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I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
See your Dr!: Although you have classic symptoms of depression, it's still a good idea to see your Dr to make sure you don't have any other illnesses contributing to your symptoms, such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, etc. These can be ruled out with a simple blood test. There are excellent treatments for depression now, so be sure to ask for help. The sooner this is treated the better you will feel!
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Physical & emotional: symptoms can go hand in hand. Both need to be addressed. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor and then follow up w/some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Whatever is bothering you needs to be coped w/better. As we adjust to life issues it can get much better. Peace and good health.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
DEPRESSION: 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.

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