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I always like secluding myself Does this mean that I am depressed

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Withdrawl: Depends. If you are withdrawing from life then it could be a problem. Best discuss this with your health provider. It may be normal.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe, maybe not.: It takes more than a single symptom to make a diagnosis.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
10 years experience General Surgery
No.: This may indicate some social phobia that is probably not related to depression. Signs of depression include depressed mood, change in sleep pattern, ... Read More
Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not.: More likely what is going on is something called agoraphobia, a condition where a person gets very anxious in groups or crowds of people and often has ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Keeping a diary, even one with angry posts, is a great way to express your feelings in a healthy, controlled manner. It can be a cathartic experience ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: You may just be very angry; perhaps there are patterns in this anger that cause you suffering? It's healthy that you notice this going on inside you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: There is usually a psychological explanation. I suggest seeing a psychological therapist.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
NOT useless: A therapist would be USEFUL to you if you're frequently thinking of death. Yes, this could be symptoms of depression. Please talk to your parents, a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Oppositeof depressed: Mania refers to a condition lasting weeks to months of elevated or irritable mood with increased energy, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
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Loss of interest: Hi, depression is much more than being in a bad mood or normal sadness. Depression involves having symptoms that can include an extremely low mood, lo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
ST depression: ST depression has many causes. When it is recorded during a cardiac stress test, it may indicate the risk of having a heart attack. It is not a perf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Depression symptoms: Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low count: It means that your t-cell count is low. There are many reasons that this can happen. T-cells are a part of the immune system, and a very low t-call co ... Read More

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