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Well, the symptoms wich you have narrated could also be present in depression alone , as in severe depression , there is lack of pleasure in previously pleasurable activites , patient likes to keep to self and do not have emotional approach to deal with frienda nd family alike , also there is inability to concentrate on work and many times avoids social situation because of feeling low , and haibg low self esteem , etc
yes i suppose that is more likely it just seems as though i've tried a ton of different depression medications and they all make me feel worse in some ways
and i wouldn't socially isolate myself if i didn't feel so incapable of interacting with people
i can't think of things to say and i have to fake all of my interactions with people
my thoughts get all jumbled up and when someone is talking about one thing...many times my mind thinks of something completely unrelated
its very hard to relate ideas and remember simple things
The fact that you do not seem like haing schizophrenia is because you have intact insight , that means that you know that you are having problem and thereby seek for help from a professional , so this rules out schizophrenia , but i would strongly recommend a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist to confirm severe depression alone with social phobia , which according to me could be your provisional diagnosis , but it needs to be confirmed by a psychiatrist , so go to one and get your self evaluated ..
ALso, i do not know which all drugs you have tried but i would suggest a mix of 3 drugs , which usually give positive results in cases similar to yours , so you shall discuss these driug with your doctoe as well..
Yeah i've always been very smart Its just been a really hard process trying to figure out what exactly is wrong with me.
the drugs are as follows- effexor xr or paxil cr or remeron or anafranil , any one of these to be chosen depending on which one of them you have not tried , 2) trazodone and 3) klonopin or ativan or buspar , any one of these 3 to be chosen depending on which drug have you not yet tried..
my dad took paxil for a long time but had a very very hard time getting off of it. I've tried remeron before and trazadone but never any of the last three
Kindly discuss these with your psychiatrist after you have been evaluated by him , which to me does not seem to be schizophrenia , but major depressive disorder with social phobia ( anxiety).
thank you very much for your help
I will recommend that you try the combination ..
it will positively work..
I hope this helps..
Wish you all the best..
is there any way to get a recommendation from you?
besides just printing this off?
no , cannot recommend .. just print this and show to your psychiatrist..
okay thanks again
and let the psychiatrist choose from the options..
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i have one more question. I have always had a hard time with medicine because i feel like i am altering myself in some way. I don't want to be
Well, you need help from a drug regime , when your symptoms are treated , then the psychiatrist shall bring you off the drugs comletely , and at the moment it is very important for you to overcome your depression as at your age you ahve to achieve a lot and so have to work a lot and so you cannot afford to be struggling with this condition , while important time of yours slip away, so do not worry , nothing will be altered , just think of the positives..