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Re: is this depression

Posted by JohnL again on July 9, 1999, at 3:51:37

In reply to Re: is this depression, posted by JohnL on July 9, 1999, at 3:36:05

> > My suggestion is to go to a therapist first and talk about it. See if that helps just getting your feelings out in a non-judgemental environment. Obviously something is bothering you. Just some advice before trying the med route.
> I tend to agree with Chris. Might just be some issue that needs resolving and a decent counselor can do that. Either your doc or a counselor should be able to give you a multiple-choice depression screening test. That makes the picture a lot more clear. Other symptoms of depression to be aware of are: Trouble sleeping (falling asleep OK, but waking frequently or way too early is classic in depression), Oversleeping. Changes in appetite. Lack of joy in things you used to find pleasure in (also classic core symptom). Difficulty reading or concentrating. Feeling totally bored and yet not wanting to do anything because nothing is fun. Small tasks become very difficult. Unusually strong procrastination. The instinctive gut feeling that something upstairs aint right. A doc or counselor can help figure out what's giving you a rough time. JohnL.

>I forgot to mention: There are physical problems that can look like or cause depression. A blood test for possible causes of depression is routine at a doc's office. You might consider requesting it. Takes a few days to get the results, not too expensive. A checkup is warranted to rule out, or pinpoint, any physical causes. JohnL.




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