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What would cause sadness, difficulty concentrating and making decisions?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Talk to someone...: These symptoms spell depression, although u would need a few more symptoms to formally qualify for the diagnosis (sleep or appetite disturbance, tearfulness, sense of worthlessness, to name a few). However, even if the few symptoms u named are all there is, i recommend u talk to a therapist and explore more in depth what is going on emotionally, etc. Medication may or may not be needed...
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

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