Originally posted on kidsaregifts:
As I continue to read more about the condition that is Severe Depression, I am astonished at how ignorant I have been so far. I thought I knew better because I have suffered from a milder form of it in the past but I don’t. In fact many sources say that it is incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it at its extreme.
Here are a few phrases used to describe it: excruciating near-paralysis; anarchic disconnections in the brain (causing confusion, forgetfulness and disturbed sleep cycle); failure of self-esteem; positive and active anguish; murky distractedness; painful empty nothingness; anhedonia (inability to feel pleasure); fits of anxiety; feeling of inescapable suffocation or drowning; feeling dead inside; incipient dread hidden in the dungeons of ones spirit, smothering misery and exhaustion; a wraithlike observer who not sharing the disease of his double, is able to watch with dispassionate curiosity as his companion…
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