A 19-year-old female asked:
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i'm trying to get out of depression by myself.sometimes i faint and there's no medical reason, is that related to depression?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Fainting is not a symptom of depression. However, there are medical conditions that can cause depressive symptoms as well, for instance, problems with one's thyroid. So before you try and treat your own depression, see your doctor or psychiatrist to make sure that is indeed what you are dealing with and not some medical condition that needs medication or treatment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Fainting: It is possible. Epileptic and non epileptic seizures can present with fainting. However, most importantly is to make sure that you have no heart problems, hormonal conditions like thyroid disorder or adrenal insufficiency or any electrolyte problems like those associated to dehydration. Check with your physician for vasovagal. There are effective therapies available for depression as well.
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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