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I've been feeling rather depressed... I have always been ignored and unlikable although I really try. No one appreciates my existence. My "best friend" seems to like my little sister a lot more than me. What's more is that she makes it obvious... She always talks about how great she is and always takes pictures with her, but never with me. I feel like she's using me. That's not even the first time I've been used. I have terrible trust issues because I was bullied as a kid. Nobody cares about me. My dad is an alcoholic gambler and I try to get along with my mother but I always get frustrated over the littlest things and take it out on her verbally. Because of that, my mom loves my little and oldest sister more than me. My oldest sister is like the golden child I can never come close to being. No matter what I do, I'll always be a failure. I can't get a job and I can't even get decent grades in school.
I'm always tired and I never want to see anybody despite my loneliness. Please help.

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replied August 21st, 2012
Depression Answer A38117

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Your symptoms indicate that you have clinical depression, your health-care provider might recommend treatment. Treatment may include supportive therapy, such as changes in lifestyle and behavior, psychotherapy, complementary therapies, and may often include medication.

If symptoms of depression are severe enough to warrant treatment with medication, then medication treatment is combined with psychotherapy which can be evaluated after clinical examination.Once you seek help from a qualified health care provider, you will find that there are numerous treatment options to help you get back on track.Many new effective medications are available which very well treat the symptoms.

You can visit your nearest therapist to get guidance.Talk therapy is an extremely effective treatment for depression. Therapy gives you tools to treat depression from a variety of angles. What you learn in therapy gives you skills and insight to help prevent depression from coming back.Do not worry as it is not good to have so much negative thoughts at such a young age.DO some meditation which can help to some extent.

Take care!

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