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Symptoms of major depressive disorder

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I have no idea what is wrong with me! I hate my life, my marriage, my family. I hate to even wake up in the morning. My life is in so much hurt I don't know why. I have 3 boys 19 to 6. 2 are living wth me and my husband. My husband tries his best i love him dearly for putting up with all th e crap I put him through. I have now took on his mother which is in very bad health and needs a full time nurse instead of a daughter inlaw.This has just happened recently but the pain and agoney were there way before. I just want to go away ! I am not going to kill myself nothing like that but I want to go away from all of this.Prozac I have been on which my doctor tells me I am taking the maximum amount a person should take in one day. I went to another doctorand he put me on welbutrin 300 mg per day and I feel worse. I am making everybodys life miserable around me . My friend are sick of me blubbering. I have a father that has no answers for me. No one does. Im afraid if this keeps up im done.


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replied August 16th, 2009
Mental Conditions Answer A7067


According to the symptoms you provided (hating your life, your marriage and your family) you might be experiencing a major depressive disorder. If the depression is accompanied with a certain period of increased anxiety it seems possible that you might be experiencing bipolar disorder.


Depression is a medical condition which is characterized by low mood and low self-esteem. The person also cannot experience pleasure in activities that were formerly enjoyed. Decreased appetite with weight loss and insomnia are often seen in major depressive disorder.


The depression might be a part of bipolar disorder in which there are mood swings between abnormally elevated mood (mania) and depressive episodes. Depending on the frequency of episodes there are several subtypes of bipolar disorder.


The treatment might include anti-depressive drugs. Cognitive behavioral therapy, and family-focused therapy are the most frequent psychotherapy methods for treating depression or bipolar disorder.


You might want to visit a psychotherapist for observation and evaluation in order to clearly determine if the depression is part of bipolar disorder or it is a major depressive disorder you are dealing with.


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