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  • Sleep!!
  • I sleep all day & don't eat
  • Go to the gym and swimming pool.....try to shake it of by some hard work
  • watch t.v. or play video games. actually thats what i do when im feeling fine....
  • sleep or ab :)
  • I binge eat, smoke, pop pills, drink any alcohol I find sitting around, cut myself, and refuse to sleep until I pass out accidentally. Sometimes I go through periods of starving myself. Though if I get deeper into it, I do sleep -- all day and with the help of more pills. God, I feel like such a wreck. :(
  • It's not that I starve myself, I just never become hungry. About a year ago, I had a three month's depression (light one, no need for worry), and I've lost like 7kg:/
  • I sleep, but since i can't do that anymore cuz i have a kid to take care of and he needs me awake i clean, so i make my self feel alittle better about my house. Then i feel acomplished in some way.
  • stop eating and stay in bed.... cry, write self-hating remarks and poetry... plot suicide and ponder the pros and cons of it... become physically ill and I claw my skin up.
  • I eat and cook and eat and bake and eat and order take out and eat some more.
  • starve and walk in the room
  • I tend to sleep a lot. I will go straight to bed as soon as I get home from school and stay there until I need to get up and go back to school, then my day will be the same as the last. If it's the weekend, I'll just stay in bed all day. On average I'm like this for three days, I guess, and the longest this has ever lasted is about two weeks. I also don't eat during these times, so I guess I starve myself as well.
  • Cut myself off from the World... I couldn't bare anyone seeing me in that way. Everyone only see's the 'happy-go-lucky' fun side of me, always organised and in control. I wouldn't want anyone to see the weepy, emotional wreck of a person I become when I'm down. Plus, I'm usually the rock that everyone needs when they are having a hard time, I couldn't show them my weakness, they wouldn't be able to turn to me again in the future? I know it shouldn't be this way... BUT HEY THAT'S DEPRESSION ;-)
  • I hate feeling depressed but it happens sometimes. I try to force myself to get out of the house and walk or ride my bike. GEnerally, a walk will help. Or I call a friend and have a chat, or arrange to meet someone. And, I pray. I always pray/meditate and try to contact the Source and allow joy to flow freely through me again.
  • Answerbag seems to be an outlet for that and talking to Gabstar helps too.
  • I work in the yard if I can, fresh air seems to help. If I can't get outside I pick a project to work on until I forget what depressed me, alot of cleaning nooks and crannies goes on when I am depressed.
  • i don't think ive ever really let myself get to the point where i could call myself depressed, cause before i get to that stage, i always go running to that special person to help me out :)
  • I'ma chronic answerbagger when I'm down.
  • i watch tv... or i just stare into space and dream of ways i can get away with cutting myself fortunatley i resisted the usrge for over 2 years now :) so i remember that and how proud i am of that fact and watch more TV, if im down i eat chocolate, but not in depressed mode, i dont feel hungry
  • Watch tv.
  • I do my Answerbag marathon and not sleep for 2 days.
  • I stay in bed, but if I HAVE to leave it, I probably do shoddier work than normal.
  • ROTFLMAO--I can't believe DR'd for this...WOW must be one bored troll out there today:):)...I guess someone likes me better awake. I really am laughing over this one.
  • I drink...smoke... I eat alot when I drink so comes with it.
  • i overeat, drink too much, get drunk and then write stupid text messages to people that have made me feel like shit!!! the next day i wake up and feel even worse about myself so i eat some more, stay in bed, cry, cry, cry and just think what a wasteful shit i am and how i cannot appreciate how great my life is!!! i am at the 'morning stage' at this very moment... regretting emails and messages send when i was drunk last night! Just on my way to get some food... :-((( thats just pathetic
  • Negatives: Dwell a lot on my own faults, blame myself for everything that goes wrong, have self-destructive fantasies involving myself being hurt or degraded, post journal entries about how shameful I think my existence is, think suicidal thoughts. Positives: Talk about my feelings with my husband and/or friends who will show me my self-hate is irrational. Play video games, work on web or writing projects. Spend my day trying to help someone else so I don't think so much about my worthlessness. Find stories or webcomics or other silly things on the 'net to cheer me up.
  • I binge eat. On carbs as well which makes it even worse
  • starve myself not on purpose i just forget to eat.
  • In the "old days", I would typically escape my depression with alcohol and/or drugs. In the past few years though, that stuff remains strictly recreational rather than medicinal. When I'm depressed nowadays, I simply mope around, watch a lot of sad movies and listen to sad music, and spend a lot more time talking to my close friends and family. I also make an effort to indulge in creative hobbies, painting, photography, music. It doesn't always help, but it keeps my mind off of more unpleasant thoughts.
