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What are the differences between depression and PTSD

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Mood vs trauma: Depression and anxiety are both mood disorders. PTSD is a disorder that occurs after severe life-threatening trauma. Anxiety and depression can and mo... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Therapy & meds: Medications can only treat symptoms and are not curative in ptsd. The most effective treatment is with an experienced therapist who specializes in th... Read More
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Ur Personal Quest: Apart from communicating ur feelings w/ur doctor(s)/psychologist & staying in treatment, i wonder about viewing this time as an opportunity 2 ask urse... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Difficult journey: Good for you in getting treatment! yet i'm unclear about what that has included beyond medications. Talk therapy? Emdr? Therapy is essential, and emd... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
First see primary Dr: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
PTSD vs Depression: Ptsd is a mental condition that's caused by a scary event. Common symptoms are flashbacks, nightmares and anxiety. There is a criteria by diagno... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Ptsd: Pills may not be enough to help. You may need to undergo psychotherapy. Discuss the problrm with your pcp. He may refer you to a psychiatrist.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Stopping treatment?: It's great that you're feeling better from your depression and PTSD! You mention taking multiple meds and participating in counseling. Are you feeling... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
PTSD, anx & depress: Medication MAY play a role in helping you w/your symptoms but you raise the probability of getting better a great deal if you get some individual ther... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If your symptoms are: severe - at least consider being seen for psychotropic medications. I will start w a deep breathing exercise that you can do if you are becoming anxio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Specific medication: If your doctor is not aware there's a specific medication called PRAZOSIN. It's very effective in treating nightmares, especially useful in cases of P... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not uncommon: Depression may lead to a drop in motivation, energy level & self- confidence. Anxiety may lead one to question their work or decisions and make focu... Read More

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