Do I have depression? Or something else, really confused please help

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I used to be very extroverted and had no problems with mental health. However, in the past couple months every once in awhile I have had these sudden really strong waves of total sadness/depression (I’m pretty I look sad as well). That & I am constantly tearing up at certain times throughout the day for absolutely no reason. It has definitely gotten worse and I’m afraid it’s going to really start affecting my social life. For example, it was recently my birthday and I opened a few presents that I was really excited for and every time I opened a present, for a good 10 seconds I was extremely sad and then fine afterwards. As well in classes, my friends and I often have made jokes that poke fun at each other and have for a while and it never bothered me and I still find them funny but now when they make a joke I start to tear up, never crying or anything though. This is extremely annoying for me and I’m afraid that this could not only affect my social life but I also worry about going back to work in a month and this would make Christmas really awkward.

Please help or ask questions, anything would be great, I have no idea where to start or what doctor to go see.

(Sorry if this is long, I’m terrible at explaining things) 

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    Connor

    How old are you ?

    Sometimes this form of depression can be more a problem when in your teens and mid to late twenties.

    Are you concerned regards your own or friends mortality ??

    BOB

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      I’m 16 and I’m really hoping this can go away by the time I’m in my late 20’s at least, also doesn’t mortality mean death and if so no, I had a fear of death when I was 7 or 8  for a couple months but I don’t think that’s a big deal 
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      Connor

      You are still very young and Depression at this time of life can be a real problem. Do you know why you feel the way you do ? Hormonal production can be an up and down problem, however you need to find out the reasons, you can then address your problems

      You are sixteen, are you studying for examinations at the moment ?. That can cause problems for you. If that is the case you need to plan out your studying. Talk to your GP. You can go on your own at sixteen and that will help you keep your problems private.

      Talk to your GP. If you in any way feel very low or suicidal you can discuss your problems with the Samaritans or call NHS Information Line on Tel 111. We are always hear to help

      BOB

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    Hi Connor.  I'm not sure how old you are.  There could be a few things going on.  Hormones can play havoc with our emotions.  As well as stimulants or depressants of any kind.  Also any big life changes, like moving for example.  See if you can pin point when it started and if there were any changes going on during that time.

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      I’m 16 so the cause being hormones would make sense. Never done any type of drugs and that’s why I’m so confused about this happening, I don’t remember any events that really could have started this.

      Thanks for the help, Connor

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    Hello Connor. I am so glad that you wrote in today. I think that you are very good at describing how you feel. You are experiencing lows that you have not had like this before and you are breaking out in tears at the least expected times and you feel very confused about it all. Is that right? 

    You mentioned you had a birthday. Sometimes birthdays trigger things. Do you think that had anything to do with it? What I do Conner is go back to where I was comfortable and figure out forward what might have happened to make me so unhappy. Can you think of anything that happened 2 months ago that might have made you so sad? Please think about these things and get back to us. Diane

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    Hi Connor - Is there a counsellor at school you can see? It would be helpful to be able to talk through any issues. I'm would hazard a guess that hormones are somewhat to blame for what's happening, but you owe it to yourself to check. Have you spoken to your parents about this? If there is no counsellor available or you feel uncomfortable with that, the next best step would be an appointment with the doc. He/she can run any tests if necessary and nail down any issues. Meanwhile, be kind to yourself, try not to worry, and we are always here to talk.

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