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Depression as you know can take two forms.. In terms of anhedonia

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Depression as you know can take two forms.. In terms of anhedonia or/&
severely low mood.. If the only pleasures you get from life is the anticipatory pleasure of taking drugs and the only other pleasure you get is from taking drugs; is this classed as anhedonia? If so then would you at it is likely I am suffering from depression?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
No
What you have described does not meat the criteria for depression.

That does not mean that you don't have depression, but what you have described at this point is drug abuse and possibly addiction and/or dependency.....

Is that your question?