Do I have mild depression/anxiety or whats wrong with me?

Patient

Q: Sense the age of 9 I always had to deal with my parents fighting and taking the fighting to the extreme, Plus I had to recently stop my dad and mom from committing suicide, one alcohol related and another depression related. I don't know if that has anything to do with but this is my story:
I am currently working being a drywall installer (a family business) and I cannot quit because if I did it would make the family business fail. (it's pretty much impossible to find a worker to do drywall) I hate every bit of it and if I know im working that day or in a couple days time im not myself. I currently had all my friends dis-own me (being drug related and just the fact that they moved on) so I have no social life. My family has a past of pretty much every problem (depression, diabetes, heart trouble, anxiety, arthritis, you name it. Literally everything). Now I find when I'm working if the boss so much as says boo to me (he being a family member so im not scared of him) I will start to water up and ready to cry at that point. Yes I hate it that much. Before all this a few months ago I was able to drink alcohol the same as a any person but lately I find im really looking forward to the weekend so I can drink. But now I can have a few drinks to get me "buzzed" and I will be the happiest person in the world. Happier than I even been sober but as soon as I get past drunk I become that depressed person that don't care for anyone and I get the "cry jags" I just want to know if its normal or if I have a touch of depression or what. I know I don't have full on depression as I'm never fully sad or not caring about anything. But do you think if I keep living the way I am will I fall into depression?

Symptoms:  Drinking, not caring, loss of Appetite, Anger, much more.
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: IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE LIVING 90 PERCENT OF THIER LIFE IN UNIT THAT IS INTERNALY BUILT OF UNSEALED BRICK AND MORT...

Q: I lost my medication en route to a remote island in the Bahamas. I am gone for one week. I was on 10 mg of Paxil. I...

Q: I forgot to bring my prescription medication- an antidepressant on my trip to the Bahamas. The drug is an SSRI calle...

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...

 
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