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    Major Depression - How do I know how I really feel??

    Lost and confused, I'm 26 years old and married, I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety & Panic Disorder. I have had enough of feeling like crap all the time, sick of trying new meds and nothing changing. I hate my job I'm sick of living 600km's away from all my family, I'm over my marriage. Is this the depression making me feel like this or is this how I really feel. I just don't know what to do anymore, nothing makes me happy things that used to make me happy don't anymore and when I try to do knew things I get bored quickly and lose motivation. I just don't know what is real anymore.
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    Damien Haines

    Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist

    Damien Haines is a registered Clinical Psychologist who brings a warm and empathetic approach to therapy. He emphasises engagement in the world and encourages clients … View Profile

    Is it Depression, is it Anxiety, is it me? How can I trust  my feelings and actions if I don't know what's causing them? The answer is unfortunately probably not that helpful: it is probably a combination of all those things. That you write that you don't know what is real anymore suggests to me that you want something tangible to rely on; to be able to make decisions based on certainty. That you keep on asking yourself why? and that you ruminate on that I'm guessing creates more uncertainty, and yet you cannot stop yourself from doing it.

    It sounds to me that you really need to discuss these matters with a psychologist ( I would sugggest taking advantage of Medicare's Better Access to Mental Health Scheme via your GP. Your GP may also suggest medical intervention as well to augment psychological support.

    I wish you well


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