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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Generally not: The emotion of sadness can certainly come on suddenly, in response to loss or hurt of some kind. The illness of depression is very different. Depress ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Sort of: Depression does not stay at the same level forever. It tends to go in cycles. However it helps to speak with a therapist to help overcome depression.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Gadh
17 years experience in Psychiatry
Begin today.: Unless the severity has reached a point where you are considering suicide, start with conservative treatments like talk therapy, spirituality and vigo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Multiple causes: Depression has complex & multiple causes. Some include: genetic linkages, in that it's more common in some families than others, along with alcoholis ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not directly: Depression is not a contagious illness like infections are. However, being around a depressed person can feel depleting and frustrating at times. If y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours o ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Here's some ideas: If you are depressed try this. Write down your 5 best qualities. Nice, smart etc. Then look at your daily life and whether you are able to act in a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Proceed With Caution: St john's wort is a plant that contains some of the active ingredients found in ssri medications such as prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Get help: This cycling of depression can be difficult to deal with. Have you considered a combination of medication and talk therapy?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Many impairments: Depression can complicate & impair your life in many ways. It can be hard to work, care for your kids, or be a good spouse or friend. It's hard to e ... Read More

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