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Depression, chronic fatigue, bad memory, depersonalisation

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  • Posted By: Jgkilian777
  • November 19, 2013
  • 03:25 PM

Ok so 2 years ago I got diagnosed with major depression and bad anxiety. Ive been on lexapro and rispiridone for a year now and all the bad Stuff has gone (suicidal thoughts, unhappiness, bad anxiety), I still have a bit of anxiety but I'm pretty sure thats because I'm used to doing things the way that I used to do them when I had anxiety.

I went back to my psychologist yesterday because I had the following symptoms:

Chronic fatigue
Dissociation/depersonalisation
Very bad memory
'brain fog'
Lack of happiness or excitement

I believe it is all caused by the chronic fatigue.

Dissociation/depersonalisation I believe this is happening because of the shock of being around everyone at school when I'm in this tired state.

Bad memory, I believe this is happening because of my tiredness. Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night and done something then went back to sleep, then you BARELY remember doing it? That's how I feel every minute of every day.

Anyway so I believe it's all caused by the chronic fatigue, but the problem is, we don't know what's causing it.

So can someone please tell me likely reasons? I've theorised that it could be some sleep disorder thats causing me not to enter deep sleep so I'm just taking the equivalent of a nap every night.
Or it could be a symptom of depression.

Thanks!

P.s. I'm a 16 year old male.

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  • Hello there, What you're describing sounds exactly like my 19 year old son . In the last 5 years he had 2 hospitalizations for depression - in the months preceding the last one over a year ago, he first underwent a bizarre personality change: he became socially withdrawn, dropped out of school, mental confusion, racing thoughts, extreme weight loss then catatonia. The shrinks don't know what's wrong. I'm testing him now for hyperthyroid disease-maybe you should too? Good luck & God bless!
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    • January 19, 2014
    • 09:25 PM
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  • You must both consider the infectious disease lyme as a very possible cause for all the symptoms. There are also co-infections of lyme disease that must be tested for as well. Only visit a Dr who is well versed in understanding lyme. Just a thought.
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