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Depression, 22 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Depression
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 675 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   good evening
Doctor :   good evening
User :   is this confidential? the consultation?
Doctor :   yes it is 100%
User :   I am 22
User :   female
User :   I would describe myself as competent and looking for challenges all the time
User :   but i find myself sitting idle the entire day
User :   i feel depressed at the end of the day
Doctor :   since when you have been noticing it
User :   i dont feel like eating
User :   ever since i started working
User :   that's been 6 months
Doctor :   have there been any changes in your life recently
User :   yes i have moved to a different town, got a job but i dont have anything to here and have lot of downtime ..
User :   i feel useless
User :   cheated
Doctor :   what has been the stressful changes in your life
Doctor :   you can tell me
User :   and I share room with two people who work with me and i hear them discuss how hectic the work is
User :   as much as i try to not feel jealous..
User :   i do..
User :   I need to keep myself occupied
User :   and there's nothing i do at work all day..
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   tell me whats your main concern ?
User :   I'm depressed
User :   I'm losing and becoming less productive
User :   i am not happy any more
Doctor :   well at your age and with stress of work and at a new place its common to feel like that
Doctor :   but you need to be positive in your life
Doctor :   why dont you try picking up a hobby
User :   but there is no work.i think i would rather be happy doing work all day
Doctor :   the best i can suggest you is to try picking up to learn a new language
Doctor :   dont worry we all go thru the same phases of life
Doctor :   what about your friends ?
User :   that's the worse part
User :   my social life
User :   everyone's from the same firm and
User :   and they have work
User :   they work day in day out
Doctor :   and your family ?
User :   family in a different city
User :   parents and brother all are employed and haha the irony
User :   they work more than me!
Doctor :   look you are only 22 . you are at a very young age
Doctor :   dont worry in life
Doctor :   you will have plenty to do
Doctor :   why dont you apply to see if you can get a another job if you are not satisfied with this one
Doctor :   it takes time to make new friends i can understand that
Doctor :   you feel left out
User :   it's been just 6 months... but 6 months of my first ever job.. I have learnt absolutely nothing. With little experience it's hard to find another one.. but i'm trying..
Doctor :   yes do keep on trying and dont give up
Doctor :   are you based?
User :   Yes
User :   that's my hometown
User :   but i work
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i can assure you one thing
Doctor :   the feelings you are having are not isolated ones
Doctor :   many people at their first job feel like you too
Doctor :   you just need to hang in there
Doctor :   thats the key
User :   I'll try my best
User :   thanks for the advice
User :   and i hope this consultation is kept confidential
Doctor :   well i can assure you that 100%
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   if you ever need any advice you can always ask for me
Doctor :   dont worry everything will be fine
Doctor :   life has its ups and downs
User :   thanks a ton..
User :   have a nice evening
Doctor :   you too take care of your self
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye bye

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