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Old 12-29-2006, 09:16 AM   #1
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Is it depression?

Ill post a list of things that Im suffering from.

Very quick temper with my wife, even over something small, anger quickly.
Never get excited about anything.
Find it hard to mix in, lack of conversation (lack of confidence).
No energy, usually sleep alot. can sleep 14 hours straight.
Feel that others are against me.
Cant be bothered attitude.
Eat quite alot.

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Old 12-29-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: Is it depression?


If those are all changes in how you normally are, they could add up to depression. There are other things that are similar to depression, like thyroid imbalances and other things, so it's a good idea for the doctor to run some blood tests.

Old 12-29-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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Re: Is it depression?

feeling irritable and being easily angered can be signs of depression, particlularly in men. often it goes undiagnoseded and they just belive that thery are 'angry '... some antidepressants are better for psople who have anger as a symptom and work (with counselling) to bring anger down quckly.

in a nutshell signs of depression include:

chhange of mood lasting more than 2 weeks
change in sleep pattern (excessive sleep or early morning waking)
loss of pleasure in previously enjoyed activiites
difficulty getting motivated / feeling apathetic no energy
easily upset or angered,
persitent feelings of sadness
feeling hopless about the future
feeling worthless or negative abotu yourself
change in appetite (increase or decrease(
withdrawal from family and friends

best way to find out is to see a doctor and be very truthful abotu how you are feeling. then he can do some tests to rule out other conditions and get you some treatment. it is very treatable

good luck

Old 12-29-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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Re: Is it depression?

I'd recommend seeing a counselor in addition to a doctor. There's more time to talk about what's going on in your life with a counselor. They have a knack for touching on important things. If you're naturally shy, that could be playing a part in this. As tempting as it is to sleep a lot, that acts as a depressant and zaps energy. Diet is important. Sugar is bad for depression.

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Re: Is it depression?

In my opinion what you should do is get a proper diagnosis so you know what you are facing and what is the best couse of action. Start with the family doctor and get a referal to someone with more experience in mental health. The sooner that you begin the fight will make a huge difference in the long run.

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Old 12-30-2006, 02:56 PM   #6
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Re: Is it depression?

Just curious, my husband is the same way. Do you still love your wife? Would you rather be away from her? What can she do to help you? Good luck, hope you get the help you need.

Old 12-30-2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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Re: Is it depression?

The symptoms you described was just like mine and I went to my Doctor and they put me on Cymbalta for depression and it has helped. But no one is a like so your best bet would be go to the Doctor and let them check you out and they can give you what you need.

Hioe you feel better soon!

Old 12-31-2006, 02:38 AM   #8
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Re: Is it depression?

I can relate to your symptoms.

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