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Excessive sleep+depression+OCD= lost

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Im going to try and make this post as concise as possible. I am diagnosed with major depressive disorder and severe contamination OCD. Ever since Covid began I started sleeping a lot. Now, almost a year in, I am sleeping for 16 hours usually at a time. Ive slept for 2 days a few times (not straight thru but with a couple of wake ups in between). This is making my depression much worse. I have no motivation to break my sleeping issue and nothing is helping me. On top of this all, I have severe contamination OCD where I wont touch things without a glove and anytime i touch something i wash my hands vigorously. My moms on my case and doesnt understand that I cant help this bad routine I am stuck in. Ive been in therapy for awhile now, it is not helping. I want to stop going and some days I cant seem to find the bigger picture to all this. I dont know what to do or where to turn. Nothing excites me. I am beginning to think even my small circle of friends dont care. I am angry at the world. I dont want to keep struggling in a world where everything is based on me trying to survive my mental illnesses. Some days I want to just move away but then ill have even less human interaction than i do now. Please help
 
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Are you taking medication?
when depressed I sleep loads
medication does it too
it is also winter. Have you tried a sad lamp? Light box
it's essential to get outside for a walk before midday for vit d etc
 
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Im going to try and make this post as concise as possible. I am diagnosed with major depressive disorder and severe contamination OCD. Ever since Covid began I started sleeping a lot. Now, almost a year in, I am sleeping for 16 hours usually at a time. Ive slept for 2 days a few times (not straight thru but with a couple of wake ups in between). This is making my depression much worse. I have no motivation to break my sleeping issue and nothing is helping me. On top of this all, I have severe contamination OCD where I wont touch things without a glove and anytime i touch something i wash my hands vigorously. My moms on my case and doesnt understand that I cant help this bad routine I am stuck in. Ive been in therapy for awhile now, it is not helping. I want to stop going and some days I cant seem to find the bigger picture to all this. I dont know what to do or where to turn. Nothing excites me. I am beginning to think even my small circle of friends dont care. I am angry at the world. I dont want to keep struggling in a world where everything is based on me trying to survive my mental illnesses. Some days I want to just move away but then ill have even less human interaction than i do now. Please help
ive had that experience of major depression and excessive sleeping.....i just want to reassure you taht this depression will pass, i was so hopeless myself when i had major depression but what i would have want ed then is for someone to reassure me that the depression will pass. You will get better, trust me
 
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