Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
I am girl and I am 18 years old . actually I have some depression about my studies , my friend and also my family . I have take some medication to calm down myself so it is okay if I take a medicine if I am in depression condition ?
Thank you for reaching out to us.
Based on your explanation, seems like you are having trouble with your mental health. Mental health is a sensitive topic but it is an important one. It shouldn’t be taken lightly because it can bring harm and reduce the quality of life. Signs of depression include :
If you have any of these symptoms, it is best to talk to a doctor before self-medicating to treat your condition. There can be underlying medical conditions that could also contribute to your problem. We encourage you to speak to a psychiatrist or a therapist to help you resolve this issue.
You can contact one of these hotlines :
Malaysian Mental Health Association
We hope that our answer has been helpful. Thank you.