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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Evaluation: You are describing trypical symptoms of depression, which is a fairly miserable state, but which usually can be helped significantly. It is unclear which kind of help would be most useful for you: options are various kinds of psychtherapy, and medications, assuming your feeling persists and is not just a temporary reaction to something. It would be prudent to seek a full professional evaluation.
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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