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A 23-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing frightening thoughts, feeling depressed specifically feelings of despair, specifically feeling smothered, sadness, self harm, suicidal thoughts, mood swings, loss of interest, mental impairment, emotional problems, decreased energy level

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Call your doc: Life often sends issues our way that we don't have the skill set needed to fix. You wouldn't try to fix your bad appendix & should consider this the same way. Contact your doc for a referral to a life coach/screener now. If none are easily found go to an emergency room for a referral.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS: If your suicidal thoughts become plans please go to the ER. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to rule out illness. The most complete evaluation for medication is with a Psychiatrist. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy for depression with ZOOM. There is extra anxiety due to covid 19- stay safe, cautious & hopeful to elevate your immunity.
Last updated Jan 3, 2021

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