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Why am I feeling so out of it all the time?

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 6:56am
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I seem to feel like everything is so hopeless all the time. I have 2 children, 6 and 14, so I need to be "on" all the time. I have never found it so difficult to get motivated as I have recently. I have asked my doctor to check my hormone levels and she has and told me that they are within normal range. I don't know what to do any more. I want to be happy for my children because at this point I am all they have. Their dad passed away 3 yrs. ago so I need to remain healthy for them and myself. Please help!!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. So sorry to hear this, i can imagine how difficult it must be after losing your husband 3 years ago and having to be there for both of your children on your own and this might be the cause of your sadness. But it becomes a problem when it starts interfering with your daily life. This is where it might lead to Depression. There are many ways to prevent from falling into depression.
Depression Medication-Depression drugs can help lift your mood and ease the sadness and hopelessness you feel.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist-CBT is based on two specific tasks: cognitive restructuring, in which the therapist and patient work together to change thinking patterns, and behavioral activation -- in which patients learn to overcome obstacles to participating in enjoyable activities. It's best to talk to your doctor and explain what you are feeling. He or she can lead you to treatment or a good therapist.

Here are some groups which you can join and articles.

Hope this helps,

October 27, 2011 - 8:09am
(reply to Anonymous)

Thank you Daisy. I am going to look into seeing a therapist and I am also going to join one of the groups that you suggested above. Hopefully I can turn this around. Thanks again.


October 29, 2011 - 1:30pm
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