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Sometimes my depression makes me not want to eat, like I dont deserve food. I starve myself badly

Question : Sometimes my depression makes me not want to eat, like I dont deserve food. I still have trouble eating, I don't eat every meal normally. Last week I got depressed at dinner and didn't want to eat anymore and I told my parents I wasn't hungry anymore and my dad got angry very much and this depresssed me more. Teentalker

Dear Teentalker,

Thnaks for writing to us. I can really understand the mental agony you are going through.

Have you explained to your parents that you don't want to be depressed and that it's just something that's happening to you? Also, about the eating feeling guilty thing, eat little snacks throughout the day instead of one meal. and then you get small portions of food that your body needs.

Do take regular medication for depression, don't quit in between. You can consult a dietician who can suggest you a diet in this condition which helps your body. First, do some kind of yoga or exerci.....

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