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I don't know if I'm depressed - February 19th 2012, 11:04 PM

So, I know I'll obviously have to see my GP or someone similar for a proper diagnosis but I was wondering if you guys could give me a heads up as to whether it's worth it/ a good idea or what you think it sounds like. I have a friend who has been going to his GP for over 2 years now and has only just been diagnosed with depression after he tried to take his life and I don't want to go through all that.

Basically when I am at college MOST of the time I feel OK, happy/distracted even. But almost every time I am alone I can't help but cry and drink. Since September it's gotten worse. Now I cry during lessons and I find myself wanting to drink in the mornings as well. I see a councilor for my drinking though.

It doesn't help that my home life is a total mess and my boyfriend is a major effort. I just don't have the motivation to do anything... clean... not done my coursework in months... failed my last set of exams and I don't even go out much anymore...

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Re: I don't know if I'm depressed - February 19th 2012, 11:14 PM

It does sound like it could be depression, but it's great that you're taking care of yourself before worst comes to worst. I'd see your doctor and see if you can't get to feeling better. Sending happy thoughts and hugs your way!


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Re: I don't know if I'm depressed - February 20th 2012, 12:26 AM

It does sound like depression, yes. Its a great idea to get yourself some help. I'm glad you are thinking of it=) Im really thinking it will help you out.


   
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Re: I don't know if I'm depressed - February 20th 2012, 01:42 AM

It could very easily be depression, you say that you see a counselor because of your drinking? Maybe bring up the feelings you've been having, I'm sure she could help!

Know you're not alone, I'm kind of going through the same thing! Being in college really distracted me as well but it's been kind of coming back. So if you ever need to talk with somebody who can relate, feel free to PM me!


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Re: I don't know if I'm depressed - February 20th 2012, 10:41 PM

Thank you guys I shall go to my GP as soon as I can. I send you all hugs
   
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Re: I don't know if I'm depressed - February 21st 2012, 12:19 AM

Good girl=) Really glad to hear that=)


   
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Re: I don't know if I'm depressed - February 21st 2012, 12:35 AM

Like the others have said, it does seem like what you're describing are all symptoms of depression. I think it's great that you're so willing to get some help for yourself! Best of luck with everything and take care.



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