(Closed) Is this a sign of depression?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Trevor.Philips:  I love people but was diagnosed with social phobia so unfortunately the two can go hand in hand. I think that if your behaviour is worrying you then it would be good to see your GP to discuss your concerns.

I can relate to your feelings a lot and hope you get the support you need to get through this. Hugs!

Post # 4
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah, sounds like you’re just a homebody/introvert. I am the same way. 

I’d only be concerned if this was new behavior. 

Post # 5
7365 posts
Busy Beekeeper

That doesn’t sound like depression to me. I agree you’re probably an introvert. The older I get my bed is my sanctuary. I’m quick to cancel plans as well, going out takes effort and I may not want to be bothered. But when I do go out I enjoy myself. 

Post # 6
1836 posts
Buzzing bee

Actually, I think this does sound like it could be depression. You are probably an introvert as well (and I can relate, I would pretty much always rather be at home, too), but the fact that you have used sick days simply because you didn’t want to get out of bed is a red flag. I would recommend that you talk to a doctor or get screened at a clinic for depression. It couldn’t hurt and it might help. 

Post # 7
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Trevor.Philips:  If it causes you significant distress or is impairing your functioning that’d be concerning but it sounds like you manage your life successfully. Now if your relationship with your husband or your employer is damaged as a result that wound imply that your preferences are problematic. Please don’t talk to a GP or PCP, 90% of the time they will diagnose and prescribe without clinical justification based purely on your own self-diagnosis. I recommend not jumping to meds until it’s a last resort. For example, routine exercise has been proven to improve mood more than anti-depressants for most people but Pfizer doesn’t want you to know that (24 hour fitness should put it in their ads!) Good luck!

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