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Random1318
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I really don't know what might be wrong with me. I feel like I am displaying symptoms of depression but yet I feel pretty content and happy generally.

I have lost a lot of interest and motivation for things that I used to enjoy. For example I am really into songwriting and playing my piano, but now I go to play it and after about 10 minutes I just can't be bothered anymore. Same goes for reading and even playing video games. I used to really enjoy gaming but now I just can't be bothered to focus and pour my attention into a game for more than half an hour.

My sleep pattern is also terrible. I am not doing anything until I return to uni in September and I sleep a lot and find myself waking up in the afternoon, which decreases my motivation to do anything even further.

I am very reclusive and rarely seek communication with others over the phone, messenger etc.

I get plenty of exercise and am otherwise healthy, so I don't know why I am the way I am. I feel so lazy but not by choice. It's been like this for about a year. Is it possible that I am suffering depression even though I don't feel 'depressed'? Like, I feel content and rarely feel down, and I consider myself an optimistic person with healthy self esteem. I'm just frustrsted and want the energy anf motivation to do things again.
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While loosing interest and motivation, and being reclusive, are symptoms of depression, I cannot diagnose whether it is or not

It helps to have some kind of event(s) scheduled in the day that will force you to 'move yourself' - have you considered meeting up with friends, going out to a public event of somekind or work/volunteering? If you have nothing planned you can google "places to visit <your area>" or "classes in <your area>" and lots of things will come up. The social aspect will also help you to stop drifting away

Something 'solid' ahead of you helps, the above is a source/creator of that. I believe hobbies that give basic pleasure are best as a wind down after something when you are tired. Pleasure after pleasure will mean the pleasures will decrease as time goes on and you will get bored

I recommend you get your sleeping schedule fixed because bad sleep really messes up energy (and emotional) levels. Again, something scheduled in the day helps to fix that

Take care
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Go see your doctor.
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Could be - see your GP.
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we can't give you a diagnosis, but if you really think something is wrong, you should definitely see a doctor about it. they can help you.
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could be useful keeping a diary of these things, or apps like Daylio, esp if you've felt this way on more than one occasion. though I relate to your frustration with cycling through your hobbies yet nothing 'sticks' or excites you like it used to do. I wouldn't say I'm majorly depressed either but I have adhd.
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