Dealing with Depression/what is this

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I m suffering a case for last two years  increasing with time but I think that it reach maximum now days  and want to consult you , I m feeling with the following

1- sleep to much or couldn't sleep or distracted sleep ?
2- loss on appetite
3- hate all things I love (creative writing - play music - roving - collage arts , travel ..................)
4- boring all the time despite of I have lot of interest like reading also have lot of friends)
5- I couldn't concentrate on reading
6- I couldn't concentrate on watching anything
7- I couldn't concentrate with some one speak to me (during the conversation with anyone specially my friend , suddenly I m being separate on other world that let people annoy from me )
8- boring from people , family , also friends moreover intimate friends
9- doubt on intentions of all people around me whether collegues-partners-family-friends...... feeling that all betrayers-unloyal-infidel-envious-grudge
10- distracted on thinking also on taking decisions
11- despite of I have photographic memory but I forgetting many things feeling with data mind distortion
12- my emotion toward all persons I love disturbed , I feel that they change toward me I doubt their intention and emotions toward me
13- too lazy , sluggish , tired , exhausted , sometimes my performance descend on work also I couldnt complete the days and back home early before the day off
14- hate my work
15- don't want to make a conversation   with anyone despite of I m talkative person also social person but I tend to be introverted last year
16- thinking on death , want to die ( not suicide surely ) but wish to sleep and found myself died or happen to me an accident ..........................
17- feeling lonely - orphanage ( my mother and father alive and live with me )
18- feeling that all this world is a big prison
19 - loss my freedom-willing-ability-talent-interests-live appetite
20- don't want to learn anything , develop anything , create anything also don't care about my health despite of I m suffering from several health issues
21- don't care about my cleanliness like showers-body cleaning - teeth cleaning - shoes also my cloth appearance
22- my face on creature is smiley but on later few month my face was gloomy all the time my face muscle fixed on that gloomy view , people around me observing that all the time
23- when I m combing my hair I found a lot of hair on the brush
24- I feeling that I lost my talents-skills-abilities-knowledge-purposes couldn't do or be benefit on  live further more ( I m useless)
25- I m 29 years old male unmarried
sorry for prolonging but please let me know your diagnosis also advise

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Dear ao,

What you have described in great detail is clinical depression.  It is very important that you seek out a counselor and begin personal therapy as soon as possible.  Depression is a very treatable condition, and there is much hope for your improvement.  I also suggest that you make an appointment with your physician or a psychiatrist as soon as possible; she or he can prescribe antidepressant medication for you.  In the meantime, try your best to force yourself to engage in activities with people who are supportive & caring.

All the best to you!


~Frank

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I can assist with issues related to: Depression, Relationships, Self-esteem, Anxiety (mild-moderate), Overeating, Grief/Loss, and Existential/Spiritual concerns. ***Please Note: I am not trained in medicine, and therefore cannot assist with questions of a medical nature, including those related to medications and their effects. A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor schooled in Psychology, and is best-suited to respond to such inquiries. ***Disclaimer: I volunteer as a way to serve others, and offer assistance in the form of information based on my training and experience. I do not provide advice, and cannot assume responsibility for any actions or outcomes related to the questioner; such responsibility rests solely with the questioner. ***If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is available. Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (in the U.S.) at 1-800-273-8255. If the risk is immediate, call 911 or the number for your local Emergency Personnel Services.

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I am trained at the master's-level in Mental Health Counseling, and have worked for many years in the Social Services field.

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