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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do i deal with feelings of sadness and of loneliness during the day?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: We all might feel sad and lonely.Are these new feelings? Why are you feeling sad and lonely only during the day? What's happening? What's happening when you don't feel sad and lonely? If you're not employed, keep yourself occupied, hobbies? Volunteer maybe? Or part-time employment? If you're at work and that's happening, then re-evaluate your job.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to handle feelings of sadness and loneliness during the day?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Sadness & loneliness: Are signs that something needs to change. Seek psychological/psychiatric evaluation & counseling to guide your change of daily habits, self-concept, relationships, etc. Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible. Develop positive self-regard, attitudes, and outlook. Allow yourself to enjoy life & fill your life with enjoyable people & activities. Enjoy the challenge!

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Last updated Mar 28, 2015

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