Depression or bad attitude: How do I know?? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 03-13-2003, 11:20 PM - Thread Starter
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So, here I am, still, on the fence. I had a bad week and actually did call to make an appointment, then called back to cancel. I agonized over it and just kept going over the pros and cons. One big CON is that I'd have to leave my kids with my MIL who I just .....well, you know.... She's actually great with them and my #1ds loves her--I just have such a hard time with it--but that is a whole other story, and probably not the real reason I cancelled. Still have my unfilled Zoloft prescription from my GP, and still haven't talked about it with DH (the prescription or the appointment I made then cancelled).

So, anyway, how would I know if this is actually a "no-fault" clinical depression, or if I am just going through some self-pity, or having a bad attitude? I can't really explain what I mean here. I don't know ... I woldn't really change anything about my life. I love my husband and kids, being a SAHM...we have a nice life. So, it isn't that I hate what I am doing (tho' of course I'd like more "me time"). By all rights, I should be happy--instead, I'm just irritable, angry, and have no interest in anything. Maybe it is just my personality??

Does anyone follow me here??
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Hey there,
I'm kinda on the fence right now too. Life is great, my birth was beyond my wildest dreams, the kids are heatlhy, Dh's job has a promising future (finally) we are getting a new car, going to start saving for a house, I have new dipes in my stash, well you get the picture. But I've been cranky and irritable and yelling at the kids all the time. I have not been pretty to live with lately, I do believe. I don't know whats up wtih me these days.
I wish I had more advice but I do totally understand what you are saying.
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