Science of the Mind

Am I depressed?

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We always hear people say “I’m depressed!”, but do they really depressed?

Some psychology terms are underrated. We also hear people said “Stop being an OCD!” or “I think I have multiple personalities”.

These conditions cannot be simply claimed. When a person says that he/she is depressed, he/she is actually feeling stressed. We won’t be able to label ourselves as depressed if we ARE really depressed. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how we feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.

The same goes with OCD and multiple personalities. A person needs to have specific symptoms for more than 6 months, and a psychiatric diagnosis with some prescriptions for such conditions, if any, in order for him/her to be ‘entitled’ to have such condition.

So, if you heard anyone says that he or she has some psychological conditions, perhaps you might need to remind that person to read more of his/her claimed psychological state.

Categories: Science of the Mind

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