Am I Depressed?

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Hello Folks,

Lately I noticed that my life has drifted to the everyone's favorite social young lady to this lonely indoor introvert that likes staying on her own at all times.

Nothing interests me anymore, outside movies and books and online search engines.

If it's not business, I don't even chat with people anymore. I have like 200 unreplied messages on Facebook and can't reply them because nothing interests me.

I go to school and walk back home like a robot immediately after lectures because I don't really know what to discuss with anybody.

I ditch my best friend, avoid her calls and her text messages. Normal people act like this when they are undergoing a heartbreak, but I don't really have any pressing problem that can make me behave this way.

I'm really scared, It's like I don't know myself anymore. Am I depressed? Or It's just a phase of life? Or that's how I love living right now and how can I change it? Your opinions please.

Am I Depressed? - By Alamu Olayinka Abass - 2019-10-04 04:17:04

All I could say is your are scared of losing everything but you can work it out, all what you need is talk to those that you trust so much and always believe in yourself and with time you get back to your normal self. And also read some interesting books you can hangout with that your best friend also don't stay alone to avoid bad thought.

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Am I Depressed? - By Billy John - 2019-10-04 08:09:23

This is very simple, since you love the way you are living and it makes you happy i dont think it calls for any change. No you aint depressed you just in another phase of yourself. Thats what you are gowing up into and its not a bad habit.

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Am I Depressed? - By Oyelere Temitayo - 2019-10-04 08:30:06

You're probably trying to change somethings about yourself.. Probably want to try new things meet new people and sometimes it's Okay to be by oneself helps to think and reason right. You're not depressed. But once you start feeling uncomfortable with it you should change

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Am I Depressed? - By Obagunle Paul Kehinde - 2019-10-04 08:55:06

Never be Discouraged or Depressed it's just a phase of time all will be well, don't be moved or influenced by the circumstances around you no power of influence can change a man who is determined, you have the power to make a right decision to be Happy, whenever depression knock at the door approach it with Faith and courage and you'll overcome it.

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Am I Depressed? - By Adebayo Segun - 2019-10-04 09:06:55

It seems you are depressed but it is not about how it seems but about how you take it.Not all people that feels depressed are so,some just need a time off their normal life routine and do something new and maybe challenging.If you really feel depressed,just try find out what has been missing that is making you depressed and fix it for you to have back your normal life.

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Am I Depressed? - By Akinmoyede Bolanle - 2019-10-04 09:35:48

Since you are pleased with the ways you are living your life, that can not be say you are depressed. So you have to keep on and continue living your life as it pleases you

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Am I Depressed? - By Anyang Blessing Edim - 2019-10-04 09:42:04

Friend, this is exactly what is happening to me, I don't know how to relate closely to people, though  people like being my friends, I might accept them at first and after a while, I won't even remember them again. Not that I'm enjoying it, but I don't know how to deliver myself.

Anyway I still see it as part of growth because, when this is happening, I will be serious with what ever I'm doing without distraction.  I will be focused.  So that is it dear.

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Am I Depressed? - By Ibitoye Michael - 2019-10-04 09:48:01

I cannot say its depression because for you to be happy or maybe there's something you are trying to change about yourself, maybe the type of people or friends you have in your life before are not impacting positive things into your life but I'm sure with time you will meet new people that will turn that around.

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Am I Depressed? - By Albert Modeniola - 2019-10-04 10:16:32

Wow. 

. Have met my partner here!! This happens to me too, I love keeping to myself, I don't reply my WhatsApp messages most times cos it doesn't interest me, am always in my room either reading a book from watt pad or watching movies... And no! Am not depressed I just feel i need more time  to myself better I need a change that's all.. I guess that's whats happening to you.... But  learn to come out from ur  shell sometimes so it won't give u later complications 

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Am I Depressed? - By Esther Arinola - 2019-10-04 12:00:20

I don't think you're depressed. I just think you need a new adventure ,new hobbies . Your regular routine is only starting to bore you,. You're hungry for new, better ,bigger things. ....or,  this is actually who you are, and you've only allowed people to influence you previously, thereby making you feel like you were social. 

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Am I Depressed? - By NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-10-04 12:10:47

It ain't depression. It's a period of self reflection whereby you are looking at the person you are and you are trying to become a better version of yourself but you are doing this with yourself and not involving anyone else. It ain't a bad thing just be positive and become better after the exercise. 

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Am I Depressed? - By Idumwonyi iwinosa prosper - 2019-10-04 19:06:58

I don't really think you are depressed but that is not also a phase of life,you need help. I will advice you go see a pastor or be prayerful because i think this attitude can bring about depression but when there is nobody to talk you can start having some stupid thoughts

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Am I Depressed? - By Ibrahim Olatunde - 2019-10-04 19:12:03

It happens. It might be a transitional period in your life. Your brain might have been triggered by something from a movie you just watched which even you yourself don't know. The best thing to do is start doing all those things you love doing back. Talk to your best friend and everything will be back to normal 

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Am I Depressed? - By Hammed Jide - 2019-10-04 19:14:20

Living in depression is a bad omen, many cases of dui idea cases were recorded of recent as a results of living in depression, everyone is fighting a battle, try and find someone to talk to and live a better life for yourself, suicide is never an option.

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Am I Depressed? - By sunday francis - 2019-10-04 19:39:40

I must tell you that living a life of solitude is very bad and can influence you in negative ways.you must associate with people and discuss or even crack jokes with them it really helps a lot.

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Am I Depressed? - By Shofodun Tobi - 2019-10-04 19:53:45

I actually experienced this same thing about a year ago and i can testify to you that it did me no good..

avoiding people and not replying texts will make people think you're proud and they might want to abstain from you too and that's really not good. If you choose not to associate with people then tell me, who will celebrate birthday with you?, who will celebrate your graduation or any other things with you?

I knw its not easy but atleast just try. Make new bestfriends and besties or whatever and trust me. You'll thank me sometime

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Am I Depressed? - By Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-04 20:06:23

My dear, you are on the right track. Go ahead . You see, keeping too many friends and spending time on social media is really bad. Try working on your self. Any friend being it physical or social network friend that's not talking about business or not chatting about business when you really mean business, you should avoid them. You are not killing your self. Good luck to you and your mission

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Am I Depressed? - By Frank Bethel - 2019-10-04 20:15:51

No you aren't depressed, it is just a phase you’ve grown into and would grow out of soonest. And if your friends and best friend are really your friends they’ll understand that it’s just a phase and too many people aren’t needed at that point in life. But for the question of if you’re depressed, no you aren’t.

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Am I Depressed? - By Aliyu Abubakar - 2019-10-04 20:43:04

No, you aren't depressed. Cutting off social relations is going to have an adverse effect on you later. If you keep mingling with people as you have always done,  something that interests you will come up.  Don't lose yourself

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Am I Depressed? - By Tokosi Abass - 2019-10-04 20:48:30

Please do reply your chats and tell your best friend how you feel probably there's a way she can help you out

Or there's something you miss maybe your parent or siblings 

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Am I Depressed? - By Joshua Ogunsanya - 2019-10-04 20:56:14

It's good to try new things and meet new people, you also have to be careful of how you live your life. And you have to beat the fear in you and face anything that might be a challenge. Depreciation is not a good thing. So you have to seek cancels from people around you. 

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Am I Depressed? - By Nwosu Vincent - 2019-10-04 20:56:56

That's not and can never be called a phase of life. Because you are not a type that do deassociate or stay away from making friends. You have been a type that do keep friends from your write up. Asking if you are depressed, that question shouldn't be thrown to us, it should be thrown to you, and you alone can give a better answer to that question.

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Am I Depressed? - By Vivian Akaeme - 2019-10-04 21:08:15

You are not depressed dear friend.may be you chose to live that way by trying to change a particular life style that is pleasing to you.i advice once you get what you want try and change the the stlye.communication makes life worth living.

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Am I Depressed? - By Ayelaje Glory - 2019-10-04 21:13:47

No,you are not discouraged. You are only passing through a phase in life, I think you should change your environment a little bit maybe it could help and listen to inspiring songs

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Am I Depressed? - By Oyekola Olamide - 2019-10-04 21:34:50

I don't think this is problem, I don't even think you are depressed because of this. What I just think now is that you ness new Adventure, new Hobbies as well also. Maybe you allowed people to influence you previously. But this doesn't mean anything.

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Am I Depressed? - By Precious Luke - 2019-10-04 21:55:47

I don't  think you are depressed , you just want to your space and that is cool. You are just passing  through  a phase of life and it is natural. You don't  need to heartbroken before you can decide  to be alone sometimes  that lifestyle is the best

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Am I Depressed? - By Sarah John - 2019-10-04 21:57:20

Well....this is exactly how my life is right now and I'm loving it, hence you're happy and you do things right also think positively 

You're fine ...I don't think it's depression unless you're not comfortable with the new you.

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Am I Depressed? - By BITRUS SALAMA BARAYA - 2019-10-04 22:06:51

Is not another phase of life oooo its actually not normal without any pressing situation to put u to this state. I suggests you see someone you can confined on and talk too or if possible see a psychologist

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Am I Depressed? - By Blessing Sheyil - 2019-10-04 22:06:54

Because no one holds the right or authority to make you happy,sad,joyful or depressed. Only you can.

Get yourself hobbies.Find the things that interest you. Hangout with your friends too. Eat what you crave. Get yourself back. If it doesn't works, whatever faith you believe in, pray.

