A 29-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing feeling depressed (associated with: feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) (not associated with: feelings of despair), sleep deprivation, sadness, lack of pleasure, hopelessness, decreased energy level, difficulty concentrating, e
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depression: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing
70 viewsAnswered Jun 09, 2020
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
DEPRESSION: You are describing depressive symptoms. First have a physical exam to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions. Research indicates with psychotherapy you can change & find better coping mechanisms. If there is a biological reason you are depressed please see a Psychiatrist for medication.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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