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What causes depression in menopause?

Hi I ve been dealing with a lot the last year and a half. I was just nearing the end of Menopause , I m 51 years old and in the end of 2013 my partner/Best friend committed Suicide. His problems seem to appear when we return from a 2 week vacation. Only to find our apartment was flooded and we had to move. He was so against Suicide that s another reason I still don t understand . Since his death I have gained weight,have no energy to do anything.getting up ,never mind showering is a job . I only leave home when I have to,pay bills, go grocery shopping etc. Otherwise I sit inside and don t socialize except texting. I am not suicidal . I just don t have any energy or insensitive to do anything. I wish I could have some energy or routine but I don t and if I did I wouldn t follow it anyway! I just can t get it together!! What can I do to get my old self back I ve never been so weak or depressed in my life
Fri, 10 Jul 2015
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Depression is a serious medical condition, it can affect every area of life and also has an impact on the control and management of any other diseases/conditions that you may have.

It would be best to see someone and receive treatment. This would include medication and counselling.
You would not likely have to be on the medication for a lifetime only for a period of time.

It would help you feel better.

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