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I still smile and say everything's fine.

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I've been depressed for most of my life, as long as i can remember really. I no longer feel like there is any reason for me to live, there is almost nothing in my life that's worth living for, i have no hope, no future, no desire for anything anymore. I feel almost nothing these days, no joy, no happiness, nothing good, just an overwhelming sadness and loneliness that's slowly killing me. I've lost most of my attachments to this world, i no longer care about family or friends, i've all but given up on finding someone to love, how can someone love me when i hate everything about who and what i am, how can you love something that doesn't know how to love in return. Everyday i wear a mask to hide the way i feel from everyone, i've been doing it for so long that it's become just like breathing, no matter how much pain i'm in i'll still smile and say everything's fine. I don't want to be like this any more, i don't want to feel this way, but there's nothing i can do.

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replied September 16th, 2017
Depression Answer A62227
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

The symptoms that you have described are suggestive of depression.

It is characterized by continuous depressed mood or loss of interest in activities.But the good thing is that depression is curable.

So my sincere advice is to consult a psychiatrist at the earliest and start with the treatment. The three most commonly indicated treatments for depression are psychotherapy, medication (antidepressants), and electroconvulsive therapy.

Antidepressants show their effect within first week or two of use and complete benefits may seen after two to three months. In addition psychotherapy sessions with a psychiatrist are also important.

Hopefully you should improve but you have to start treatment as early as possible.

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 and regards.

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