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I am experiencing feeling depressed (associated with: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered), lack of pleasure, sadness, decreased energy level, hopelessness, seasonal mood changes, early morning waking, difficulty concentratin

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Please do get help. You can start with your PCM, or consult with a therapist, a psychologist or a psychiatrist. You have a number of symptoms suggestive of depression. Life can be better again with help.

Answered Jun 7, 2020

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Please see a doctor. Depression is treatable. . Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Exercise is as effective as medication for mild to moderate for depression. Wish you good health!

Answered Jun 6, 2020

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Any thought to hurt yourself call 911.Don't delay getting some help. Suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255. Good for you for reaching out!!!

Answered Jun 7, 2020

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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.

Answered Sep 30, 2020

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