Depression is part of a list of mental disorders that hinder the state of mind of people. On its own, depression cannot be considered the worst form of mental disorder even though it is the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Several people express being depressed as being in a black hole with no edges to hold on to, lacking comfort or warmth, and worse of all lacking hope. Depression is like a subtle way of suffering, quiet to the patient as well. It is like a dark cloud that follows you around, triggering so much more, hampering your social life, academic work, your mental state. The worst thing about it is that you’d feel so demotivated and drained out of energy all the time, even when doing something that you once considered so enjoyable.
The worst thing about depression is that it can creep up on you without your knowledge. A person might be very social yet be drowning in immense sadness that becomes more frustrating when people seem not to notice you sinking in the deep. If you have been experiencing a lack of interest, insomnia, or feelings of self loath then you might be suffering mentally. Depression doesn’t make a person do random things, like many other mental disorders, it, however, makes a person do anything all day. You feel like curling up in bed rather than facing people on a special day is a more suitable option which it’s not. People need to understand that depression is not a disease that everyone suffers from or a sign of weakness and neither is it meant to last forever.
Depression, along with other mental disorders, are considered so severe that they are legally described as a psychological disability. Many mental illnesses are devastating for those who suffer from them. Depression happens at levels of mild, moderate, or severe. The term worst is both qualitative and subjective, while mental illness is not a competition of what is worse than the other. The mental disorder manifests differently in all those who suffer from any kind of illness. If we were to list them in terms of worst to worst, we’d have to look at fatalities, effective treatments as well as prevalence. Depression does not just affect the one suffering from it, but family and friends as well.
For any of them to say they prefer their family members to suffer one type of mental illness over another is absurd. They are simply different and any means to compare mental disorders would be from a biased perspective. Any illness is severe if the duration it takes to heal creates more suffering for everyone around a person. An individual can say that depression is worse than feeling the blues, but you can’t say depression is any better or worse than being bipolar or schizophrenic. Depression might be generic and in this case, requires serious intervention to avoid its re-occurrence in the family line. There is no real ‘winner’ in the worst mental disorder. All are serious and require medical attention as well as emotional support as well as self-will to overcome them.