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A 37-year-old member asked:

why am i feeling depressed if i just graduated high school?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Adjusting takes time: During a time of transition like graduating from high school people can feel depressed or anxious as they adjust to a new phase of life. You will adjust, but you'll need to do your part. Develop a vision for your life/future and start working on goals. Stay in touch with people. You're not the only one going through this. Call friends, make new ones, get together, help each other move forward.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know: Now that you have graduated, do you have a life plan? Making major life changes without a plan for transition can be daunting. As you leave highschool - you may be leaving some of your identify behind. The most important thing you can do right now is to find what gives your life a sense of purpose and set goals in that direction.

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I have no work motivation toward anything, do you know how to deal with depression?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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What can I do if I am depressed, have bad health, no friends, and am falling behind in school?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Find a counselor: Find a good counselor, then further answers to each of these questions will be found. You will find ways to cope with school and ways to find new friends. You may or may not need medication for your depression, work with your counselor on this. Health issues you shiould see a medical speicialist but your counselor can help you cope with the treatments.. Good luck.
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What are the symptoms of a depressive episode?

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Dr. William Goldie
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Triple threat: The three most common symptoms are inability to sleep, lack of interest in eating, extreme sadness. In children it can include aggressive behavior, defiance, self injurious behavior. Bouts of crying often without reason and thoughts of dying would indicate a very severe form. Reactive depression is common, but pathological depression is a very serious condition.

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