Ask The Doctor > Pending > Do you think im suffering from depression?

Do you think im suffering from depression?

Patient: Im 13 years old 14 next week and i think i might be suffering from depression…Ever since i was about 7 or 8 i get really upset over things that i shouldnt and i have always worried about things i shouldnt, sometimes i have good days and i feel great but most of the time i have bad days like today, i get up get a shower and think of stuff that i can do that day but by the time i have got changed i think whats the point and sometimes end up putting my pajamas back on and laying in bed for most of the day and sometimes i just sit on the sofa and watch tv all day because i think i have nothing better to do, my mood can change easily 1 minute im up for something the next im not. I have had moments where i cry to myself and feel sorry for myself and im not sure why but i cant stop crying. Also i dont know if this has anything to do with it but i hate having my haircut you wouldnt believe how much i hate it i dont trust the hairdresser and i get scared of the outcome and what i will look like after i have even cried over it a few times. I have never been bullied but i never go out with my friends i have been asked but i think of things that could go wrong and im really negative. I always imagine myself living a better life. I also always listen to the song skyscraper by demi lovato it helps me get through things and makes me think to myself to stay strong. I have never cut myself but i have moments were i pinch myself hard as a way of letting all my anger out on how upset i am and fed up of life. I know that my mum suffered from depression and about a year ago my brother went through a stage for about 3 months were it was like he was depressed but i dont know for sure. Do you think i am depressed? honestly?

 

 

Doctor:

 


 

 
Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment