Depression, like other life challenges, may interfere with your relationship, but it doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker.
What’s most important is a thorough understanding of depression (yes, that means do your homework!
Chances are, there are people who will be in both groups.
But dating can be a challenge when you suffer from depression.
And if you are on medication, take it religiously; be consistent with therapy; surround yourself with a support system of friends and family; and be around upbeat, positive people.
When you date a man with depression, it can become a struggle to maintain a relationship with him and protect your own mental health.
Being depressed and having depression are very different. Do not suggest that it's because I "don't exercise enough," or "don't think positively," or "don't drink green juice," or whatever the hell you think might be the cause of my depression. If I'm in a bad place, for instance, my energy levels and sex drive will be low. Not only does it mean I have the energy to do it, but that boost of seratonin and oxytocin will put me in an even better one.7. And being on said medication doesn't mean I'm throwing-mystery-meat-at-the-wall, giving-the-State-of-the-Union-Address-to-a-chair "crazy." 7 out of 10 Americans take prescription drugs, and I am one of them, and let's all juuuust chilllllll. It also doesn't mean I'm "numb." I'm sorry, is Zach Braff a medical professional or an authority on anything at all besides maybe getting away with rich-person Kickstarting his shitty indie movies? Depression isn't ~**~r Om An Ti C~*~*~* or glamorous or an indicator of True Artistic Genius the way some (dumb) movies and/or books will suggest it is. not cleaning your apartment for a month, not doing laundry for two, never washing my hair until bats start nesting in it, and crying a lot.11.
More than 80% of people who seek treatment get relief from symptoms, according to Mental Health America.Chances are you have dated, will date, or are dating somebody suffering from depression — or perhaps you are familiar with depression yourself.According to a 2014 study by the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 15 Americans have had at least one major depressive episode in a 12-month period.Fewer than half of American men who suffer from depression or anxiety seek professional help, according to a U. While an individual must exhibit specific symptoms that meet the criteria for a diagnosis of clinical depression (aka Major Depression or Major Depressive Disorder), depression can occur in varying degrees and manifests in a wide range of symptoms.A full description can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which guides mental health professionals in the diagnosis of mental health disorders, such as depression.