A post on here has made me wonder this. I have been diagnosed with having major depressive disorder, among a host of other things. I battle with being my depression on an almost daily basis. I'll save you the troubles of the last several years of my life. But When I feel depressed, it's deep agonizing pain that can't be described. Some would argue to just snap out of it. or Stop pitying yourself. But the pain is real. and can be unbearable at times. I spend many night crying myself to sleep.
I am doing everything I can to help my depression. Among my other illnesses. I see both a psychiatrist and psychologist regularly, I do what they say and suggest. I take my meds. I TRY to exercise as much as I can. I don't know what else there is I can do to get better. I try, I try SOO hard. Some days i'm ok, but other days I fall apart and have a complete breakdown. To me, depression is a real illness, and it hurts like HELL.