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Please tell me, could endometriosis be linked with depression?

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Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
Sure can : Endo often impacts mood bc of chronic pain, pain w/sex, heavy bleeding, infertility, etc. Endo can also make people feel isolated. It can get in the way of work and relationships. Many women r also reluctant to talk about it. Support is key. I believe there are other conditions linked to endo, like hypothyriodism, another condition that impacts mood. A medical doc can confirm and provide treatment.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: For two reasons pain and hormones, endometriosis can lead to depression. It may require antidepressant medication which might be more effective for the pain than pain meds. Pain meds make people depressed and devoid of drive and emotion.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could endometriosis be linked with depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Yes, endometriosis can lead to depression, especially since it involves chronic pain. http://tinyurl.com/mc8fuhk some medications used to treat endometriosis, such as lupron, (leuprolide) may also be associated with depression in some women.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what should I do about depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Many things: On your own, you can make sure to eat healthy, non-processed foods. You can get consistent sleep and exercise. Studies show that exercise is as effective at relieving depression as antidepressants. You can connect with friends and family. Spend time in nature, ; projects that fulfill you. See your doctor to rule out other illnesses that present as depression; psychiatrist can help you too.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how to recover from depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A good place to : Start is by seeing your physician. Your doctor can not only assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of your depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time with.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat as healthfully as possible. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Highly recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. Don't just read it - DO IT!
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what to do for girlfriend with depression ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Encourage treatment: You could encourage your girlfriend to see her doctor about her depressive symptoms, so these can be investigated. Some other medical illnesses may present as depression, and if present will make it difficult to treat. Consulting with a psychiatrist will also be of help, so that the most effective treatment can be provided. For best results, bot psychotherapy and medications would be part of thi.

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