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Recurring Depression Every Few Hours

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From the U.S.: I get recurring depression every few hours with nihilistic/pessimistic views on life and activities that I’d like to do. Then usually quickly fades away. I’ve been thinking I could be bipolar, but I don’t get very angry or even overly happy about anything. Mostly when the depression fades away, I just feel contempt, happy or even normal with a bit of depression. I’ve tried lexapro, when I was quickly diagnosed with a depressive/anxious mood disorder after checking my self into inpatient care when an episode of major depression hit me about a month ago. what’s going on with me? What steps should I be taking?

Recurring Depression Every Few Hours

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The people you should be asking are those who diagnosed and treated you in-patient. They were able to observe your symptoms and to talk to you about your experience at length. Their input is far more valuable than anything I can suggest on the basis of a short email.

I can tell you this, however: Medication alone usually isn’t sufficient for managing depression. I encourage you to get a referral to a psychologist or other licensed mental health provider to work with you on developing skills for managing the emotional dysregulation you seem to be experiencing.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

Recurring Depression Every Few Hours

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). Recurring Depression Every Few Hours. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/11/06/recurring-depression-every-few-hours/
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