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Think I might be depressed... - April 12th 2011, 12:24 AM

I did 7 online depression tests, all 7 said I had moderate-severe depression. I wasn't entirely sure they were accurate, so I went on the NHS Symptoms website and I fit almost all of them.

Nothing in particular is going on but.. well for example if my friends ask me to go to the cinema with them, I'd rather just stay in my bedroom and be on my own.. I'm always irritated by everyone around me, and little things get me really irritated too.. I hardly get ANY sleep at all, and when I do it's really disturbed and I get either too much or too little, but however much I get I'm ALWAYS really tired anyway.. I'm always really critical of myself in everything I do. I don't think I have any real future, as I like computers but I'm useless at maths, I like English but that's not really a career.. Whenever I get asked to do something small like walk to the shop, fly a kite, play football, go to the cinema, sit and watch TV with the family.. I'd rather sit in my room on my own and just do nothing, maybe read a book or something..\

Does that sound depressed? Does anyone have any links to sites (purely text-based) where I can talk to someone, hopefully a professional, about this?
   
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Re: Think I might be depressed... - April 12th 2011, 03:04 AM

Best bet would be to talk to your doctor. They'll be able to assess you properly and then refer you to a counsellor who you could talk to or put you on meds to help you. Self diagnosis isn't really a good idea, it's ok to check symptoms but it's always best to get a professional opinion to make sure you get the right treatment of you do have any concerns. I know going to a doctor isn't easy, but it will be worth it.
   
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Re: Think I might be depressed... - April 12th 2011, 11:59 AM

Hey,

I think it is good that you realise you may have a problem but self diagnosing tests on the internet are not very accurate. Some of the symptoms you describe sound like depression. However, they can be signs of other illnesses as well. So I think the best thing for you to do is to see your doctor because they would be able to diagnose you and refer you for extra help.

You deserve help and the sooner you reach out for it the sooner you can get better. I hope you do manage to talk to someone.

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