The debate "Depression isn't just laziness and feeling sorry for yourself" was started by
August 20, 2014, 7:26 am.
9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 1 person is on the disagree side.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
echofrommadiun posted 1 argument, Michelle_M posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
tkershaw3, Michelle_M, Vivinary, mansi, PsychDave, sierra1462 and 3 visitors agree.
Depression is a complex mental illness with a myriad of symptoms and etiology. Laziness is a side effect of depression, one simply has no energy or desire to do things. Laziness related to depression is hard to resolve without treating the underlying depression. Laziness by itself is simply a choice and eventually a habit.
As much as possible, we have to get rid of laziness as it's a bad behavior. If you are lazy, you will do nothing for yourself and it's useless. Do you want if somebody calls you as a useless person? Nobody wants to. There are a lot of activities you can explore or you may join a social organization which needs volunteer. If you cannot give something, it's better to be a volunteer in order to decrease the level of your depression.