I'll be flat out honest.
I am depressed.
I am majorly depressed.
Okay, maybe lack of serotonin MIGHT be the case for some people.
But you can't possibly come and tell me that due to a chemical - my emotions are running amock. That is some of the biggest bullshit I have ever heard.
I'm depressed because of the reality that I'll never be anything. That I don't matter, and never will, to anyone; and that I won't amount to anything because I could easily be replaced and forgotten.
And I am also depressed about the reality that we live in in such a horrible world.
Yes, loss of serotonin in my body is DEFINITELY the reason why I'm depressed and DEFINITELY a dose of it will make me happy go lucky again! Please note the sarcasm.
Most Helpful Guy
Statistically there is very little link between life situation and depression.
You live in the same world everyone else does.
You are depressed because of how you perceive it.0
Most Helpful Girl
This isn't the only explanation for everyone. You sound like you've only talked to one psychiatrist that's told you this (not all psychiatrists/therapists are good; you need to find someone that works well with you).
Some people are actually chronologically depressed. So yes, their chemical levels are actually skewed, and taking the right medication would help these people. Whereas other people like you, medication (serotonin for example) might help boost self-motivation, help you feel less down about things that would normally put you down, etc. Keep in mind that medication also isn't the only answer, at all.
I'm not a doctor or scientist, but this is how I understand it.0