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A 30-year-old male asked:

i feel depressed like i shouldn't be here why is at?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Get help now: Sadness is a natural response to loss and painful things. One grieves what is lost, and then reconstructs life in a new way. Depression, however, is an illness that can lead to suicidal thoughts. Thinking you "shouldn't be here" indicates you need prompt evaluation & help -- please see your physician asap. 1-800-273-8255 is also a national hotline that can connect you with local resources.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Methylprednisolone: Dr pappas' response is rich with important information. I just want to explore one issue - your methylprednisolone. Were you depressed before starting this med? This med can lead to depression, mood swings & even loss of touch with reality. It can exacerbate pre-existing mood disorders. You need professional help. Insure that you address your mood with the doctor prescribing your steroids.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Thanks for adding this, Dr. Fowler.
Jul 12, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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I feel like i'm a quitter. Am I just being hard on myself or am I just depressed?

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No: It may be neither. You might have a medical problem causing your symptoms. Hypothyroidism is a possibility. Many doctors do not do a full thyroid work up and might miss the problem.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I am so depressed i always feel like I am annoying people. Where can I get help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sometimes when a: Person is depressed they can become emotionally needy. This actually can deplete others. It is very important that you have a professional in your life who can devote time regularly to your needs. As you unload burdens & learn new coping skills your depression can improve. Encourage you to see your physician. It is always important to rule out medical causes for depressive symptoms. Med may be >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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needed. Finding a good therapist in your local area is important. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist. Your doctor may or may not refer you to see a psychiatrist. Take care - there is HOPE !!
Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Listen carefully to Dr. Fowler. See someone soon. If you can, develop a non-judgemental friendship with somebody you can trust. Do not beat yourself endlessly over this. Remember that your feelings may only be feelings and not reality. Get help.
Jul 24, 2013
A 30-year-old member asked:

I feel like im very depressed, and I've been cutting myself again help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Have you been: Involved with dialectical behavior therapy? It may be very beneficial to you. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. Here are some basics: don't isolate. Spend time with people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat as healthfully as possible. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Highly recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what does it feel like to be depressed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Clinical Depression?: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. This is in contrast to a depressed mood which just means that you feel low.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What happens if I'm not depressed, why do I feel like this?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Are you sure you're : Not depressed? It sounds like you feel depressed. Do you have a family history of depression? Personal history of depression? Do you feel down, tired, loss of interest or enjoyment, have trbl sleeping, concentrating, eating? Do you feel hopeless or helpless? If you've been feeling low, and/or have any of the above sxs, contact ur doc ASAP, as you would surely benefit from a psychiatric evaluation

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