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"It's a strange poverty of the English language, and indeed of many other languages, that we use this same word, depression, to describe how a kid feels when it rains on his birthday, and to describe how somebody feels the minute before they commit suicide."
Andrew Solomon, Depression: The Secret We Share, Ted talk

"My anxiety is so out of control that all I can think about is thinking about thinking about thinking about fixing everything I've ever done wrong and all of the ways I've already messed up my life beyond repair. If I think about it hard enough eventually I'll get the answer but I've forgotten what the question was."

"Guys...we can't make Riley feel anything."
Fear, Inside Out

Ben: Andy? You okay?
Andy: [Staring out of Ben's office window; speaking listlessly] I'm fine. It's just that life is pointless and nothing matters and I'm always tired. Also, I can't sleep. I'm overeating. None of my old hobbies interest me. [Shrugs faux-nonchalantly]
Parks and Recreation, practically offering a checklist of this condition.


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