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46-year-old jobless PMET suffering from depression and feeling anxious




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The following is republished from Transitioning.org, a support site for the unemployed and underemployed.

I’m 46 and a degree holder, but I’m finding it difficult to find a job given that I don’t have the relevant skills and experience in many of the job offerings.

I am also suffering from anxiety, panic, and depression and thinking of whether I should see a psychiatrist or not.

My doctor suggested that I get help from family and friends, and he gave me a referral letter to the hospital for depression treatment. But I don’t even know what is the right thing to do now. Going to hospital won’t solve my problem of unemployment, and I’m afraid of the side effects of the antidepressant drugs.

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Is there any website to learn how to cope with depression without medication? I read about psychotherapy and CBT but almost all the websites explained them in general terms as in talk therapy. But I want to use it to help myself.

Going to hospital will be expensive for my current financial situation. But not seeking help is also not right.

And I need a job too. All these thoughts is killing me.

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