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Am I Depressed? - By Obaji ifeanyichukwu - 2019-10-04 22:08:26

I will advise you seek for counseling from a man of God and prayers from him to avoid committing suicide and other dangerous decisions which might not be the will of God in your life

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Am I Depressed? - By Favour Adedayo - 2019-10-04 22:28:19

I understand how u feel exactly,cause am also going through the same it like am not myself anymore ,but mine was due to some unexpected changes that affected me so much ,I think you just have to put more effort to be the person you use to be 

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Am I Depressed? - By Ifeoma Emmanuel - 2019-10-04 22:30:00

I won't call this depression. I also do these sometimes, I just want to be alone and think about my life not bother or talk to anyone for the main time for me Sometimes it's mostly because I want to plan on my future. Social media and friends will contribute little to your success in life that's why once in a while you take time and think about your future and know where it's heading to. So my dear I don't think you are depressed but in all pray and be obedient to God's direction.

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Am I Depressed? - By PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-10-04 22:33:02

Depression is not the right word there, I guess you must be having just mood swings. It do happen to persons all the time, but you have to be in control of the situation and don't let it consume you nor influence your overall attitude, as it may not go down well with people  around you. 

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Am I Depressed? - By Ndukwe Ikechukwu - 2019-10-04 22:36:56

I can remember going through something similar, just all of a sudden like that without no prior incident or occurrence. I just suggest you build up your social circle back and shove off your moody state. You might also wnt to see a guidance counsellor too.

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Am I Depressed? - By Oluwadurotimilehin Akozo-emiri - 2019-10-05 20:47:14

Aunty, please talk to someone ooo. Maybe your best friend, she can be the closest thing to gettimg you help and getting you out of thatnplace you are now.

People dont just decide to commit suicide in a day ooo. Its a gradual downward feeling that causes it.

Depression is a constant state of sadness. If you feel anything like that. Please tell reasonable people close to you.

Lets us know when you feel better. We care

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Am I Depressed? - By Obinwanne Nwizu - 2019-10-05 21:15:36

I think you're evolving. You're growing and you're understanding that what really matters is not in being everyone's person but in having a companion in yourself and developing yourself. 

You should be happy that you're becoming more focused on things that matter. 

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Am I Depressed? - By Oretan Ayomipo Micheal - 2019-10-05 23:18:48

It's not depression it's just normal phase of life am also in the same condition

This phase of life depend on mature mind concetration where nothing excite you than something that brings benefit to your life. This phase of life is categorize of section where all that excite you is what that brings sucess to you

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Am I Depressed? - By Oretan Ayomipo Micheal - 2019-10-05 23:19:04

It's not depression it's just normal phase of life am also in the same condition

This phase of life depend on mature mind concetration where nothing excite you than something that brings benefit to your life. This phase of life is categorize of section where all that excite you is what that brings sucess to you

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Am I Depressed? - By Akinfenwa David - 2019-10-06 21:04:37

Dont be discouraged dear, challenges will always come ,but it is written in the Bible that we will overcome ,so pls dont let challenges or circumstances weigh u down ,they should only make u stronger the future is bright .

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Am I Depressed? - By Hadassah Ibrahim - 2019-10-12 10:13:45

It's not depression but its a stage towards depression. .I understand cause i went through it and it is absolutely normal for young adults... It's at this time that we subconsciously start to re-evalute what we want, the type of relationships we want, our goals and aims... It's a phrase you will likely come out of very soon

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Am I Depressed? - By Oloyede Ireoluwa - 2019-10-12 23:57:59

See thinkkking about the situation of Nigeria could make one depressed sef so my dear put yourself together and stand strong, always encourage your self don't let anyone look down on you and don't let any boy make you feel depressed we've got a lot more of them out there,lastly you have to pray that God help you

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Am I Depressed? - By Mubarak Sholadoye - 2019-10-13 12:44:35

I think you're going through a minimal depression. When nothing interests an individual anymore, that's when one begin to inculcate different habits. May be good or bad. Also, one begins to think deep like never before which sometimes may be bad or negative thoughts. Don't be silent! Talk to someone. Go out. You'd definitely get through it. 

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Am I Depressed? - By Mubarak Sholadoye - 2019-10-13 12:44:45

I think you're going through a minimal depression. When nothing interests an individual anymore, that's when one begin to inculcate different habits. May be good or bad. Also, one begins to think deep like never before which sometimes may be bad or negative thoughts. Don't be silent! Talk to someone. Go out. You'd definitely get through it. 

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Am I Depressed? - By Adamu maina Hauwa - 2019-10-13 20:17:41

You are not depressed. But by doing all these, you’re trying to be depressed. If all these you’ve mentioned are not you want, you should find a new way to entertain and make yourself happy

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Am I Depressed? - By Tolulope Abiodun - 2019-10-13 20:23:57

It happens. It's a phase. I want to believe you will get better with time. Perhaps you are now trying to see what's really important and what is not. I'll advise you speak with a trusted friend. Try also not to be always alone. You must talk to your parents about it to. Get a friend at least one you can freely talk to

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