Medication To Deal With Depression?
Good evening, I’m a 24-year-old woman, finishing her studies. In this month I often experience quite dramatic changes in mood, there is one news that is not pleasant (whatever it is, even if it’s just forgetfulness) I immediately overthinking and finally crying, and this happened more than 3x a week this month. I do have a habit of imagining the worst, I have low self-confidence (I often make my shortcomings a joke so that I don’t get hurt when others make fun of me), and especially in the past year I have felt like a failure and not useful because of studies that not finished. I am afraid that I will become a burden to my closest people if I remain in this condition. I was considering seeing a professional, but I was doubtful because two of my friends who met with a psychiatrist had different results, the A was better, the dosage of the drug was decreasing and the B was getting worse, the medicine was actually increasing. I am confused which one I should meet, is it a psychologist, or go directly to a psychiatrist if there is a possibility of being referred to a psychiatrist? Thank you in advance
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You seem to be depressed. Depression is a psychological disorder characterized by a person becoming depressed, easy to cry, dissolved in sadness, likes to be alone, blames himself, feels useless, loses interest in daily activities and even towards activities that were favored before. Depression is triggered by situations of excessive stress. It is often experienced by someone who has a personality disorder and tends to have a quiet personality. Generally, someone with this personality has a history of past trauma, such as divorce from parents, experiencing physical or sexual violence, often witnessing parental quarrels or the death of a loved one.
Depression can last from mild to severe. However, whatever its severity, this condition cannot be underestimated. Your awareness to seek medical help is correct and good. We advise you to consult with a psychiatrist first. Later the doctor will do an examination to find out if you are really depressed and to find out the cause of depression and to find out if there is a personality disorder on you. Later the doctor will give you drugs, such as antidepressant drugs and other drugs that are needed according to the severity of your condition. Besides medicine, doctors will also provide psychotherapy, which is cognitive behavioral therapy. Well, then you can also ask to be consulted to a psychologist as a place for you to talk about your condition and ask for advice in dealing with problems. Psychologists will guide you in dealing with problems. So you don't need to be confused, because you can consult with these two experts. The more places you tell stories, the more calm you are in dealing with problems because you don't feel alone. Besides that, you can calmly tell whatever obstacles are faced because psychiatrists and psychologists will keep your secret. You need to pay attention also, you should ask the family to accompany during consultation and treatment. With family support, you will feel even better.
In addition, you can also do a number of things to relax your mind, namely by:
1. Join a yoga club.
2. Routine breathing relaxation independently, that is by taking deep breaths then exhaling slowly while closing your eyes and imagining beautiful scenes with loved ones. This method is called hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can also be undertaken in certain hospitals.
Thus hopefully useful