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Is it possible to have chronic depression?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Depends: If you haven't already, you should see your doctor and make sure you have depression as other medical issues can mimic it. If you have severe depression which is adversely affecting your functioning, medication and therapy work best. For mild symptoms : therapy, exercise, healthy diet and journaling can be helpful in managing depression.

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Is it possible to address chronic depression by yourself?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depression: Sure it is. You can address your own feelings & thoughts & actions.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that I have depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Maybe. What are your: Sxs? Possible sxs of depression may include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide.
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Could it be possible to recover from chronic depression?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Those suffering from chronic depression can have have periods of relief, years in some cases.

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