Re: Is stress and depression the same thing?
There different, stress is to work load, depression is a chemical imbalance.
I personally never take any mind altering drugs (and thats what depression drugs are).
However most stress will act on the brain and the depression drugs can "mask" the stress feeling (hence thinking there the same thing).
The only way to face depression is to think through the reason you are depressed (and that maybe faching something you dont like as most times depression is your brain unable to find an answer to something you want to deny).
The best way to dump stress is to face the problem and get rid of it (so if its work have a meeting or leave to get another job).
You will need to deal with it the best way you can but you do need to deal with it.