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I don’t feel happy, could I be depressed?

Patient: I have been feeling very down since the start of the year. I had my hours cut at work in January, since then I have been struggling with money which is putting me down.I struggle to feel any happiness anymore, I have been overeating a lot and I have not been going to sleep until 3-5am and getting out of bed until 1 or 2pm. I don’t feel as I can be happy with anything anymore.. Could I be depressed?

 

 

Symptoms: Very tearful, Struggling to sleep

 

 

Doctor: HelloWelcome to Ask The Doctor.Your symptoms are suggestive of Depression.I suppose, you should take help of a P sychiatrist.He would evaluate you with all routine investigations like Hemogram, Blood sugar, Thyroid profile, Vitamin D levels and if any abnormality found, would refer you to a Physician.He will evaluate and discuss with you the problems and difficulties you are facing.He will get you a Psychologists counselling done.If he feels, you are severely depressed, he will start you on SSRI’s like Escitalopram.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy.

 


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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.

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