Our expert says:
Hmmm Hard to tell from a distance. Depression can indeed cause such symptoms, and presumably your GP ruled out other physical causes before diagnosing Depression, which sounds like a likely diagnosis. If this is depression, then Nuzak is a drug many people find effective, and takes a couple of weeks to show it's full benefits. These are generally 20 mg tablets, so the 2 a day is a usual full dose. But while antidepressants ca be very effective, only around 70 % of us respond fully to any particular one. So maybe a different medication would help you more. Seeing a psychiatrist is a good idea if the first round of treatment doesn't seem to be fully effective, allowing you a re-asessment of the diagnosis and treatment, as there are numerous effective alternatives.
Irritability is a typical feature of many depressions, as is the loss of loving feelings, loss of pleasure in whatever usually pleases you, and loss of sexual interest. In addition to medication, there's a particular effective method of counselling called CBT ( COgnitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which works well with medication
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