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If I have depression, can I still be happy sometimes? Watch

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    I've been feeling really low for a while, crying frequently, no motivation, not got any of my schoolwork done, staying in bed, which is a massive change for me because I used to really enjoy school and doing my A Levels. I went to my GP and she said that I might have depression, so I have to go and see her again next week.

    I know that she knows what she is talking about, but I'm not sure if this is the correct diagnosis. Whilst I do feel low most of the time, sometimes I get distracted whilst with friends and feel like I'm having fun and not sad at all. Can I have times when I feel genuinely happy, yet still have depression? Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm happy with sad phases or sad with happy phases, I'm just really confused
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    Not everyone with depression feels that way 24/7. I didn't. I felt that way most of the time. I had the odd day where I was ok.
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    Without a doubt you can still have happy moments when suffering from depression.

    When you see your GP again can you tell her your concerns about this so that she can reassure you and explain a bit more?
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    Yes you definitely can, but do not let those happy moments stop you from getting the correct diagnosis.
 
 
 
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