theres this guy who ive found myself intreged by. he has the good looks that all the girls throw them selves at and the build. but hes "different" hes only had one girlfriend (hes an adult) and has little self confidence and is to himself. however he would start conversations with me. well i found out very recently that the reason for this "differentness" is that he suffers from depresstion. everyone knows it but i guess i never relized how much it made of him.
i just dont know what to do :/ hes once suggested going somewhere togather but it never happened ofcourse. i try not to come on like too much because i know how freaked he gets or what i now relize is prob just lack of motivation.
i want to ask him to go places and want to keep conversation but i cant distinguish the depresstion from just not being interested. I AM A COMPLETE NEWBIE AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS THE RIGHT AND WRONG MOVE HERE. i know i should just be myself and do that but depresstion is a big factor
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.
Depression is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure. There are various signs and symptoms of depression. Common are feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, Loss of interest in daily activities (hobby, pastime, social activities, etc), appetite or weight change, sleep changes, irritability or restlessness, concentration problems, etc.
He should get in touch with an experienced counselor.
Supportive counseling feels helpful, and as part of the overall treatment plan does help. But, unless the depressed person makes critical life changes, the depression will continue.
Treatment options include cognitive behaviour therapy, medicines like SSRIâs, benzodiazepines and psychological counseling.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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