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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) . the following also describe me: feeling anxious, mood swings, sadness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and loss of temper.

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Dr. Sylvia Welsh
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Understand trigger: It would be important to know if these feelings/symptoms are new or chronic. If relatively new, a consultation with a therapist would help determine the trigger for these feelings. A current loss of a significant other? The anniversary of the death of a loved one? A significant birthday? The point is to know what this depression is related to.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
DEPRESSION: You are describing depressive symptoms. First have a physical exam to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions. Research indicates with psychotherapy you can change & find better coping mechanisms. If there is a biological reason you are depressed please see a Psychiatrist for medication.

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