Am I Dysthymic?

Patient

Q: I have been this way for as long as i can remember though a bit worse lately and causing issues in my marriage. I've always felt like I don't have energy and I just attributed it to ''that's the way some people are''. I don't socialise , don't see the need to. I don't get excited, not easily motivated, I can't concentrate, I feel I've actually been performing below my capacity considering me elementary school records, I feel tired all day and fall asleep easily, I recently even dozed off several times during a very important exam. I oscillate between a lack of appetite to eating too much especially junks. Now that i know a lot more about depression, i see it written all over me and I'm in need of help. I wonder how life could be if I'm not always this moody. I'm however not sure i want to take drugs everyday of the rest of my life. what can i do?
I'd really appreciate a response. thanks.
.

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I started taking fluoxetine yesterday, I took 40ng yesterday and 20 today but forgot to check about things like Niqui...

Q: Hi, I am really struggling, I feel like I have become completely alone, because a new psychiatrist I saw has diagnose...

Q: Hi, I recently had more depression and went into insomnia, i consulted a doctor and he adviced me for a blood test. ...

Q: Hi.. So I been extemely sick from stopping Celexa 40 mg cold turkey. I started to get exteme panic attack which send ...

Q: I have been taking the anti depressant drug citalopram for a couple of months now but haven't been feeling myself on ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews