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Old 10-11-2012, 12:03 AM
 
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who are you to decide what the definition of depression is , many peoples depression does indeed stem from traumatic life experiences , your effectivley telling a person who was mistreated as a kid that their early life is irrelevant to their current state
I'm a mental health professional for many years and have also experienced many rounds of personal depression. I wasn't saying that trauma doesn't result in depression -I was responding to someone who said in a much less clinical way that people are depressed because they focus on bad memories and they should forget the memories. That's a lot different. Of course trauma can result in depression. I certainly was not saying that someone with early trauma (or any, for that matter) should find that irrelevant to any current state.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:20 AM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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PTSD is part of the depression family for want of a better word , i have PTSD
Then I retract what I said earlier, as I do think (as an armchair psychologist) that PTSD is born of memories, severe trauma, and, seeing what my Grandfather went through until his death, it was something he had to live with his whole life.

I don't know much about PTSD, admittedly, so I truly apologize for my ignorance, and if I came off as trying to invalidate your posts and your experience, based on my own experience. You are correct. I was not comparing like with like. Our situations are very different.
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