I am depressed. Ever since the accident, I have trouble sleeping and
keep replaying the scene in my mind. I have dropped 10 pounds and
have no interest in eating. In fact, I have no interest in anything.
My Doctor says it will pass, but it has been 6 months and I'm
misserable. I yell at my wife and kids for no reason and don't want to see my friends
or family. I really dread the upcoming holidays. I don't want to
see the family.
Is my Doctor right? Will it pass?
It appears from your symptoms, that you may be suffering from a kind of
depression or a Post tramuatic stress disorder. Let me explain to
you regarding these disorders briefly.
Major depression is a very common disorder in which a person can have
depressed (sad)mood or loss of interest in life for a period of at least
two or more weeks. During this period, the person can have disturbances
in sleep, loss of appetite, loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness. The
person may also have decreased ability to think, concentrate and can even
have suicidal thoughts. This disorder can adversely effect important areas
of functioning such as work and social relationships.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)is a condition that usually develops
after seeing, hearing or involving in a catastrophic event such as
earthquakes, accident, rape, assualt etc. In this, a person may
frequenctly re-experience the event through dreams and recurrent thoughts,
and may avoid such situations as much as possible. They may even have
difficulty in sleeping, concentrating with increased irritability
Both the above disorders can be treated with a combination of medications
and psychotherapy. Even though these symptions may pass away in certain
people, based on the severity and duration of your symptoms, I would
recommend you to consult a mental health professional or contact
Henry Ford Behavioral Services Clinic at (313)-874-6680 for confidential
This information is provided for general medical educational purposes
only and should not replace evaluation by a physician.
Key words: Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Major depression
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.