I'm currently taking an Abnormal Psychology class in which we are FINALLY going over the different mood disorders...the different depressions, generalized anxieties, blah blah. More to the point, the other day we were going over "Mild Depression" and one of the stipulations of beind diagnosed was that the person had to have symptoms for 2 or more years. Now, maybe it's just me, but it seems absolutely STUPID that someone would wait or would have to wait for 2 years before being treated for feeling like shit. Maybe the reason I'm so ...upset? pissed?... something! about this is that since I moved out of my hometown about 2 months ago, I've been slowly ... finding myself depressed more days than not. During that lecture, I could not help but go through the checklist of symptoms and realize... "oh gee...maybe I AM depressed." However, since it's not technically major depression (since basically I still function day-to-day) there's not a damn thing I can do about it. Not that I"m looking for something to fix it I guess... I know why I'm depressed and I'm looking for something to fix it outside of therapy or meds or whatever. It's just my life in general.... Anyway, this got WAY too long. Cliffs: In order to be treated for mild depression, an individual is "supposed" to have symptoms for 2+ years. Bullshit? or not? What are everyone's thoughts?