Getting Help for Diagnosing/Treating Depression

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I have been feeling depressed for the past 7 years.

Of course some days are a little better than others but looking back I have not had any moments of genuine happiness.

In the past have tried making an appointment with my GP to discuss but really difficult for me to voice my feelings and what I'm going through and at the last minute would conceive some minor ailment to explain the reason for my visit.

I am now in such a dark place and feel like I am reaching a point of breakdown. (I cannot begin to describe the bleakness and the state of my mind how I am unable to focus on anything) After all my failed appointments I feel even unable to help myself.

Over the recent years I have become introverted, do not have any close friends or go out socially, not close to any family member and dont really have anyone I am able to open up to.

Need help. What can I do?


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    Hi Leeb,

    You sound a lot like my son. He has depression and was as low as you sound. I told him to hop in my car so we could stop and get a bite to eat. We went right to the GP's office and I looked at him and said havent we had enough depression... He said yes, and walked in and talked to the doc about it. He came out with a script which we filled while having pizza.

    Ryan has social phobia and likes to think he can handle things by running from them. Everything piles up around him until someone notices and takes him to get it fixed.

    I know I should just let him handle it but he won't and I worry about him.Perhaps you have a friend or parent that might not mind going with you? It's worth shot.

    Seeing my son happy again once his meds kick in makes it worth pushing him to go.

    Good Luck, Kelly

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      Hi Kelly,

      Your son is very lucky to have you. I still live with my parents but they are not emmotionally healthy to provide this support. I dont have any friends.

      Really need to take a leap and get help but find it really difficuilt to trust others. Have never spoken to anyone about my thoughts and feelings which I think has contributed to the difficuilty I have being straight with my GP.

      I feel like my life is doomed forever.


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    My ex girlfriend had servere depression through a moment of tragedy. She was offered Prozac. Unfortunately our relationship wasn't strong enough but I learnt so much about the illness. 

    I would say the best theory would be to ask for 'talking therapy' the tablets will change the chemical balance in your brain and may give you a personality disorder  - she had this. 

     I know it sounds hard but you are being consumed by depression as was she. A low point in your life for so long effects a part in your brain that deals with emotion. It doesn't get exercised. This is happening already and I urge you to speak to your GP. 

    If you require any more information or just want to talk, then say! 

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    Please make 2015 the year you began to get well again. You have suffered so much but meds saved my life and gave me normality. Its so worthwhile. Also meds make you feel worse just til they kick in then your life takes a 360 degree turn for the better. Be prepared to let the meds take their course before you give up on them. Yes talking therapy might be all you need but7 yrs is a pretty long time so you should be prepared that it might take meds. Meds are great if they make you better. Dont be afraid. You owe yourself a great new year.

    Good luck.



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