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Am I Depressed or What?

I am a 26 year old female. I am successful in my career with just finishing up a master\'s degree and consider myself very smart. My problem is this....I am so unhappy that many days and nights I spend the time just sitting in front of the TV crying for no reason. Things and people that once made me happy and smile do nothing for me anymore. I have constant feelings of not being happy and feeling sad. I am married but no longer feel happy in my marriage that I once loved. My husband and family are concerned for me because this is not me. I was once happy and enjoyed being with people and doing things, now I am just sad and want to spend all my time alone. It is starting to effect me. At first I didn\'t think anything of it but now I am starting to get worried about myself. I can\'t stand these feelings of sadness anymore. Do I need medication or counseling?

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