Our expert says:
So sorry to hear how bad you are feeling nowadays. Obviously we can all become seriosuly depressed when horrible things are happening to us in luife --- it'd be strange if we didn't. But the illness, Depression, often arises from entirely chemical reasons, within one's brain, and leads one to feel terribly sad and depressed without there being any apparent reasons for it, and this may in itself be very disturbing and worrying. ut you may well have an element of both --- last year your family faced a number of sad and frightening events, and you are surely to some extent reacting to this. And then, of course, as anon points out, you could also be experiencing a Post-Ntal Depression following the hormonal tumult of the last pregnancy. So there's no lack of reasons why you may be depressed.
The good news is that Depressions like these don't just need to be endured, but can be very successfully treated, both by medications and by CBT-style counselling.
The best course of action would be for you to se a good local psychiatrist for assessment, and then a discussion of treatment, possibly including medication, but surely, do ask for CBT counselling, which would probably be very helpful indeed.
And do keep in contact with the forum, and let us know how things progress.
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