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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have depression and anxiety lost all hope?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't Lose Hope!: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services ; they can provide transport. When a person is depressed they often feel despair ; come to believe that things can't get better. But there is hope. Allow others to provide you w support ; to help you see the >.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
other options that are out there. Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of
Dec 18, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation.
Dec 18, 2013
Last updated May 31, 2015

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