I'm realizing more and more that I suffered from clinical depression as a kid. I have been reading the profiles and various traits, such as inability to get out of bed for days on end, reading the same book over and over (or other unseemly repetitious behavior, I'm talking the same book hundreds of times) and extreme anti-social behavior. What was passed off as a phase or something to be ignored had consequences that I am still trying to get over until this day. I would like to know how others got over this, as it can correlate with long term addiction. If I had to wager in a "chicken and egg" way, I would say the clinical depression lent to long term addiction. It does seem closely related to the repetitive behavior, perhaps as a coping mechanism to keep your mind intact. Diagnosis of children is tricky since they are still growing, but the profiles seem rather clear now. Since it was untreated, I would like to know ways to treat this as an adult.