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My mother has never acknowledged my depression.
When my doctor suggested I begin medication, she said I am 'just an emotional person' She feels I shouldn't need to resort to medication.

My partner is incredible and deals with all my irrational yelling and crying. At the beginning of the year I moved to another state to begin University, and he stayed in our home city. Even when we do see one another I don't feel like being sexual at all.

I have also been extremely unreasonable, for example, during his term break he is unable to come and visit me at all because he is in a production and the show runs for that period of time, I can't come to visit him as we have different term breaks. When I found this out I got so upset and felt like this was all happening because he didn't love me, I have been getting so upset at everything he does even though he has done nothing wrong.

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replied August 3rd, 2011
Depression Answer A25695

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.
From your symptoms, it seems that you are having mild depression. It is not only characterized by sad and/or irritable mood but by neurovegetative symptoms like crying spells, body aches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, low energy or libido, as well as problems with eating, weight, or sleeping.

In your case, the first line of management is cognitive therapy, counseling and hypnotherapy. If the symptoms persist then I would suggest that you consult a psychiatrist and start with antidepressants.

Most of them belong to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other drugs like tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are also there, but SSRIs have fewer side effects and are generally well tolerated.

I sincerely advice you to follow up with a good psychiatrist and take the medicines prescribed regularly. Patience is required because the treatment of depression takes time and sometimes a combination of treatments may be required.

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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