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Depression: Depression & Related Conditions

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Too Much Sorrow

How can I have more control over my sorrowful reaction to events whether small or large? I have such an overwhelming feeling of sorrow and grief either over a person who becomes angry at me, or losing all family relationships because of turning in family members for acts of child abuse, or losing a loved one to death. In other words, I do not know how to control my emotions and go to the depths of sorrow whether the event is small, medium or large. To me, they are all extra large. I am on an antidepressant, and I don't feel depressed. It works well. This seems to be something I need to obtain instruction for.

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