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How do you know if it's depression or not?

(7 Posts)
Canistaysane Thu 25-Aug-11 16:30:59

I have been feeling unmotivated lately but I suppose looking back it's not just a recent thing. Stuff happens in life that makes me fed up. I don't know if it's just extra stress because the dc are out of school soooooo long too or if it is depression. How do I tell? Do I need to go visit GP?
Some days I can get stuff done but other days I struggle.

scotchmist Thu 25-Aug-11 17:51:50

Try this online test, school holidays are stressfull times especially the summer ones as they seem to last forever but if it continues once your DC are back at school i would see your GP.

artfullmamma Thu 25-Aug-11 17:59:19

Ok, is it right to be a little miffed that husband would prefer to go to work than be around for my home birth ( 3rd baby) due in 10 weeks? I have a friend as a birth partner /doula. He did go allabasta white the last time...

Canistaysane Fri 26-Aug-11 15:19:07

Just been to talk to GP. I have a low mood so it's not quite depression.
Have got st. Johns wort has any one tried this?

Upwardandonward Fri 26-Aug-11 16:17:43

This suggests don't take it.

2blessed2bstressed Fri 26-Aug-11 16:27:59

I don't venture onto this part of MN really, but the thread title struck a chord with me as I've been feeling low for a couple of weeks now. I've done the test linked, and scored 18, so now what? I guess I need to see gp, this is all uncharted territory to me sad

Upwardandonward Fri 26-Aug-11 16:47:25

Hi 2blessed2bstressed Do go and see your GP, maybe book a double appointment? Tell them how you're feeling - it may help to make a list. Most people can be treated in primary care (i.e. by the GP).

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