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Depression and anxiety

Hi, I'm new here, and this is the first time i've ever done anything like this, so not really sure what to type.

Basically, I have a constant feeling of dread, right in my chest, if you know what I mean, and I feel miserable from when I get out of bed in the morning, to when I go to bed at night. It has been getting progressively worse, and I've gotten to the point where I think about ending it pretty much every day.

The cherry on top is that I have pretty bad social anxiety, so I do not feel at all comfortable telling a relative, seeing a doctor, or discussing this with anyone. The only reason I am able to do so on here, is that I can maintain anonymity, and I am desperate.

Does anyone have any advice on what I could do about this situation?

Thanks.

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Hi JamesGeorge1

A very warm welcome to our Community.

I'm hoping it's been a great relief to actually write down how you are feeling, I certainly hope so.

Many of our members will identify with you, social anxiety is hell, it really is and I empathise. As for this feeling of dread, this too can be a form of anxiety. I know you said you couldn't talk face to face and in these situations I always ask that you write this down exactly as you have here, make a doctors appointment and take that with you and give it to the doctor to read, he/she will understand and start you on the path to help. Hopefully, they will talking therapies or CBT, don't be afraid of this it's the beginning of the rest of your life!

Chloe

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Hi,

As Chloe says below, definitely make a doctor's appointment. I've found that seeing a therapist helps too, I'm socially anxious as well but definitely feel better for talking about it.

Exercise (even just going for a walk) also helps, plus mindfulness meditation as it takes the focus off your anxiety: mindful.org/meditation/mind...

Best of luck, hope you're feeling better soon.

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