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A 28-year-old male asked:

Generally overwhelmed with sadness and lacking a vision about the future. but not suicidal, no thoughts about causing harm to myself. ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sound very low.: Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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I'm sorry: Hi. That's got to feel crummy. I'm glad you're not suicidal. Good social support, counseling, and antidepressants (all or some) may be very helpful. I hope this gets better you. Good luck.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dr. Knecht is absolutely correct. Regular exercise, eating a balanced diet and regular small low fat meals helps mood too. Remember to find one reason to laugh out loud a day. Otherwise feeling sad can become a habit, if you forget how to laugh. Plus, seeking something that is truly funny (and not in a mean or cruel way) is interesting in itself as well as therapeutic.
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