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I have been sleeping a lot these days and feeling very unmotivated to get things done. The days seem long and uninteresting to me most of the time and yet I am only 23 years old. My academics are always pretty good for the most part, yet I don't seem to feel much enthusiasm even with great accomplishments in my life. Most days, I don't seem to care about a lot of the things that usually make me feel better that have typically made me feel better in past time. I have experienced a decreased in appetite and a lot less focus and energy most of the time that I am awake.

I rarely see friends these days and recently have been trying to see a psychotherapist more regularly. Exercise has helped a small bit, but the majority of my symptoms have not improved with that alone. I don't like medicines a lot except a handful of things I have tried. My diagnosis is Major depressive disorder and ADHD with one doctor diagnosing OCD. I am mostly affected by depression and it is truly hard.


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replied January 25th, 2019
Depression Answer A64762
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are consistent with depression. You would need antidepressants like SSRI and psychotherapy sessions like CBT to combat this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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