Chest Tightness And Wanting To Cry At Night For 2 Years?
Hello r n r nI always feel sad, tightness in my chest, wanting to cry, which usually happens at night, I have felt this since my father’s death 2 years ago. In addition, I feel alone, feeling isolated, useless to people around me, insecure, afraid to try new things and afraid to make mistakes. R n r n Feelings of sadness today make it difficult for me to sleep at night and interfere with my activities during the day. day. I only feel comfortable when I am around close friends. After separating I feel like before. R n r nMy friends say I suddenly change when they make small mistakes.
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If the symptoms you feel have lasted up to 2 years, they do not improve over time or even get worse, then maybe what you experience is leading to major depressive disorder. The following are some of the symptoms of major depressive disorder:
Some of the symptoms you mentioned do point to major depressive disorder. The following are some of the symptoms that people with major depressive disorder can experience:
Feeling sad all day
Losing pleasure and interest in almost all activities every day
Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more
Decrease or even increase in excess body weight
Agitation (unable to stay still) or slowed down of movement and speech
Has feelings of uselessness and is always filled with guilt
Lose energy, always feel weak and tire easily
Difficulty concentrating and difficult to make decisions
Have recurring thoughts of death and suicide
If you have at least 5 of the 9 symptoms above and one of them is number 1 or 2, then you most likely have major depressive disorder. You should immediately consult a psychiatrist for further examination and therapy. The psychiatrist will try to look for the possibility of certain physical illnesses or the use of certain drugs that can cause depressive symptoms, as well as to look for other mental disorders.
Some things you can do in the meantime:
Find out as much information as you can about depression. Convince yourself that you are not alone.
Seek help from the people closest to you when you start feeling excessively sad, especially if you start having thoughts of hurting yourself.
Eat nutritious food regularly, get adequate sleep and rest, maintain personal hygiene, exercise regularly
Do activities that you enjoy, don't be alone in the room a lot
You can try writing a diary to help reduce the burden on your feelings
Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs
Do relaxation exercises like meditation or yoga
Here is an article that you can read about depression
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