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A 40-year-old member asked:

how come i feel depressed when i do something right or get complimented by my parents?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Depression: You sound like you are depressed. You should consult a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
You may have some: Unconscious anger or guilt feelings that need to get sorted out. Meet with a therapist and sort out what is happening.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

My parents are always disappointed in me. I don't know if I can live anymore. Am I depressed?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Most likely you are.: Certainly if you are having trouble functioning, sleeping, eating or just can't seem to get things started and are preoccupied constantly with the idea of dying and it has been going on for several months it's safe to say you have depression. You need to talk about it with those you trust which may not include your parents. Get professional help before your not wanting to live becomes suicidal.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is very good advice. While "pop" wisdom blames depression / suicide on "drugs" or "peer pressure" or whatever, the real cause is almost always emotional abuse from parents. Call your physician NOW and set up a time to talk, and be ready to find substitutes for your parents in the community.
Sep 27, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do I self-treat depression since my parents don't believe me and won't take take me to see the doctor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depression treatment: First of all, you should somehow get evaluated and formally diagnosed with depression (or major depressive disorder, as it is called) prior to considering any help. The best known treatment strategies for depression are medications and psychotherapy, or combination of both (which also works the best).
A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm living with my parents in iran... I don't want to go out of the house and my room.... Do you think i'm depressed?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not enough info: While this could be due to depression it could be due to anxiety, particularly a form called agoraphobia. There are clear criteria for depression;there are good online quizzes at http://psychcentral.Com/depquiz.Htm & http://counsellingresource.Com/lib/quizzes/depression-testing/ that can help you see if you are.Whether depressed or anxious i urge you to see a psychiatrist/family doc &/or counselor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you talk to doctor about depression without parents knowing?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Confidentiality: Talking to one's doctor is always confidential. But if there is depression that is discussed i always encourage communication between child and parent and will do everything possible to facilitate the conversation.
A 18-year-old female asked:

I think I have depression and i told my parents how i feel but they just won't believe me. There actually getting mad at me . What should I do?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Talk to counsellor: Talk to counselor in school see therapist outside for assesment and diagnose you might benefit from therapy or might need medications.

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