symptoms of depression?

symptoms of depression? Topic: symptoms of depression?
May 24, 2019 / By Storm
Question: i often feel depressed and wonder what my point in life is, i get jealous easily, i cry for really no reason sometimes, i hate school and become overwhelmed with homework a lot, i almost cut myself last year, i lost three family members this year, i'm extremely quiet and not very sociable but i'd like to be, i don't feel sorry for myself at all and often feel i don't deserve a lot, i never sleep very good because of dreams or worrying about something, i don't eat a lot even when i'm hungry, i feel extremely nostalgic for half my family who lives farther away, especially my cousin who's been helping me with myself, we get along so well and i don't feel as 'empty' when i'm around him or that half of my family, but i only see them every few months, and i just feel like i could be a better person but can't seem to make it happen. would seeing them more often help? i keep in touch with my cousin every day like texting or msn, but its not the same as in person. i keep a journal which does help me understand my feelings a bit. are these any symptoms of depression? i'm very good at hiding my feelings, and no one would ever think i'd have depression, but i'm just wondering, and if there's anything to help? and sorry if all this is just a mess of words, i just don't know how to put it :p thanks.
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Quinta Quinta | 2 days ago
It is difficult to diagnose a stranger based on a paragraph typed on Yahoo Answers. Having said that, it certainly sounds like you have many symptoms of clinical depression. If you lost three family members this year, that alone would put most people into a deep depression. I don't recommend seeing an MD as your first step. Doctors mean well but most of them tend to feel that everything can be solved with pills, pills, pills. You might walk out of a doctor's office with a prescripion(s) for medication, but that may not be what you need most right now. If your general practitioner refers you to a psychiatrist, again you will be seeing someone who usually believes in pills, pills, pills. My first suggestion is to have a consultation with a licensed psychotherapist or psychologist. If you are a student, you might have access to a school counselor. These professionals can probably offer you a diagnosis, but more importantly they should be able to give you treatment options on feeling better. That may include medication or not. I am not against medication. I suffer from major depression and I am taking several meds for it. However, I think you should try non-medication options first, unless you are thinking of harming yourself. Psychotherapy can be helpful for depression. I have found that exercise is one of my most potent antidepressants. Alternative medicine offers more options, e.g., St. John's wort for mild to moderate depression. Please remember that it may take St. John's wort three weeks or longer before you start to feel the effects of this herb. 5-HTP might also help. I once had a psychiatrist who was treating me with drugs also recommend Omega-3 oils for me. If possible, try to see a mental health professional who knows a lot about treating depression using alternative medicine. For example, There is nutritional help, yoga, acupuncture, massage, methods for relaxation (including meditation), etc. Without knowing you in person, I can't say for certain exactly which approach is best for you. Basically, I am just saying to keep your options open and find as many roads to healing as you can. I have been down this road before, so I know how tough it can be. I also know that using as many methods for healing as possible will probably help you the most.. Email me if you have any questions. I wish you the best.
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Melantha Melantha
Signs and symptoms of depression include: Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook?nothing will ever get better and there?s nothing you can do to improve your situation. Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You?ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure. Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain?a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia). Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves. Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete. Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes. Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports. Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things. Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.
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Leah Leah
Depression - How to Recognise It The signs of DEPRESSION are as follows: • F eeling - depressed, unhappy, frightened or bored • E nergy -worn out, fatigued, the whole lot an attempt, slowed activities • S leep - waking for the duration of the night time or too early within the morning, oversleeping or problem attending to sleep • T hinking - sluggish pondering, deficient attention, forgetful or indecisive • I nterest - lack of curiosity in meals, paintings, intercourse and existence turns out stupid • V alue - decreased experience of self-valued at, low self-worth or guilt • A ches - complications, chest or different pains and not using a bodily groundwork • L ive - now not short of to are living, suicidal ideas or taking into consideration demise If five or extra of the above FESTIVAL (acronym) signs are reward for greater than two weeks, it in general is a depressive episode.
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Joelle Joelle
definitely symptoms of depression! it would help if you went to see your G.P, they can refer you to counsellors or prescribe medication if that's the route you want to go down (not everyone does). A few things you can do to lift you're general mood though... you said you keep a journal, try listing positive/good things in your life when you're feeling happy and content and read it back when you're feeling low. try making more friends, and maybe confide in the ones you have? just talking about your feelings can sometimes make them seem less scary, often you'll find lots of people are going through the same sort of thing, maybe hiding it just as well as you are. exercise as much as you can, this releases chemicals in your brain that induce a more positive outlook. and you'll be getting into shape which is always a nice feeling, like you're achieving something. hope this helped :)
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Garnette Garnette
Do you have job? Keeping yourself busy will make your mind occupied. You will also build self-esteem. Find job. Keep busy. Make your focus on that.
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First of all, teenagers are walking food hounds. Being hungry all the time is pretty normal. A diabetic is thirsty, period. They do not "crave" only specific beverages. Skipping a meal and then feeling faint is NORMAL...you just neglected to feed yourself...Your blood sugar is low...that is also normal in people without diabetes. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabete...
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