  • I watch a comedy. It always cheers me up.
  • I play tag on the freeway. Damn those cars move fast
  • sleep. eat....cry...feel sorry for myself. dont shower, dont get ready..just sit.
  • i try to find out what thumb i am under
  • I stare blankly and do virtually nothing. Sometimes I'll mindlessly snack but I also go through phases of feeling too badly to eat.
  • I drink, play video games, and read.
  • Binge eat ... I know that's bad :-) !
  • Mumble to myself and curse a lot.
  • i basically do nothing...i take hours to get out of bed, cant be bothered to do my hair or anything really.
  • I masturbate. Doesn't help that much though...
  • Sleep Starve myself Or binge eat I don't read or watch tv. I don't go out either.
  • write and listen to depressing music
  • binge eat
  • i get out of that depression state.
  • Sleep. It is about all I can manage.
  • i starve my self, deprive myself of sleep until i accidently pass out, cut myself, plot suicide, and drink excessivly. wow....i'm really young and i do all that...seems like i got some problems
  • chain smoke, stay up for days at a time, and hardly eat.
  • I used to binge eat but now I tend to drink more than eat when I'm depressed.
  • Well, lets see. My boyfriend dumped me Monday. Since then I haven't eaten, haven't slept, smoked 6 packs of cigarettes, been on computer almost nonstop, and cry most of the time. It's kind of a switch. Usually when I'm depressed I sleep most of the day and night and eat everything in sight. This just feels so much worse than all the other times.
  • i sit around and do nothing...but feel bad for myself, i sometimes try to go out with the few friends i have right now, and try to have fun but usually leads nowhere.
  • I starve... then binge... then throw up... repeat Also other self destructive stuff... I isolate myself and if anyone trys to reach out to me... I get really nasty
  • Do marathon internet surfs....
  • when im deprest i cant eat I get such knotts in my stomach Ilost 20 pounds in 2 months then I sleep and try to act normal but its hard
  • EAT EAT EAT non stop
  • I don't eat and usually lose weight.
  • Kill things on the computer. stickpage.com is a good place to start...failing that I boot up Call of Duty 4.
  • stop eating, isolate myself and drink..
  • Eat too much, be snappish and horrible to everyone, sleep as much as possible, hate myself, put a 'face' on because I hate admitting to everyone I'm depressed
  • The drink is poured, I'm on my third beer, and the razor is on the desk waiting for my arm, that may not be what I usually do, but that's where I am today.
  • I binge eat totally...just had baby and very tired and kind of down and can't stop eating!!!
  • I'm afraid of getting help ,so I use food as my therapy.
  • Eat too much. Avoid people. Obsess
  • Read, listen to music, distract myself in many ways.
  • If I am REALLY depressed, I'll get throw-up drunk and do reckless things. If I'm kinda depressed I'll binge eat and vomit. (Ha! They both end in vomiting.) If I'm a bit stressed, I'll take a xanax. If I've had a bad day, I'll have a couple drinks with friends. When I get angry, I drive around until I calm down.
  • Sleep, sleep and more sleep.
  • Usually don't, eat smoke even more than I usually do ( I smoke 20 a day anyway)and take illegal drugs(coke/pot depends on how much money I have)
  • I write music...or, something that sounds like music.
  • When you get in to a depression mode its always hard to snap out of it. You feel lost Lonley And at times hard done by and your mind works overtime to try and make sense of the situation. In result you resort to drink, (arguing with partner)and sleeping day and night without realising it. Everything seems exagerated and you feel as if theres no light at the end of the tunnel.You dont feel like eating or talking you just want to hide away from the big bad world and everything in it. But just remember there is always a way to snap out "be positive " and "think positive".
  • i drink excessively, take any drugs, self harm, starve,binge and vomit in a nutshell
  • There is just being depressed and there is clinical depression which requires medication. I take medication and definitely recommend seeing a doctor and admitting there is a problem, it has changed my life
  • Perfect question!! I am supposed to be taking medicine for depression, but I don't believe in medicine so i try to find other things to deal with my depression. Depending on how depressed I am...i either eat too much or don't eat at all. If I have a lot on my mind I tend not to eat...because it can make me sick. I cry and cry and cry and cry... sometimes I smoke...but I have never bought my own pack of cigarettes. I use my tip money (from waitressing =)) to buy clothes with...they always make me feel good. I normally don't talk to a lot of people when I am depressed...but I know that if I go into a public place where I know I would look stupid if i cried...i end up rationalizing with myself and feel better. I also listen to lots of music..not just any music...it has to be music that i can relate to; mostly sad music that i can cry to. I vent to all of my friends and try to make the situation a joke...laughing at my problems and saying "story of my life" =). I go to the gym. I listen to my ipod and run and run and run. I tend to be more worried about my diet when I am severely depressed. Just knowing that i can control something like food makes me feel better about the fact that i can't control my fate.
