How Does One “battle” Depression?

Question by ?Rojas?: How does one “battle” depression?
I am so depressed and I don’t know why. It’s been going on for a week and a half. I am afraid it will never end, though I’m sure that isn’t the case. How do you know if you have a serious problem or if it is just a phase? And, how do you deal and overcome?
It seems like nothing is making me happy. I am just “blah” all the time. i can’t laugh or really feel joyful…
I have a lot going on, bug things, but i don’t know why I am so depressed about any of it…I dom’t even know which thing I am depressed about.

Best answer:

Answer by dog owner
Start reducing your idle time. Keep moving, busy yourself with hobbies of any kind from bible study to wild,crazy sex and anything you might be willing to do between.

Answer by Elana
If your depression doesn’t seem rational, you should certainly see a doctor – your blood chemistry may be changing (for hormonal or other reasons).

It sneaks up on you – so don’t put it off.

Even if it does seem rational, if “it always seems to be something” it may well be a shift in blood chemistry.

Its not always easy to cure, but it sure as hell is worth checking.

CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference – January 2004
Interview with Dr. Cristina Botella.