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I am a 15 year old girl who over the summer lost a really close friend to suicide and then dealt with her friend threatening suicide constantly and her grandfather being diagnosed with cancer. I feel sad a lot of the time, I pretend to be happy-go-lucky, I cut sometimes, I cry a lot, I am rude and moody, I hate the way I look and some days I almost wish I could die. Am I depressed? And how can I tell my parents if I am?


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replied March 29th, 2011
Depression Answer A21400
Hello.

A feeling of sadness of mood for a significant period of time, which affects you day to day life can be associated with depression. However the other symptoms need to be evaluated by a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist. The diagnosis can be made only after a careful clinical interview and examination. You might have something more then just depression. Please consult a Psychiatrist for a diagnosis. You might not get an accurate idea about diagnosis via online conversations.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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