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Just Moved, Depressed

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I don’t even know if I’m actually depressed. I think I am… I’ve been told that I am, but I’ve never been diagnosed… How can I know for sure?

I just moved in August, and it’s been Soo hard for me! I so badly want to go back and board in my hometown, but my freaking parents don’t let!! I think that’s why I feel depressed… PLEASE help me!! Thank You!!!! (From the USA)

Just Moved, Depressed

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  Your intuition, that you feel depressed about the move, sounds accurate. A move can be very disturbing and your feelings are most likely happening as part of the adjustment.

In your new school there is a counselor who can help you. Talk to him or her about the fact that you are new and having difficulties. This will help. Talking about this with someone who has experience in this sort of thing can help you find ways to deal with these feelings.

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

Just Moved, Depressed

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: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Just Moved, Depressed. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 23, 2019, from
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