I think I am depressed?!

United States
January 22, 2007 2:21pm CST
Hi all. I think I am depressed and I have felt this way a long time. I hear that people are put on medication for this? What kind of doctor should I see to talk about this with? I had a baby over a year ago so maybe its partly from that? What medication are depressed people usually put on??
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@jon8105 (131)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Be careful when taking depression medication, as taking too much will cause you to be more depressed. Take the doctor's recommended dosage! Good luck
• United States
22 Jan 07
I've never been on this type of medications so it's a little scary! Thanks for the advice. :)
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Go to our medical doctor and tell them your problem if you are depressed they will guide you to the next step. They will give you the medicine that you will need to help you get back to yourself.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Thank you for the kind suggestions! :)
• United States
4 Feb 07
It's good that if you think you are depressed that your talking about it, because a lot of people don't & are left untreated which can lead to so many different problems. Go to your Dr. & tell him your symptoms or feelings & why you think your depressed. If you are. He will refer you to a Counselor/Social Worker & they will help you with your depression.There are alot of medications out there for depression, but your Dr. will put you on what will work best for you & your situation-- there are some medicines out there that can have negative side effects like weight gain (which inturn would not help your depression). But, your Dr. will do what is right for you. Good luck.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
4 Feb 07
why u are depressed do not depresse matitation is the best process to come out from depresseion
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Depression is a serious disease. Your family Doctor or primary care Dr as they are called today, LOL should be your first stop. They will determine if you are depressed or if some other medical problem is present. If they determine you are depressed, there are many alternatives in medications available today. Your Dr will determine what is right for you. Depression is no fun and there are medications that can give you back your life. Seek help. Life is too valuable to waste a minute of. Good luck
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
23 Jan 07
It's good that you are able to admit that you are depressed. So many people cannot. I suffered with a combination of mild depression and anxiety for some time before getting medication. It wasn't until I began to have panic attacks that I talked with my doctor about it and got the help that I needed. As for the cause of your depression, who knows. I doubt if it could be hormonal (postpartum depression), because your cycles should be back to normal by now. It may be situational; the stress of a new baby and the changes that you have made in your life. Your doctor may recommend a combination of short-term counselling and medication to help you. Remember to take the medication exactly as prescribed. Most have mild side-effects in the beginning, but these generally disappear after 2-3 weeks, as your body gets used to them. Try to "tough it out" with side effects in the beginning, unless they are really severe. It's also important to keep taking the medication even after you are feeling better. Most depression should be treated for at least 12-18 months before the medications are gradually withdrawn. Stopping too soon may cause a "relapse" of the symptoms. When I finally went to my doctor, she put me on Zoloft every day. In the beginning I had trouble with feeling tired, slight headache, dizziness, and mild nausea. I switched it to taking at bedtime, and got used to it after about 2 weeks. I went to counselling for about 6 weeks to work on stress management. I took the medication for about 2 years, and have now been off of it for about 6 months. So far, so good! Talk to your family doctor, and let them decide which medication is best for you. Good Luck, and I hope you're soon feeling better!
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i get my prescription right from my family doctor. I am currently on Zoloft, but there are so many different antideoressants on the market today. your best bet is to do some researh on line and find which ones that you feel would work for you and then talk to ur doctor.
@Piratesware (2891)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
well u must try psyciatry. will try solve u'r mental and cure u.
• Canada
22 Jan 07
You have taken the first big step in admitting you think you are depressed . That is usually the hardest part . All you have to do is talk with your family doctor about how you have been feeling lately and make sure to be completely honest . If you are not completely comfortable with this go talk to any doctor weather it is your family one or not and they will prescribe something for you. It will not work right away and if you have any problems make sure to go back and talk to them . If left untreated depression will only get worse . Finding someone you can talk to and that understands you will also help out . Many different things cause depression and it is possible you still have post partem from having your baby . This is quite common and they are finding out it lasts longer then the first couple of months which they believed years ago . If you ever need someone to talk to just to let your feelings out you can add me to your friends list just to talk . I have been there before and I know how hard it can be to talk to people you know , sometimes just talking to a stranger can make you feel a little bit better .