Depression Is Cliché, But Still a Legitimate Illness

My experience with depression feels cliché, which means overused, lacking originality, or stereotypical. I’ve been increasingly frustrated by the dull redundancy of my depression and how irritatingly cliché depression generally seems, with the same old symptoms, assumptions, misunderstandings, and stigma struggles. I feel like I need to have new symptoms and fresh issues in order to maintain my depression’s validity. But the frustrating reality is that depression doesn’t just seem cliché, depression is cliché. There’s nothing original about it. Depression Clichés Exist in Symptoms and Stigma Symptoms of depression are old hat. Withdrawal, anger, sorrow, exhaustion and the like […]

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