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Why can't I get over my depression?

Hi, my name's Kendall. I was going to write a long paragraph and basically tell my life story, but it doesn't matter. Depression is depression. I'm 15 years old, and last year I suffered from depression. When my family found out, they took me a psychiatrist, who diagnosed me and prescribed me some medication. The medicine definitely changed me--I was more social and happy then ever. Once I realized I'd be okay without the medicine, I got off of it. I was okay for almost half a year, but now...it seems as though my depression is back. I'm not sure why, because I'm not at a low point in my life at all...but for some reason, I'm just...sad. I can't push away these negative thoughts that linger.
Why did my depression come back? And why does it seem as if no matter how many friends I have, I'm still alone? :(
Feel free to ask me any questions that might help you get to the root of the problem. If you're willing to help, I'm willing to cooperate.
Thank you.





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Hi little one... I have had depression most of my life. I am 48 and still dealing with ups and downs but.... I have educated myself so much that I do know that depression is different for every single person in this world. I have chemical anxiety and depression and that means I will always have to take medication just as a diabetic would have to take insulin for the rest of his or her life. But what IS the rest of your life????
I was asked that question from a Psychiatrist and could not answer it. So I chose  to take the meds and have a good quality of life rather than suffer through it!
Now I have a daughter that is 19 yrs. old and is suffering through depression and now I understand how hereditary it is!!!!!
Happiness has nothing to do with how many friends you have or money or house or car...happiness comes within you..your soul ..so take care of you and your soul and you will find happiness! i have found out throughout life that meds do 60% of the work for your depression but you have to do the other 40%... meaning exercise, nutrition, social interacting, praying, education about depression (read read read) and dmake sure you read self help books so you can build a strong self esteem!!!!
You can do it honey!
We are here to help you!
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It's hereditary and we didn't ask for it.I believe if your depression is really bad then you need to be on meds,it's that simple.Therapy doesn't work for everyone and neither do activities to keep the mind busy and not depressed.Depression is a constant battle but you can defeat it by not letting it get the upper hand.Be stronger than it and never give up the fight.All the best.
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Same here little sister, I've felt sad most of my life although I have what many people dream of. I think it's just who I am. But there are point in my life where I was really happy, that was when I was really carefree. I think that that u r a spiritual person that is just not satisfied with this materialistic world, or maybe u r a creative person in the inside but still don't know how to get that positive energy out. I'm not an expert but I'm sure u r very nice to people and that u r a very kind and generous person. I think u should try to find a hobby, read some books and I really recommend "A New Earth" it really helped me. try to find out what u really want from this life, and don't worry little sis, u r very young and life is still a head of u.
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I feel sad for you to be sad at such a young age when you should be going to the Mall and laughing over stupid things.  Think young and carefree.  And further more depression isn't an easy thing to "fix" but it can be managed or controlled.  Getting off your mess may have been a mistake..... And it may have taken a while to get fully out of your system and for the angry depression beast to come back.   Also when u get back on mess it can take a couple months to be working properly.   I be has depression problems and tried a lot of different drugs but finally got amitryptiline prescribed by the guy my daughter and I get allergy shots frm and I think it's really helped.   It helps with other things as well---- it helps with drowsiness --- so may help u sleep.   And I think it helps with overall pain as well.,  
Pleas take all of this as friendly advice.     But the right med that fits u may be the ticket and it may take awhile to figure it out.
Pleas keep us posted on how u are feeling and don't b alone--- there are caring people in the world..   All the best !!!!!!!!
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Getting off meds  not mess typo.
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Are you feeling better.  Giv us an update.....
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