Posted by: KHOLISILE | 2018/08/07


Could I be suffering from depression?

I am 38-years-old, most of my life i have been not happy, i suffer from fatigue, I'm withdrawn and I don't enjoy my job. Could this be depression symptoms? How can I come out of this depression? Please help

Expert's Reply


Depression expert
- 2018/08/09

Hi Kholisile,
Yes, what you describe could indeed be a depression, and these usually respond well to treatments by medicines or counselling. It could be other problems, such as a condition called dysthymia, so the best first step would be to see a doctor, or better a psychiatrist or psychologist, for a proper personal assessment of all aspects of your troubles, and a discussion of the best treatment options for you.  I am sure this can be helped, and that you could be feeling better before long.

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