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i'm 42. i lived in dallas, tx until i was 40 when we moved to oahu. my major depression has kicked into overdrive. please help ! i'm scared of life.?

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Dr. Wil Ausborn
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Help is available.: Major depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. While the exact cause is unknown, stressful life events, such as relocation can act as a trigger. If you have been treated in past, it is important for you immediately contact your doctor to report your symptoms and receive treatment.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Major depression: Major depression is medical emergency and if it is so bad you need to see a psychiatrist asap, you need therapy and may need antidepressant.Make an appointment with psychiatrist .Moving to ohio may or may not have anything to do with it.
Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Seek treatment: Depression, like other symptoms, can be triggered or worsened by big life changes--like moving across an ocean or having a child. Mood disorders are partly biological and partly a form of personal and interpersonal 'habit.' maintain any medical treamtent you have and seek a therapist who understands both deep (psychodynamic) and symptom-focused work (like cognitive-behavioral).
Dr. Arlene Gerson
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Treatment can help: It is not uncommon for depression to get worse when major life changes occur (like moving from tx to hawaii).Consider calling mental health of america hawai'i m-f, 9am-4pm to describe your situation so they can help you find help(808-521-1546) hawai'i has a 24/7 help line that is staffed by caring & knowledgeable folks(808-832-3100).If you are in a really dark & dangerous place please call 911.

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