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What is the best way I can help my brother who has severe depressin

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Combo: Combination treatment. Most of my patients attend mood disorder group &/ or individual therapy. Additionally those with moderate to severe symptoms us ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. F: Regular aerobic exercise is as effective for depression as any medication in cases of mild and moderate depression. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 m ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
No single best way: Depression is a real disease that can and should be treated through a multi-faceted approach, taking into account what works best for the individual p ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Two ways: The two primary forms of treatment for major depression are antidepressant medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy). Being depressed or having a l ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: Counseling , medications evaluation, social support system, life style changes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
See psychiatrist: Psychotic depression is very serious, and catatonia can be part of the disease. Depending on how aware the person is, how able s/he is to do self-car ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Popolow
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Help others: Try to achieve a goal no matter how small. Try to get something done no matter how tiny. Try to help somebody no matter who or how. Try to share your ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on its size: In small area one can use cordran and other tape and place it over the spots. It does not cause depression. Discuss this with you physician and ask ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
Get evaluated: Talk therapy or psychotherapy is helpfull in these kind of situations. Please get evaluated further, your psychiatrist will come up with a plan with y ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Suicidal: Self-injurious behaviors with despair call for intervention asap. Your friend needs a therapist who specializes in eating disorders treatment & also t ... Read More

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