I’ve personally not truly ever suffered from depression, but I have many friends that do.
Understanding how it feels to suffer from this condition is something that I’ve always struggled with, but I found a really interesting article which seems to explain what it’s like in a way I can understand and appreciate.
The article includes the following;
“There’s a fungus that infects ants. When the ant eats the fungus, it takes over the ant’s brain and body. It makes the ant go to the tallest blade of grass it can find. It makes the ant leave the safety of it’s nest. Leave the security of the other ants. Ignore all desire for food or drink. All that matters is getting to the top of the blade of grass. And then the fungus kills it there. This is depression.”
The article then goes on
“Depression is living with a brain that, a lot of the time, isn’t your own. Your brain will make you know things about yourself, horrible things that become hard to live with. Your brain will cut off everything a person needs for emotional survival; any kind of happiness, pleasure or joy will be stripped from you. It will become physically difficult to move, impossible to ask for help, and you’ll make decisions that, in hindsight, made no sense other than to make your life actively worse.”
I hope you find this article as useful as I did.
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