Depression: Depression & Related Conditions

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No change is normal mood (e.g., Depression)

I have been looking over depression information basically since high school. The part that always confuses me is when it says a sign of depression is when the symptoms last for 2 weeks or longer and represents a change in the person's normal mood behavior. My issue is this I can not identify with what is deemed a "normal" mood. I have always for as long as i remember had feelings which can be found in the symptoms of major depression. If you ask those around me i always look "angry, upset, sad, unhappy and even depressed" and truth be told they say those things as its like no skin off my teeth and I reply to them with a very aggravated "and so what this is just me leave me alone" I don't guess this is really a question anymore huh? Well could there be something else as a cause of this issue? I have been hospitalized for mild depression, I have been in therapy for depression. Taking Zoloft and Prozac and what have you which never worked. I no longer take therapy or meds. Although I know the issue is not gone and would like to pursue therapy options again I just want to receive the proper care and proper therapies.

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