Cause Often Feel Sad And Cry Every Night?
good night doctor, I am a 19 year old woman, I often experience problems and when the problem happens to me, I always feel sad and hurt, even I can keep crying every night and feel myself useless, I feel that incident again when I was a pet I am given to people, I am sad and always cry every night even when I am daydreaming the memory of my pet always appears and makes me cry, I even feel a deep heartache that I can no longer shed tears, I feel guilty and sorry continuously until sometimes my mind feels full and sad at the same time, do you think I suffer from depression? thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Depression by definition is a mood disorder that can affect how a person deals with daily activities, thought patterns, and feelings. Depression is not the same as sadness. To be said to be depressed, a person must experience prolonged sadness, decreased interest in doing activities that are usually of interest to him, loss of energy and laziness to take care of oneself such as bathing, eating and several other criteria. Additionally, this condition must occur for at least 2 weeks.
Why depression occurs is unclear, but it is considered related to:
Experiencing a traumatic event Having certain personalities such as a perfectionist, overly harsh self-assessments, too much dependence on other people, and too pessimistic Side effects of drugs Maturity development disorders Have certain severe or long-term illnesses Alcohol and drug dependence
In your case, as we mentioned earlier, depression is not the same as feeling sad, even if the feeling is intense. So it is not possible for us to know whether someone is depressed or not without an in-depth interview or history. Because it is our advice, you should consult a psychiatrist about this matter. We understand that regardless of whether you are depressed or not, the constant feeling of sadness every time you experience a particular problem is bound to severely limit your activities. And among all doctors, the only one who can treat this condition and is entitled to give medicine is a psychiatrist. By seeing a psychiatrist directly, you can determine if you have depression or other problems, and what treatment is most appropriate for you.
Meanwhile, try to be more open to other people about your problems. Keep yourself busy with activities, and try to be more honest with yourself about your problems too. Face the problem and try to get through it, not just drowning in the feeling of being a protracted victim. Believe in yourself that you deserve a better life, and that even if they are tough, problems are there for you to solve, not to make you suffer. So, hopefully answering your question.