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Stress or depression

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: August 20, 2021 2:06 PM
Anonymous 19 months

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 ?

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Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 19 months
General Practitioner

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 :

  • Feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tiredness and lack of energy
  • Reduced appetite
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things

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

  • Any mental health issue
  • Qualified mental health professionals
  • Language: English, Malay, Chinese
  • Hotline: 03-27806803

GEM Fellowship

  • Buddhist
  • Provide referral services
  • Counselling
  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Languge: English, Malay
  • Hotline: 011-25289610, 011-59944384


  • Hotline numbers:
    KL: 03-7956 8145 (24 hours)
    Ipoh: 05-547 7933 (4pm to 11pm)
    Penang: 04-281 5161 (3pm to midnight)
  • E-Mail:
  • Website:

We hope that our answer has been helpful. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri Aug 20 2021 14:06:30 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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