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    Basically I'm depressed and on meds for anxiety.
    This is **** because I have 0 motivation to the point where I'm refusing to do my school work. I can't find the motivation anywhere.
    Additionally, I find myself getting extremely angry over small things. I can feel my mood drop for no reason sometimes and this is having a very negative effect on my relationship with my girlfriend. It makes me feel like I want to break up with her however I love her too much and if I did I would become even more depressed and regret it. It also causes me to get extremely emotional and angry when I drink alcohol.
    It's school that has caused this. I have a lot of pressure placed on me by my teachers and parents, but mostly myself, to achieve perfect grades consistently. My ambitions cause me stress because it is unlikely I will ever achieve these ambitions (to become an investment banker).
    Wtf do I do? I don't want to go to the doctor because I'm scared my health record may hinder me from getting jobs. I have no motivation. And while I most likely will achieve AAA in my A-levels without much effort, this isn't good enough for me, but I know I don't deserve top grades. All I enjoy at the minute is drumming but I am not talented enough to make it professionally and the risk is too great (and it's too late) for me to consider pursuing music.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Basically I'm depressed and on meds for anxiety.
    This is **** because I have 0 motivation to the point where I'm refusing to do my school work. I can't find the motivation anywhere.
    Additionally, I find myself getting extremely angry over small things. I can feel my mood drop for no reason sometimes and this is having a very negative effect on my relationship with my girlfriend. It makes me feel like I want to break up with her however I love her too much and if I did I would become even more depressed and regret it. It also causes me to get extremely emotional and angry when I drink alcohol.
    It's school that has caused this. I have a lot of pressure placed on me by my teachers and parents, but mostly myself, to achieve perfect grades consistently. My ambitions cause me stress because it is unlikely I will ever achieve these ambitions (to become an investment banker).
    Wtf do I do? I don't want to go to the doctor because I'm scared my health record may hinder me from getting jobs. I have no motivation. And while I most likely will achieve AAA in my A-levels without much effort, this isn't good enough for me, but I know I don't deserve top grades. All I enjoy at the minute is drumming but I am not talented enough to make it professionally and the risk is too great (and it's too late) for me to consider pursuing music.
    I know it's not what you want to hear but seeing your GP would be the best thing. There's very few jobs a diagnosis like depression (or anything else) would stop you from getting and they'd have to ask you before they could find out anyway, employers can't see your medical records. If you need help and don't get it you could end up far worse and stop you gettig the jobs you want anyway, either because you don't have the grades becuase of low motivation or whatever. Haven't explained that very well but still!

    I guess you could ask a charity like mind for counselling or see if you can get some through your school/college if you won't go to your GP, this could still help? And it's never too late to change career plans, even f you don't think you could do drumming professionally there's always bands and things wanting people that you could do in your spare time! So don't give up hope just yet.

    Hope things improve for you soon whatever you decide


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