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difficult in concentrating, can't sleep, feeling restless?

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i have read through the depression symptoms. and i really wonder if i do have depression. i tends to find it difficult in concentrating long, can't sleep well at night, and feeling restless most of the time and feel irritability and somewhat anti-social. and have a headache once in a while. i do lose appetite sometimes but i'm not losing weight nor want to commit suicide.

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replied March 20th, 2011
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The symptoms you have described here can be seen in depressive disorders. Apart from these, check if you have sadness of mood, loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, apathy, lassitude (feeling tired easily), etc. There are various types of depression with slight differences in symptoms. You may consult a mental health professional for a clinical evaluation of your symptoms and management advice. These symptoms might also turn out to be due to something other than depression. Possible alternatives you may consider are Adult ADD (attention deficit disorder), anxiety disorder, etc. Please also make sure there is no physical condition causing these symptoms.

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Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD

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