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always having the sad, empty feeling?

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I'm hating what is happening to me. I've have been feeling sad off and on for about 2 years. Lately my feelings have become worse to where I'm feeling that I'm losing myself. I'm always having the sad, empty feeling. I don't sleep for more than 4-5 hours a day, I've lost all interest in everything that I once liked to do. I now prefer to be left alone, don't like to be anywhere near friends or family. On occasion I become very agitated, sometimes to the point of extreme anger where I want to cause harm to others and/or to myself. I've seen my GP, and was told that I'm suffering from depression and was given Cipralex. What I really do need to know is should I be seeking psycological help along with medication?

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replied August 5th, 2011
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Welcome to ehealthforum. From the description of your symptoms, it seems likely that you’re suffering from depression. For the same, I’ll suggest you to consult a psychiatrist & maybe a clinical psychologist also as you may require rounds of psychological counseling along with the drugs to overcome the depressive illness you seem to be going through.

Treatment options include cognitive behaviour therapy,medicines like SSRI’s, antidepressants 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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