Extremely Sad but don't believe I'm Depressed. Possible?
Patient : I understand symptoms of depression, and believe it must also be a form of chemical imbalance to be able to be treatable by druge (antidepressants). I lost the love of my life after 20 years and am now 64 facing the rest of my life alone because I am unable to ever fill that void. I have family and friends and am able to enjoy my time with them but going home the reality is always waiting for me. I work and enjoy my job and am happy there. Again, until I go home. My question is can't someone just be sad without it being classified as a clinical depression?Doesn't there have to be something physical to treat, rather than just being sad at the reality of my life?I do have some diet drugs (Phentermine) that elevate my mood when I take one. They lift me up and make me feel optimistic, so maybe there is some chemical my body is lacking that is in Phentermine, but I will also say that that has always been that way for me, even when life was good. I was extremely in love and happy with my love and my life until it ended. I believe I am just so very sad and not medically depressed. People die of broken hearts or not?
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