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    batsheva86
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    Growing up, I had a childhood full of traumas. There was hardly a dull moment.

    As I go through my non-linear healing journey, I constantly grapple in my mind with this question

    when I feel extremely sad, how do I know if it’s depression or simply justified sadness?

    I get extremely hopeless very often and sometimes lose interest in things that once brought me joy, but it doesn’t last for a long time usually. It’s also very situational and doesn’t USUALLY come unexpectedly. But sometimes it does come when nothing particular is going too wrong. But not so often

    I almost wish I had a diagnosis of depression just so that my deep sadness can feel more validated. Is this even normal?

    Hi batsheva 86,

     

    Are you seeing a therapist? This sounds like a great question for them. There are clinical markers that help diagnose depression, and a therapist can help assess your experiences in this way!

     

    Best of luck!

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    batsheva86
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    Thank you so much OKclairty for the super insightful video on my question! Definitely helped me see things in a more healthy way of knowing that whether or not I have clinical depression, I have permission to feel however sad I feel.

    and appreciated the ending piece w/ bringing in grey anatomy scence to give me permission to let all that grief out

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