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I have all these feeling of unhappiness and sadness.

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Hi! I'm a 36 year old mother of seven. I started having my children in my teens. I never had anyone to talk to about my feeling and it cause me to keep my feelings to myself. I'm in a good relationship with a man I can see myself spending the rest of my life with. (BUT) I have all these feeling of unhappiness and sadness. I Know I have more then some people, but I can't seem to be happy about anything. I tried talking to my friends about my feelings. They don't understand what I was trying to say. It started when I had my third child. I start feeling useless and didn't want to be around people. I want to get married, but I think I'm going to messed that up. Can you help me?

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replied August 23rd, 2011
Depression Answer A26244

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. From your symptoms it looks like you are having mild depression.

Depression is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure.For upliftment of such depressive mood, a good lifestyle has proved beneficial beyond doubt. Some of the good lifestyle attributes are regular physical exercise, reading good books, relaxation techniques like meditation, spending time in your favorite activities, interacting with people, positive thinking, etc.

In case you still have problems, do not hesitate to consult your primary care physician or a psychiatrist. He may start with cognitive behavior therapy and antidepressant medicines.

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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