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A 18-year-old female asked:

Lack of sleep, eating more, sad all the time, crying, negative thoughts , feeling worthless, hopless. could i have depression ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That is certainly: Possible. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully.

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