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How Can I Pinpoint The Root Cause Of My Depression ?

How Can I Pinpoint The Root Cause Of My Depression ?

Often times, I spend days and days crying and other days like today spent sleeping in the day. I realized that this is a sign of my depression. I pose the question above because I need to find out why I am so depressed. There could be numerous reasons but i don't know how to narrpw those reasons down. Basically I feel stuck in my own question.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thank you for the questions you actually made me think

posted 15 days ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thank you everone. Sunshine_Clouds....I have unfortunately been without a counselor/therapist for 6 weeks now! I have to wait another week before I see my NEW THERAPIST. It's not likely I will be sharing my list with a very new therapist I don't know. And it is impossible to share something like this with my mother who don't understand.. ugh, Thanks for the support everyone

posted 16 days ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

JakeLamott I suffered from a lot of childhood trauma and as an adult. It sucks with all the flashbacks and what not. I can't even get decent therapy to deal with it.

posted 11 days ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

until 6 year's ago I didn't realize I had trauma as a child.. like it did me a favor awakening it's self

posted 11 days ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member Funny when people ask this question I always shudder. I was 26 y.o. and was extremely depressed but denied it right to the very end. I know my story is rather unusual but here goes: I woke up in the psych ward after being psychotic the day before. I was there and was treated for depression. All news to me at a very young 26 y.o. What I would suggest you do is write down every possible thought you have on why your depressed. Make a list. That's what I did and as I wrote I realized I was quite depressed. They don't have to be in any order just as you think of them. Then go away from your list and look at it again the next day. If you have someone to share the list with go ahead and share. You'll come up with a list and then share it with your counselor, therapist or psychologist. All I remember from my list is that there were lots and lots of things there. Crying and sleeping yes bad signs. I wish I could cry. Anyways I hope this helps. The same exact thing happened to me 7 years later. I had to make the list again. It certainly justified my 30 day visit at the psych ward. Good luck. Annie

posted 16 days ago
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