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Can Depression Be Contagious?

Can Depression Be Contagious?

I have never in my life felt so down and out,this has been on going for 3 years. Ever since i started working i have been trying to keep calm with myself and all those around,my colleague suffers from depression and a little bit of bipolar (thats my opinion). She is on depression medications and i initially joined this group hoping to understand her but i think i am more in need for this than her,can somebody help.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

That is an answer that even educated scientists and researchers do not know. They know that there are multiple factors that play a role... 2 main ones being genes and environment. Someone's environment does indeed play a role.

Child A grew up with both parents happily married. He/she was well taken care of and was reminded of how much he/she is loved.

Child B grew up with both parents married but his/her parents do not get along. As a result, Child B is told it is his/her fault and is physically abused, etc.

You tell someone something so many times for so long, they start believing it.

It starts getting complicated when it gets into someones resilience, aka tolerance... some people are just able to handle more than others. Not that the person who cant handle as much is wrong or bad, it is just a part of science we do not have fully figured out yet.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

i dont think its contageous but i think its hereditary.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I don't think it's contagious not one bit if you're feeling depressed or having anxiety that's something within your own self those are feelings you're having inside your own self , like a cloud over your head, something pounding on your chest, constantly worrying about something that's not there, a feeling of Doom, insomnia, trouble eating or overeating, racing mind or you're trying to sleep, the list goes on that's nothing that you can catch or something that's in you

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Then it's not you , it's her sad to say she's getting under your skin , I hate to be real about it but you need to separate yourself from her she's not good for you she's bringing you down a bad path of emotions

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

It's not contagious but it's certainly hereditary and if you have any latent tendencies then under certain conditions these could act up. Trying to understand takes guts, very well done. It's very difficult coz half the time people don't really know that they any different to other people until it's pointed out or a catalyst happens and it comes out.

If your colleague's issues are starting to affect you negatively then u need to voice this. Anyone under enough stress for sufficient time anyone can start to exhibit these symptoms, it's the body's natural way of dealing with harmful things that threaten the brain - to shut it out and so the beginning of depression starts.

If she/he are having a difficult time then the best is that they see their doc to check their meds. Please understand I'm not being nasty, I'm bipolar together with some other stuff n I know when I'm struggling I don't really understand or see that I'm having a negative impact on others or that I need help.

Most of all you need to recognise any feelings of listlessness, insomnia or just sleeping, excessive boredom n loss of interest in most things, and see them for what they are - emotional exhaustion. Think about when you've ever been just exhausted, it's similar but couple it with PMS n post natal depression and u getting there. It's difficult to explain.

Don't leave any of those feelings, go see a doctor - preferably a good, logical one and have a chat. It can't do any harm.

Take care and drop me a message if there's anything I can help with. God bless

posted almost 3 years ago
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