  • I withdraw from life.. I shut down and spend excessive amounts of time alone. I have thoughts of dying and how great it would be to just get this life over with. I tend to eat more sugar. I mope, wallow, pity myself, and become irritable.
  • I stop eating, because when I get depressed I can't get up to go get food/drive etc.
  • Get loaded
  • I know what I would LIKE to do but its not the way to go. The right thing to do is to borrow someone's dog and go to a park and walk and run and walk and run and walk and run .... you see where this is going ?? You'll have the time of your life and look at things differently. I've been there.
  • starve, drink and take copious amounts of meds!
  • i starve myself. it makes me feel better. im not certain exactly how, but just knowing that im hurting myself makes me feel better in a wierd way?.
  • Usually when I'm depressed it's because I have a problem I can't seem to work through. I find that I tend to turn the lights off and sit in a chair staring out the window for a long period of time, trying to problem solve. Or, I go for a drive, park by the waterfront with a tea, and sit for long periods of time watching the water, again, trying to work through my problems. The only trouble is...sometimes it can take weeks, and once even months, to find the solution. Sometimes the solutions come to me in the form of dreams. Weird, I know. The weeks when I am going through this is uncomfortable, because, as good as I am at problem solving in my job, I can't seem to come to any workable answers for myself.
  • Hide myself away.
  • Sleep during the day, especially on the weekends. That was how I dealt with it until I got on proper medication...now I live a normal life, Thanks to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Watch a funny movie...play an intense video game...do something nice for a person in need. (Their gratitude does wonders for one's depression!!!)
  • When I'm depressed I cut bait and go homeless, cant eat eather so that helps. I get to meet tons of new people, see new cities from an underapreciated angle, and help folks from the bottom. with nothing to loose, you find exactly what you have to offer, within a few days you can go back to those opressing you and feel better about who you are, and you dont have to tell em a thing.
  • stay in my room :O
  • I starve myself,smoke,drink excessively,self harm,sit alone in the dark and sometimes write poems.
  • Listen to music or take a long walk around the farm or both. Another way I've found that seems to help me out a lot is. To find others who need your help. For when I am helping someone else who has it worse off than I. It seems to help take away some of the depression, by seeing others who you've made happy......+5...:-)
  • ....life is wonderful!!!....i mean i'm having a ball. seriouly i just remenber that there are other people who circumstance is worst than mind...(much worst)
  • I used to steal my parents' cigarettes and liquer. But now I just stop eating and lay in bed until my father (the cause of my depressive spells) leaves for work the next morning.
  • Eat and try my hardest just to sleep the day away - I find if I don't have to be conscious then the day goes better for me
  • i use to to net surfing.. well it is my personal opinion.
  • I write hip-hop songs when I'm depressed and go for long walks to nowhere
  • - Go on AB - Listen to rap songs at almost the max volume on my iPod
  • I generally eat a lot of carbs as they seem to be my comfort food. I tend to neglect my personal hygene because it takes too much effort. However the latter is only in severe depressions. In mild depressions I'm likely to stay awake all night watching TV due to insomnia & yes, eat carbs while doing it. I self harm & when I'm depressed it gets quite a lot worse.
  • Works for me!
  • Hide away in my room with a box of kleenex and try to reach out to people on AB
  • I used to drink and get high, starve myself and Isolate myself also have pity parties ! now I PRAY, read spiritual books , listen to funny or happy music or watch a comedy! I TRY not to dwell on the saddness or do things that will only make my depression worse as well as possible hurt the people that care about me and I them
  • I was extremely depressed at the beginning of the year because I just left the love of my life and all i ate in a day was a bowl of high fibre cereal with milk...and nothing else for the entire day ..i kept this up for about 1 month..and lost 6 kgs....and then i started havin exams at skool which made me binge eat...it was an excuse to eat wateva the hell i wanted..and i gained 3 kgs back..then i started getting depressed because i gained weight after all my hard work starving and started to puke out every large meal i had. Now....my eating habits are screwed...when im extremely depressed (on the verge of suicide) I have some shots of strong bourbon...it helps calm my nerves a little. .. i'm also the occaisional smoker...so..im pretty f'd in the head =)
  • used to drink and do as much drugs as humanly possible, learned my lesson, medication is the way to go
  • I do nothing
  • drinking when i am home and at work i eat alot.

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