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    Hello, so lately I have been feeling a bit different. I've felt this way for over half a year now I would say but its recently gotten worse to the point where my family and some friends are commenting on my mood/behaviour.

    Basically sometimes I can feel fine but other days for no particular reason I feel very irritable, angry and unhappy. Usually I go to school (I'm 17 years old if that helps) and I manage to keep my mood stable enough by smiling and acting as the cheery me everyone knows, but I don't always feel that way. At home I struggle more and just completely cannot be arsed to deal with my family cause I know I will snap at them or cause an argument.

    I always feel tired and have started to sleep a-lot, but sometimes I go through phases where I stay awake till late and don't get much sleep (this is rare). I also have really started to struggle concentrating in school and often miss tons of notes/work.

    I also don't enjoy going out with my friends as much as I used to, and cba when plans come up.

    My appetite comes and goes, I don't really eat breakfast at all and can get by on one meal a day some days.

    So long story short, I'm unhappy and often get very irritable and angry for no reason. I don't know why I am unhappy though as I really don't have any reason to be which makes me feel very guilty for feeling this way. I struggle to control my mood, should I see a doctor or is this just school stress? I mean I don't really want to talk to anyone as I don't know what I would talk about and really just don't want to talk.

    I did some of those stupid online test things and it comes back as moderate depression and/or severe cyclothymia, which I why i'm writing this post as I never before had thought I would need to get help or see a GP. Do I need to or am I being dumb?
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    Hello, so lately I have been feeling a bit different. I've felt this way for over half a year now I would say but its recently gotten worse to the point where my family and some friends are commenting on my mood/behaviour.

    Basically sometimes I can feel fine but other days for no particular reason I feel very irritable, angry and unhappy. Usually I go to school (I'm 17 years old if that helps) and I manage to keep my mood stable enough by smiling and acting as the cheery me everyone knows, but I don't always feel that way. At home I struggle more and just completely cannot be arsed to deal with my family cause I know I will snap at them or cause an argument.

    I always feel tired and have started to sleep a-lot, but sometimes I go through phases where I stay awake till late and don't get much sleep (this is rare). I also have really started to struggle concentrating in school and often miss tons of notes/work.

    I also don't enjoy going out with my friends as much as I used to, and cba when plans come up.

    My appetite comes and goes, I don't really eat breakfast at all and can get by on one meal a day some days.

    So long story short, I'm unhappy and often get very irritable and angry for no reason. I don't know why I am unhappy though as I really don't have any reason to be which makes me feel very guilty for feeling this way. I struggle to control my mood, should I see a doctor or is this just school stress? I mean I don't really want to talk to anyone as I don't know what I would talk about and really just don't want to talk.

    I did some of those stupid online test things and it comes back as moderate depression and/or severe cyclothymia, which I why i'm writing this post as I never before had thought I would need to get help or see a GP. Do I need to or am I being dumb?
    You are only 17, this is all part of the process of growing up. Try and spend some time alone and then spend quality time with friends and share your feelings .
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    Its not like me feeling upset due to something though, it feels like I can't control it, for instance the past week I was feeling pretty happy and cheery for no reason at all to the point where I didn't know why I was so happy, today I've completely crashed and feel totally different, I feel angry and it affects my ability to talk/deal with people, like I've given up trying to justify it anymore and I just go with it but I'm sick of it.
 
 
 
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