I have no energy

Dear Dr Gray,
I am not sure what is wrong with me, I feel terrible, I have no energy, I’m miserable, I struggle to get out of bed in the morning and feel completely worthless. I have also started to feel anxious if I have to leave the house. Please help.
Simon (Clapham)

Dr Gray Replies……..

Dear Simon,
Your lack of energy and motivation, your struggle to get going in the morning and your low mood and low self esteem suggest you are suffering from depression. The fact that you are also starting to experience anxiety makes me think that you need to get some professional help before things escalate further. Make an appointment to see your GP (if you can’t get to the surgery ask for a telephone appointment) and discuss some treatment options; I would recommend a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Depression with a well qualified therapist. As therapy doesn’t result in an instant improvement it may be worth considering a short course of anti depressants (which your GP can prescribe for you) to give you some immediate relief from your symptoms.

If you are suffering with any of the issues discussed in this article and would like to seek professional help then you may find our page about Depression useful.

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