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Depression or just bad mood and laziness?

(3 Posts)
lulucappuccino Mon 25-Apr-16 12:07:14

For several years (about twenty five!) I've had periods of feeling very bleak. As though everything's pointless, hard work and joyless. I have little energy and feel exhausted. I just want to go to sleep.

I cry easily and become irritated with everyone and everything.

I don't want to unnecessarily label myself as depressed, as I'm not sure if my feelings are any more than a long-lasting bad mood and just plain laziness.

I'd be grateful for anyone's thoughts. I'm not sure why. I suppose I'd like to understand what's going on. Thank you.

navygravy Mon 25-Apr-16 12:29:35

You could be depressed. Being hard on yourself by imagining character flaws to explain the symptoms sounds pretty classic. Do you feel like you could talk to your gp?

Trickymoments Mon 25-Apr-16 13:59:13

I feel the same & have started wondering lately if that's just the way I am. I'm stick of being stuck on ad's & feeling the same plus with the added side effects they give me.
I still don't know how you know if you are properly depressed or just an anxious personality type.

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