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Depression & frustration

I've always been real quiet and kept to myself since a child. I couldn't socialise with people well. After the 8th standard though, I began interacting. But I feel very angry and agonized whenever some close friend has hurt me emotionally. I always feel they are all turning against me since I'm an introvert. I'm never on good terms with my mother, we are always venting our frustrations on each other. Lately I've been withdrawing myself again, delving in reading more books and watching more tv series and movies, rather than putting myself out there like everyone. I have good friends, but at home I'm always by myself and don't talk with my family members much. Other times I'm just sad and depressed. Whenever I don't pay attention to something my parents say, they just yell at me for being not good at anything, which makes me more sad and the vicious cycle continues. I'm currently in the final year MBBS, but it feels I've made a mistake taking up studying medicine: I don't like it at all.
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hi, in my opinion, you should try and relax, not think to much, these feelings come and go. try trusting your friends and family, they love you too. your parents also require counselling and i suggest you should visit a psychologist in your area.
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Dr. Antara Gupta Aligarh | Psychiatrist
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Hey kolkata has so many good psychiatrists   . Why not visit one?  You are your parents require counselling.
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Dr. Sugandha Gupta Delhi | Psychiatrist
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Hello dear, in my opinion, you should seek consultation with a psychotherapist to understand & become more aware of yourself, your thoughts, behaviors & emotions. You may have been an introvert but it is obvious that all this is of growing concern to you to the extent that you find your choice of career questionable with reduced interest and energy to pursue the same despite being in final year of MBBS. Clinically, your symptoms also suggest an ongoing depressive episode which needs further evaluation.  Your relationship difficulties with parents might be the cause or effect of your underlying anxieties....a thorough evaluation and appropriate management (regular therapy) shall definitely help you go become more aware and adaptively coping. At this crucial time in your professional growth, these things can be severely detrimental to your future prospects. I strongly recommend you to seek help. Good luck!
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Hey,  it all normal. As u r an introvert take some time to introspect yourself from childhood. You will get to identify what made you to isolate from.othwrs. Once you come to the reason rectify it and live happily.
If  you find it difficult to identify seek an expert advice in your city .
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi.... Take steps to control stress, to increase your resilience and boost your self-esteem. Reach out to family and friends, especially in times of crisis, to help you weather rough spells. Get treatment at the earliest sign of a problem to help prevent depression from worsening. Consider getting long-term maintenance treatment to help prevent a relapse of symptoms.
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