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I feel empty and anxious at times. Sometimes I think the worst about what's going on with me and my mood fluctuates throughout the day. I'm working, still doing hobbies, etc. Can you function with a severe depression?
 
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Hi,
Are you seeing your Dr, I hope your mood stabilises very soon.
Depression is exhausting etc.
We care here.
Hugs
 
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Only most necessary things. Going to University and that's all. Mostly I lie in my bed and do nothing
 
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Hi,
Are you seeing your Dr, I hope your mood stabilises very soon.
Depression is exhausting etc.
We care here.
Hugs
I went for help and just keep getting referrals from one to the next.
 
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For the most part, I tend to cycle through anxiousness and depression. When I’m anxious, I get analysis paralysis. I can’t focus all that well because of the thoughts I’m having.

When I’m in a depressed state, I’m extremely unmotivated to do anything. I have to willfully force myself to do things. Otherwise, I’d just rather toss around in my bed. I can’t really sleep either.

I think it’s okay to feel mood shifts. It happens to me too. It’s just the way it goes.

Happy to hear that you’re able to maintain work and hobbies though. I’m sure they give life a lot of value and meaning. Keep it up! 👍
 
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Sometimes the functioning works and sometimes it doesn't. Just depends on what's going on in life at the time.
 
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