Being depressed and having depression are very different. Do not suggest that it's because I "don't exercise enough," or "don't think positively," or "don't drink green juice," or whatever the hell you think might be the cause of my depression. If I'm in a bad place, for instance, my energy levels and sex drive will be low. Not only does it mean I have the energy to do it, but that boost of seratonin and oxytocin will put me in an even better one.7. And being on said medication doesn't mean I'm throwing-mystery-meat-at-the-wall, giving-the-State-of-the-Union-Address-to-a-chair "crazy." 7 out of 10 Americans take prescription drugs, and I am one of them, and let's all juuuust chilllllll. It also doesn't mean I'm "numb." I'm sorry, is Zach Braff a medical professional or an authority on anything at all besides maybe getting away with rich-person Kickstarting his shitty indie movies? Depression isn't ~**~r Om An Ti C~*~*~* or glamorous or an indicator of True Artistic Genius the way some (dumb) movies and/or books will suggest it is. not cleaning your apartment for a month, not doing laundry for two, never washing my hair until bats start nesting in it, and crying a lot.11.

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He was on the cross-country team, took honors classes, had a great sense of humor and was going to college right near where I was; however, slowly things started changing once we left for college.

He would speak about how he heard people talking about him when he knew no one was there. He was never physically violent, he never even yelled, but sometimes I would make a joke and he would look at me as if the stupidity of what I said physically pained him. He was incorrectly diagnosed with psychitzophrenia. After that point he refused to take medication because he lost faith in doctors.

He always remembers our anniversary and my birthday and gets me the loveliest presents:a teapot, Daria Dvd's, a painting, flowers, etc.

Chances are you have dated, will date, or are dating somebody suffering from depression — or perhaps you are familiar with depression yourself.

I tried my best to cheer him up (without knowing what he was suffering from), but it never worked.

Then, when he revealed he suffers from depression, everything clicked for me.

And if you are on medication, take it religiously; be consistent with therapy; surround yourself with a support system of friends and family; and be around upbeat, positive people.

Hi Everyone, It took me awhile to finally write one of these but I'm glad that I am.

What can I expect from dating someone with depression?

If you really like the guy, then give it a chance to see what happens...

My friend is dating a guy who is and I'm just curious if anyone has dealt with this...