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I want to if I am actually suffering from depression and

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Hi I want to if I am actually suffering from depression and aniexty
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: for past few years
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: and I have not reached out yet
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

What are your symptoms?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I am 19 yrs old and female. I am suffering from feeling exhausted always, not wanting to do anything, sad, unhappy and depressed all the time. I am scared, scared of failing, of not meeting expectations . I don't enjoy doing anything, I feel lost and unloved and unimportant. I feel like nothing I ever do is going to be good enough
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Apologies for any intrusion of those automatic offers for phone calls. These are produced by the website automatically and outside of my control.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Your symptoms are typical of depression.

Following herbs can be tried for it;

1) Ginkgo
2) St. John's wort

There are other therapies that can be tried as following;

1) Psychotherapy;
a) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
b) Interpersonal therapy
c) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBC)
d) Psychodynamic psychotherapy

2) Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been approved for the treatment of the major depressive disorder.

3) Physical activity and exercise contribute to recovery from a major depressive disorder.

4) Stress reduction techniques.

5) Massage and physical therapy

6) Acupuncture.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
should I actually consult someone about this?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Yes, your primary care physician should refer you to a psychologist.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I have to talk to my GP about this?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Yes.