I dont concentrate very well anymore, I have a decreasing loss of interest in things I used to enjoy, I often think darkly about the future (bad things), i have a decrease in apetite, my mood changes from really upset to really happy suddenly and over the past to years alot of upsetting things have happened... I just wondered if I really do have depression?
The feelings you are describing do sound like you could be experiencing depression. I have suffered from depression for years and been on many different medications for it. I too have had a lot of upsetting events happen but I think there is a difference between a 'normal' depression and clinical depression. For example if someone close to you dies then it is normal to feel depressed and have low moods while you go through the grieving process. But if you find yourself still feeling very down and have little interest in doing things you previously enjoyed and these feelings continue until they are having a real impact on your life then I would definitely say it sounds like depression. I hope you have managed to see a doctor and are hopefully feeling a little better now.
NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your
physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere.
If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.