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Possible Depression?

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I’m an Education graduate Cum Laude and currently working as a BPO agent. I recently decided to continue to Law primarily to achieve my dream of being a lawyer but mostly to cure my academic insecurity. I think my cousins and friends landed a better course and better job. I ended up working in call center since I hate teaching. I only took up teaching because my mom says so. So, lately I had problem cooping up with school and work. I hate my work, I don’t like the way they do things there. I thought we should be working with integrity but all I can see are the opposite. Then I messed up school. So not like me. I ended up not reading my books, cases or not doing assignments because I cant fit my time to do work and school. I used to multi-task way back college, both working two jobs and studying.

Then last week, I broke down, I didn’t attend school, I missed my projects, I miss work. I cried all day, I throw all my books. I blamed myself for being irresponsible, worthless, dumb (well I think I am a total failure ) and keep asking why do I keep on pushing something that I cant. I even ended up noticing my room as ugly as hell and wish that I can find another that will suit me well. I loss all the confidence I had, I just want to evaporate or disappear. I sometimes thought of killing myself but cant find a way on how. I don’t want people to see my body and ended up being the talk of the city. I don’t want people to notice me, I just want to be alone and do things the way they should be.

Then I started being quiet, so opposite of me being happy and talkative. I use to have a lot of friends now only I a few that I want to talk to. At work, I seldom talk to my workmates but I still respond they way a normal person do. Back at home, I just sit quietly, staring at the wall, thinking of how mess up my future now is and how hopeless I am now. Then I took up a test here and got a result of severe depression, what a shocker (sarcastically speaking). I no longer love myself, I don’t want to do things anymore, I just want to rest and not think of anything. Can I do that forever? (From Philippines)

Possible Depression?

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. The sudden onset of his and he additional struggles on your plate suggest you should have a general medical exam first. When this rapid of a change happens the first thing is to rule out anything physical that may be responsible.

Secondly, I would recommend talking to the Counselors at your law school about time management, meditation, and self care practices. I think this will help.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Possible Depression?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Possible Depression?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/11/15/possible-depression-2/
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