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Depression: Expectations vs. Reality - Navigating this Personal Journey

 Depression is often misunderstood or misrepresented in popular culture and even by those who have not experienced it firsthand. Media depictions can create certain expectations that may not align with the complex reality of living with depression. In this blog post, we'll explore some common expectations about depression and compare them to the often harsh, yet essential, reality of this mental health condition. By acknowledging these differences, we hope to foster greater understanding and support for those who are living with depression. 

Expectation 1: Depression Is Just Feeling Sad 

Expectation 2: You Can Snap Out of It 

Expectation 3: Depression Is Always Visible 

Expectation 4: Medication Is a Quick Fix 

Expectation 5: Depression Is a Singular Experience 

Expectation 6: Depression Is Always Obvious to the Person Experiencing It 

Expectation 7: Depression Has a Set Timeline 

Understanding the expectations vs. reality of depression is crucial for offering support and empathy to those living with this challenging condition. Depression is not just about feeling sad; it's a complex, multifaceted mental health issue that requires patience, compassion, and a comprehensive approach to treatment. At Oasis Therapeutics we know how our patients look vs how they feel can appear very different and we encourage our patients to express themselves and share in this safe environment so we can meet you where you are in your journey to wellness.  

Madeline Hunt TMS Patient Care Coordinator at Oasis Therapeutics

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