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Is it normal for me to feel so depressed?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: How depressed?

We all have little, temporary ups and downs.
But, if you are sad most of the time, have lost interest in things that used to give you pleasure, feel guilty a lot, are eating or sleeping too much or too little, you are too depressed. It is not normal and is very treatable. See a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist. You may need medication or therapy or both.

In brief: How depressed?

We all have little, temporary ups and downs.
But, if you are sad most of the time, have lost interest in things that used to give you pleasure, feel guilty a lot, are eating or sleeping too much or too little, you are too depressed. It is not normal and is very treatable. See a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist. You may need medication or therapy or both.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Depression is not normal.
Seek medical help.

In brief: No

Depression is not normal.
Seek medical help.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Interesting question

Some chronically depressed people think it's "normal" to feel this way -- they can't recall what it's like to feel positive or hopeful about their lives.
The fact that you're asking shows that at least part of you knows that life can feel better to you. How about consulting a psychiatrist or psychotherapist in your community? A general health evaluation with your pcp is a good idea too.

In brief: Interesting question

Some chronically depressed people think it's "normal" to feel this way -- they can't recall what it's like to feel positive or hopeful about their lives.
The fact that you're asking shows that at least part of you knows that life can feel better to you. How about consulting a psychiatrist or psychotherapist in your community? A general health evaluation with your pcp is a good idea too.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression is common

There r many reasons for depression, if u feel depressed talk with u pcp for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Depression is common

There r many reasons for depression, if u feel depressed talk with u pcp for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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