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Suffering from sadness, suicidal tendency, irritability, crying spells and anxiety. What is the reason behind these thoughts?

Hello Dr. Grief, I m a 22 year old female. 2 years ago, I started developing depressive symptoms like sadness, irritability , awkwardness around people and sometimes suicidal ideation . It happened over the summer in the midst of a research scholarship during which i was spending alot of time alone. I have a work co- op for 6 weeks straight after the scholarship and it got really bad (sleeping very poorly, crying alot, awkward in communication and an increase in anxiety ) which would have been atypical for me. I stabilised in the next few weeks..but since then i feel i fall into bouts of really bad form...but it s really odd as the bouts could last minutes sometimes, sometimes hours and then leave and i completely forget that I feel that could be 5mins of really low form and then boom i m fine..or vice versa i could be with my friends having a great time and then BANG this wave of bad form falls upon me and I just cover it up and say I m grand. Recently, I am in good form and my normal self but I feel a loss of interest in some hobbies and things in general. I was playing high level sport up until a month ago and now I don t want to play anymore..i felt myself overthink the whole thing ad get anxious and paranoid..but strangely I m in good form so I don t know. It s just I m worried when I fall into these bouts...they are short lasting usually but I want to know the reason behind them. Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Your issues sound like depressive symptoms complicated by low self-esteem and personality problems. You may also be suffering from some generalized and social anxiety symptoms. In order to manage these issues, your best approach is to consult a psychiatrist and describe your symptoms carefully and in detail. This will enable a mental health practitioner to help you the best. Good luck and feel better soon!
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sourav Ganguly's  Response
Hi 0840408.

Thanks for your question.

Fortunately i am now doing MD IN PSYCHIATRY

your symptoms-low mood,easy frangibility,loss of all pleasurable activity,suicidal ideation fulfill the diagnosis of major depressive disorder.with that you have paranoid delusion so your final diagnosis is major depressive disorder with psychotic you need treatment by a psychiatrist.

So please consider a psychiatrist ASAP.

Best wishes
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