worry...) Give 'm a pat on the back and set a proper example is what I say. That's the only thing that helps. Comparing people to one another is extremely unproductive. You're not better than anyone else and neither are they.

/preachy mode
post #94 of 97
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So feeling sorry for yourself and perpetuating your lifestyle with wrong choices are accepted because you are imbalanced?
No, I'm arguing that feeling a little oogy because you can't digest lactose is an entirely different malady, and a laughable conflation.

Getting out of depression is a matter of discovering what causes your depressive cycles and overcoming those problems.

If that problem is cheese, your problems aren't very serious.
post #95 of 97
Prolonged discomfort, even at a relatively low level can cause depression. Celiac Disease is a good example of a food intolerance that isn't always easily diagnosed and can cause depression from the discomfort. Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is so common and so easily diagnosed that it shouldn't be prolonged enough to cause clinical depression.

I don't have food intolerances, but I do have food allergies, as well as seasonal allergies. I can say from experience that prolonged suffering from allergies can cause minor depression.

I also wouldn't be surprised if some foods can cause chemical imbalances in the brain of susceptible people, especially if there is some underlying condition.
post #96 of 97
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Prolonged discomfort, even at a relatively low level can cause depression. Celiac Disease is a good example of a food intolerance that isn't always easily diagnosed and can cause depression from the discomfort. Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is so common and so easily diagnosed that it shouldn't be prolonged enough to cause clinical depression.

I don't have food intolerances, but I do have food allergies, as well as seasonal allergies. I can say from experience that prolonged suffering from allergies can cause minor depression.

I also wouldn't be surprised if some foods can cause chemical imbalances in the brain of susceptible people, especially if there is some underlying condition.

All true, but i don't think that, for example, Kirosia's problems, are dietary in nature.
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Very true
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