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Have you ever felt depressed for unknown reason?

Asked by Mimishu1995 (8364 points ) May 3rd, 2014

I have been trying to figure out the cause of my mild depression recently but without success. The weather? Nope, it’s sunny here (though it is getting cooler than the previous days). Something wrong happening to me? Maybe, but I can’t think of anything really making me depressed. Pressure? Nononono, not under any particular pressure…

But it’s not really depression that I feel. It is… some kind of empty feeling. Something more like “I’m alone, in this world”, though I can’t really describe it with words. Something told me that it’s a normal thing that teenagers sometimes experience this “I’m sad, but I don’t know why” feeling, those I’m not sure.

Have you ever had any feeling like that?

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Get your diet sorted out… that’s one reason it happens to me . It’s not uncommon at all for this to happen during your late teens and early twenties. It’s been a re-occurring theme in my life from time to time as it has for many people. If it gets bad go get help but otherwise just learn to roll with it and do your best to try to identify and rectify the things that are getting you down. It’s not always a bad thing, it can be your minds way of getting your attention that something is not right.

wildpotato's avatar

What you are describing sounds like it could be an existential crisis, which is something many teenagers experience. It is a good thing to go through. Read The Stranger and let yourself feel the emptiness.

But if you continue to feel this way with little to no abatement for a while (like, a few months), it may be the onset of true depression. Depression often strikes people in their late teens/early twenties. Therapy helps.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Sure. It happened to me years ago and turned out I was feeling depressed because everyone (schools, parents, friends, sibs) were trying to force me into a square hole when I am a round peg. It took me many years to break free from the pressure to conform and to be my own man and walk my own path.
I haven’t been depressed in years.

MarvinPowell's avatar

No. If I’ve ever felt/feel depressed, I’m pretty sure I know the reason. It usually has to do with things in life not going my way or constant disappointments.

Pachy's avatar

Yes, but I’ve learned there’s always a reason. Your best bet is to talk to someone about it in person.

ibstubro's avatar

You’re probably spending too much time at your computer, and definitely too mush time on Fluther.

You need to get outside more, and maybe try more physical exercise. Some sun and a brisk walk might do you good. Visit a park or zoo. Take your time and let some nature into your life.

Do something unexpected, even if it’s stopping for a snack from an unknown vendor/restaurant. Do a small kindness for someone.

For Gourds sake, get out there and find something more interesting that your ‘machine gun toting Mafioso persona’ to report.

jca's avatar

No. If I am ever sad, I can definitely figure out the reason why.

I agree look at your diet. Also, get out, take a walk in the sun, look at nature. Do something you enjoy – a hobby, a movie. Think of things you like or that give you pleasure – art, books, nature. Hang out with friends Distract yourself.

See if those things help.

LornaLove's avatar

I can’t say I have (for no reason). It’s time to get your walking shoes and walk everyday :)

JLeslie's avatar

Yes. Later I realized through the help of a therapist it was loneliness. I think that is part of the reason teens are so vulnerable, it is possible to be lonely even when there are plenty of people around. If you don’t have friends who you really feel are similar to you and where you can be yourself without any peer pressure to do things you are not interested in. I don’t know if it applies to you. It happens to adults too. Young people actually feel more emotional pain more easily. They have done brain studies about it.

Also, some people are just more prone to depression than others.

Having something to look forward can really help some people with mild depression. Plan a trip, or take a class for fun.

Coloma's avatar

@Mimishu1995

You really need to speak with a real person, a friend or family member. Fluther members are not counselors. Best Wishes in figuring things out.

janecao001's avatar

yes,I have the similar experience.Such a feeling comes several times in a year.And I just accept it.I think it’s normal.Because sometimes I feel happy for nothing.Just be happy. When I feel depressed,I will work out .It’s a good way to get rid of depression.

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