Am i depressed?

When I hear “depression” I think of someone who is sad all the time or for no exact reason. But I’m not sure if that’s the real exact definition of it. But I have this heavy feeling in my chest all the time. It’s the same feeling as when you fought with someone you love or the feeling that you’re about to cry but less intense and it doesn’t go away. I am able to hold it in like pretend that it’s not there but when it’s quiet and I’m alone, and my guard is down, I start to tear up a little. Like I don’t cry, but just tear up. I don’t know if im making sense lol sorry😅 I don’t know...I’m so confused. Also, sometimes it physically hurts a little (like right now). What the hell is this? lol Is this what they call depression? Or is it like...some type of heart condition..? Anybody has the same problem? How do/did u get rid of it? Thanks:)

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  • Being teary often is a major sign of depression. What helps is seeing a doctor or making routine appointments with a therapist so that you can air out whatever is bothering you. It's not worth living in misery

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  • Mia500 answered perfectly. It also sounds like you may be suffering from anxiety or panic attacks.

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  • Ya I get this, I thought it was depression too but it’s really not, you just have to learn how to train your mind around it

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    • What was it? Yeah, i probably just have to go out more or something. I haven’t been going out much these last few years.

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  • I would say that clinical depression while not a normal state of mind is indeed a very common ailment. However, it's not uncommon for a person who suffers from depression to have several other co-occurring medical conditions.

    I think you should see your regular doctor, and get checked out in order to rule out other potential problems.

    I myself have hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, GERD, IBS, and chronic allergies among other things in addition to depression, and anxiety. What you are going through is not uncommon, and you are not alone.

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    • Do u have the same feeling that I described? Does it go away eventually? Also, i just added it in there that it physically hurts a little once in a while. Do u experience that too? Sorry if I have too many questions

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      • Yes, I do. My anxiety, and high blood pressure sort of feed off of each other. I have also been diagnosed with jugular vein distention. Sometimes I can see the side of my neck throbbing.

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  • What you have is normal,,,
    For some.
    I like the easy answer
    " go see a therapist "
    As if everyone has that option.
    ( no healthcare, thanks to trump )
    You may very well be depressed.
    I don't have any easy answers.
    But, if you focus on helping others, who have less then you. You may find you are ok after all.

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  • It also could be dysthymia. You should see a professional about it.

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