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depressed for a few months straight then I will become happy

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I have been feeling depressed for 10 months straight. I have self harmed a lot and whenever I'm around people after cutting, I become petrified that they know what I've done and they'll tell someone and that everyone will know.
For the last few months, every time I think about food and before, during and after eating dinner I feel really sick and nauseous. I've stopped eating lunch, breakfast and my snacking has started to decrease.
I am constantly cold and shaking.
If, for example, I'm depressed for a few months straight then I will become happy, normal and fake. After another few months of this, I become really depressed again and it keeps going, over and over again but each time the amount of time changes for when I'm happy or depressed.
I've got a feeing I have depression, anxiety and some kind of eating disorder but I'm not sure. Help!

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replied June 27th, 2015
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist to look for possible depression , dysthymia or anxiety disorder. Any organic cause can also be looked for via certain investigation e.g thyroid function tests , blood counts. Behavioral cognitive therapy, psychotherapy and medications can then be advised accordingly.

Wishing you best of health


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