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I work out, eat healthy, have a significant other. But I still feel depressed half of the time. Is it normal?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depressed?
You may want to see a dr. Depressed mood can be both or either mental or physical.
If you are suffering with feeling depressed, that must be rough.

In brief: Depressed?
You may want to see a dr. Depressed mood can be both or either mental or physical.
If you are suffering with feeling depressed, that must be rough.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Medication
I am not a big proponent of antidepressants.
But if a person finds himself depressed for no reason, then antidepressants (something like 20 mg of prozac) can sometimes alter the brain chemistry enough that the unexplained depressions lessen and the person feels that he has a new lease on life. I congratulate you for doing so many health-promoting activities and wish you the best.

In brief: Medication
I am not a big proponent of antidepressants.
But if a person finds himself depressed for no reason, then antidepressants (something like 20 mg of prozac) can sometimes alter the brain chemistry enough that the unexplained depressions lessen and the person feels that he has a new lease on life. I congratulate you for doing so many health-promoting activities and wish you the best.
Dr. Martha Stark
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: Probably not
All people occasionally have sadness as part of the range of emotions, but when depressed mood is occurring without an obvious trigger, is sustained, and is bothersome, the disease depression must be considered.
Maintaining social engagement and staying active are helpful, but may not be sufficient. This symptom may represent a treatable illness and need not be "toughed out", your pcp can help.

In brief: Probably not
All people occasionally have sadness as part of the range of emotions, but when depressed mood is occurring without an obvious trigger, is sustained, and is bothersome, the disease depression must be considered.
Maintaining social engagement and staying active are helpful, but may not be sufficient. This symptom may represent a treatable illness and need not be "toughed out", your pcp can help.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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