symtoms of depression

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yana
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   Posted 5/2/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it all of it or few signs:

Depression is not the same as having the occasional "blues" or feeling sad every once in a while -- and then bouncing back to your old self. Depression can be mild, moderate or so severe that it affects every part of your life -- your body, your feelings, your thoughts and your behaviors. It can have an impact on your family relationships, your friendships and your ability to work, play or just get through your day. At its worst, depression can even make you feel like you don't want to live. These thoughts and feelings are not your fault. They can be part of depression.

When the sadness persists or keeps returning, when everyday things like sleeping, working, spending time with your family and simply enjoying life continue to be difficult, it is not "just the blues." You could be dealing with major depression.

People with depression may often feel or notice the following symptoms that last 2 or more weeks:

* Sad mood, worry, feeling empty

* Not being interested in things or not being able to enjoy the things that you used to

* Feeling more or less hungry, a change in weight (up or down)

* Trouble sleeping (waking up early or problems falling asleep), or sleeping too much

* Feeling tired or run down

* Feeling worthless, not having hope

* Problems keeping your focus or making decisions

* Thoughts of not wanting to live
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yana
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   Posted 5/2/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
oh gosh i feel like this a lot!!

should is see a doc soon?what do you think?

can relationship problems trigger it ? redface
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 5/3/2008 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Yana,

You dont have to experience everything on the list but people with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) or severe depression will often experience more than half. I would say that it is worth speaking to your doctor to get things checked over. The sooner you catch it (if it is depression) then the easier it is to treat. As for relationships being the trigger... absolutely. Relationships are not the only trigger but there is LOADS of potential in an unhealthy / failing relationship to trigger depression.

Darren


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yana
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   Posted 5/3/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darren,
I am booking an appt with PCP asap ,thx for your support .
hugs
yana
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
~Marian Wright Edelman~


I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
~Blaise Pascal~


getting by
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   Posted 5/3/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that is a very good idea, make sure that you let us know how it goes. And keep posting...

hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 5/3/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Yana,

I am so proud of you for planning to make and appointment with your physician. 

Depression can  adversely affect every aspect of our lives - including our relationships.  I agree with Darren on this as being a major problem for many people.  If you are currently in an unhappy relationship  then you have a much higher chance of suffering from a major depressive episode than average.

My wish for you is peace and happiness, but most of all I wish you love.
Keep on posting and know we care.
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Kitt
 
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jules3482
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   Posted 5/3/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have all of these symptoms...im in high school... ive gained weight, i have bad grades, i can't concentrate, my boyfriend and my had to break up, i cry all the time, i feel like there's no hope and i just shouldn't care... I binge eat and I have anxiety and half the time i cry my body shakes and i have to breathe ina brown paper bag... i need help but i dont know who will understand. Noones knows that it's this serious...

getting by
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   Posted 5/3/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jules,

Welcome to Healing Well. We have many young adults your age that know just what you are going through. I know that they are going to tell you to speak to your school counselor. That seems to be the place to start.

So try to relax, I am sure before too long, you will have somebody your age responding to your post. And in the meantime we are all here for you.

take care, keep us posted on how you are feeling.

Hugs, Karen
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