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Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It sounds like you : May be depressed. You are clearly suffering. Please get help. Ensure your personal physician knows what you are experiencing. You need medical assessment to rule out medical causes for depression. Therapy is very important. Cognitive behavioral therapy is proving to often be effective. Psychiatric medications may also be indicated. Depression is treatable - please get help soon.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Anger blackouts should be evaluated by someone who is competent in the evaluation and treatment of dissociative disorders. Ask your doctor for a referral. if alcohol is not the cause I would also recommend consultation regarding the blackouts with a neurologist. Best wishes to you
Sep 5, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Great points Dr. Jacobson.
Sep 5, 2013
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sounds likely: You could have a medical problem that is causing these symptoms, but you've just listed some of the major symptoms of depression. See your doctor and make sure you are physically healthy. Talk about depression and possible treatment options. Treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and several other factors. Good luck.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
First please have a physical exam to see if this is caused by an illness. If not then please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy. Your medication should be managed by a Psychiatrist. If you are not confident with your Psychiatrist please see another for a second opinion.

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