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Postby Thomas68 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:12 pm

It's been a while since I last posted here...

Well, we all know that if Shinji had a chance to visit a psychological health specialist he would be diagnosed with depression. But what specific kind of depression Shinji suffers from?

- Major Depression
- Dysthymia
- Atypical Depression
- Psychotic Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Situational Depression
- Organic Depression
- Nervous Dperession
- Manic Depression

Which one would Shinji be diagnosed with?
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Postby pwhodges » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:52 pm

My first thought is to wonder whether he is actually depicted sufficiently consistently in any case; that may depend on our diagnosis of course. (And some of your options are the same, BTW)
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Postby TheAdmiral » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:58 pm

Not depression, avoidant personality disorder.

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Postby EvangelionGodMode » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:55 am

Which ever one guilt complex and isolationist would go under. O and kid who pilots giant robot and has asshole dad.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:35 am

View Original PostTheAdmiral wrote:Not depression, avoidant personality disorder.


Both.
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Postby ElMariachi » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:58 am

Before arriving to Tokyo-3, I would say he's just gloomy and in need of a hug, then from here I would massive PTSD piled one upon the other until a complete mental breakdown happens in EoE.
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Postby Tumbling Down » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:35 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:My first thought is to wonder whether he is actually depicted sufficiently consistently in any case; that may depend on our diagnosis of course. (And some of your options are the same, BTW)


I don't know how much I am like Shinji as a person, Shinji's depression is the closest depiction to mine I have ever seen. There are even aspects I would never have publicly admitted to had I not seen Eva.

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Postby Eleven » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:27 pm

View Original PostBagheera wrote:Both.


I guess that's somewhat right. But personality disorders shouldn't be diagnosed in minors. 14 is way too young to determine that.
Any psychiatrist would consider watching you mum vanishing inside some big monster call a trauma. So I'd diagnose him with some trauma related chronic depression or something familiar.
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Postby LukeMM95 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:38 pm

View Original PostTumbling Down wrote:I don't know how much I am like Shinji as a person, Shinji's depression is the closest depiction to mine I have ever seen. There are even aspects I would never have publicly admitted to had I not seen Eva.

Same. That feeling that you are unneeded and better off left alone, I know exactly what that's like. One moment that really sticks out is that short scene in Episode 16 when Shinji is riding the bus. He finally feels proud of himself and somewhat happy but then he looks up and sees that a pair of boys are laugh at him. Little things like that don't seem like much from the outside, especially if you have thick skin, but if you're already in a place where you're constantly doubting yourself, that moment of embarrassment just feeds your inner depression.
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Postby Bagheera » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:51 pm

View Original PostEleven wrote:I guess that's somewhat right. But personality disorders shouldn't be diagnosed in minors. 14 is way too young to determine that.
Any psychiatrist would consider watching you mum vanishing inside some big monster call a trauma. So I'd diagnose him with some trauma related chronic depression or something familiar.


I know psychiatrists who feel they shouldn't be diagnosed, period. But I responded to the question asked, so.
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Postby kuribo-04 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:45 pm

View Original PostEleven wrote:I guess that's somewhat right. But personality disorders shouldn't be diagnosed in minors. 14 is way too young to determine that.
Any psychiatrist would consider watching you mum vanishing inside some big monster call a trauma. So I'd diagnose him with some trauma related chronic depression or something familiar.


I think age doesn't matter with fictional characters (unless the work makes it matter).
But to me the characters never seemed like 14 year old. I think Anno doesn't remember that time too well. They seem a little older.
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Postby LukeMM95 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:58 am

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:But to me the characters never seemed like 14 year old. I think Anno doesn't remember that time too well. They seem a little older.

That's a common problem with a lot of anime though. It's the same with Sailor Moon, where the characters are 14 when they look and act closer to 16 or maybe even 17.
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Postby Eleven » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:29 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:I know psychiatrists who feel they shouldn't be diagnosed, period. But I responded to the question asked, so.


Yeah, I know. I meant that very general, although I quoted you. Sorry for that.
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Postby Bagheera » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:38 am

View Original PostEleven wrote:Yeah, I know. I meant that very general, although I quoted you. Sorry for that.


No worries.
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The law doesn't protect people. People protect the law. -- Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass
People's deaths are to be mourned. The ability to save people should be celebrated. Life itself should be exalted. -- Volken Macmani, Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
I hate myself. But maybe I can learn to love myself. Maybe it's okay for me to be here! That's right! I'm me, nothing more, nothing less! I'm me. I want to be me! I want to be here! And it's okay for me to be here! -- Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yes, I know. You thought it would be something about Asuka. You're such idiots.


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