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11 Aug 2011

Please help me! I am so depressed. It feels like nothing in my life is working out. I am a horrible person to live with. One minute I am feeling ok and happy and the next minute I''m so depressed or angry and frustrated. I don''t know what''s going on!

I used to be a very fun loving easy going person. Now all that has changed. I just had a baby 6 months back and my other child is 7 now. They only know me as a scolding, shouting mad woman. I’ m married for 10 years now. I try and try but everytime its a big failure.

I’ m so down. I feel like my children and my husband will be better off without me. Financially thing are not working out and its driving me insane. It’ s all I think about, how to make ends meet and I feel like I’ m the only one worried about where the next meal is coming from etc.

Please help me, this cannot be normal.
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01 Jan 0001

Maybe there's an element of Post-Natal Deprerssion, and some of your comments certainly sound like that ; maybe other factors are also at play here. One thing you must be totally certain of - your husband and children will NOT in any way whatever, be any better off without you.
Dpressed people feel hopeless, and are much less successful in whatever they try, than they would usually be. DO, really urgently, see a good local psychiatrist for a proper assessment and treatment for depression if he confirms that is present. Privately if possible, or through a provinial hospital or local medical school.
This is not normal, and not inevitable, and is very, very treatable, which will be for the great beenfit of you, your husband, your children, and everyone else who knows and loves you
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