I would think that rage turned inwards is more anorexia and other selfharming behaviour of any kind...depression to me is more a lack of emotion, a deep unexplainable sadness about nothing in particular, a lack of motivation to do just about anything....but not rage...if anything, if I experience depression it is internal rage (at myself) that tends to kick me out of it....iykwim
I suffer from PND and can sometimes completely lose the plot angerwise when I'm feeling at my lowest. GP told me depression can manifest itself as intense anger/rage but tbh i think it's a symptom rather than the cause.
I don't agree with the statement either, though it is accepted as recieved wisdom by many psych nurses, etc. It may be the case for some, but there as many reasons/causes/roots of depression as there are depressed people. Generalisations are unhelpful.
I agree with this now, after therapy opened upmy feeling of emptiness it turned to huge rage i didnt even know was there. The problem is i can to cut he therapy due to lack of money and have been left raging! Its been awful and am starting again tonight!
I am trying to stop myself sinking into depression at the moment. I have had a couple of months of being angry and I am tired of being angry because it is too draining. So yes I can see where you are coming from.
Sometimes mental illnesses strike me in that they can all play along the stages of grief - you get angry, you want to change it, you accept it etc. I don't know whether I agree with the statement, but with every illness, as with every human action, there is a degree of anger involved. Sometimes this can manifest itself, and its certainly considered if they are considering you for a diagnosis. I have moments where I'm furious with myself, with my DP, with my circamstances, and with the world in general. But when I'm so down I can't see the light, I'm not angry. I'm blank. I don't see the point in feeling anything, anger included. So I'm not really sure.