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I dream when I am awake, feeling hopeless and unhappy

Asked by Female, 27, In relationship
I am suffering from depression. I feel unhappy and hopeless. I have dreams when I am awake.
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Komal
Counseling Psychologist

Hi Writer, thank you for writing in. It takes great courage to reach out for help.

It seems that you are facing difficulty in managing yourself with issues of depression. You feel hopeless and unhappy for most part of the day and that is also affecting your sleep. You also seem to be able to see dreams while you are awake. Could you elaborate on what you mean by that?

I understand that it must be a difficult position for you to be in, struggling to manage each day in such a condition on your own.

Firstly, I would appreciate the courage in you for being able to manage so far. I am sure this must not have been easy for you.
Could you tell me a little bit about yourself as an individual? What do you do, what does your typical day look like? Who do you live with? Your family background?
Since when have you been in depression? Have you gotten yourself diagnosed by a clinical professional?
What led to your depression? What other aspects of your life are being affected by this? What made you seek counselling now?
I wonder how have you been managing so far? What has helped you till now?
Answering these questions will help me understand your situation better and enable me to guide you accordingly.

Secondly, how would you like me to help you with your situation? What is it that you are hoping to seek through this counselling process?

Please respond back to continue our discussion. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Warm regards.

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