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Old 2010-06-08, 10:54   Link #90
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: East Boston, Massachusetts
Age: 29
Originally Posted by Reckoner View Post
So, does anyone here have experience with a long long long term depression?

It's not severe, but it's bad enough where I just don't seem to enjoy much in life. I've been like this for 6-8 years, with no ups or downs, just a steady mild depression.

I don't have any emotional traumas, nor do I live in a depressing environment (I'm in freaking soCAL on the beach for goodness sakes). I have good friends, a loving family, and I have several hobbies, both indoor and outdoor. I'm just not exactly happy with anything I do. Lately, even anime has started to turn a tiny bit sour for me
How much do you exercise? Do you eat fairly healthy? I went through a period of depersonalization similar to what you describe when I was younger, and exercise and nutrition really helped me out. They will help alter your neurochemistry (serotonin and dopamine) to healthy levels while giving you goals to work towards. The combination of those two factors (goals and health) is potent.
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