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I think I’m depressed and get angry quickly and snap at my family.

Question: I think I'm depressed but I'm really confused because I'm feeling extremely sad but also anxious and angry and snappy with my family. I flare up really easily and quickly especially with my mother. I can tell that I'm hurting her but I can't control it. Teentalker , 15-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

I hear you! Feels like a rollercoaster of emotions! Sadness, depression and anxiety are slightly different although many times they may overlap so let’s help you understand it. Generally anxiety and depression tend to co-exist which means you could have persistent sadness, constant worrying, frequent mood swings, anger outbursts, changes in sleep or appetite patterns. Here are a few steps you can take:

  • Depression can be caused by vitamin and hormonal imbalances, so talk to your parents about getting a blood test
  • Pay attention t.....

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