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How can I handle depression and anxiety?

How can I handle depression and anxiety?

There is good treatm: There is good treatments available for Anxiety and depression but you need to find a physician or counsellar who deals with emotional ailments. A good psychiatrist would be best as you will likely need long term therapy which will keep you well. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How do I tell if I have depression or anxiety?

How do I tell if I have depression or anxiety?

Start with phys exam: Read more at: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20032977

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How can I tell my that I have really bad depression and anxiety.

Be candid.: Depression sx’s may include *sad/angry/irritable mood, *low energy level, *lack of motivation, * absence of joy, * feeling helpless or hopeless, * feeling guilty, * low self-esteem, problems with memory, concentration or decision making, crying spells, suicidal thoughts, isolation from others, problems with job performance. Etc. Symptoms of anxiety can include uncontrolled worrying, restlessness, ...Read more

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I have really bad depression and anxiety disorde my grades are dropping and I cant find happiness anywhere I even cant go outside! Can I be happy again?

I have really bad depression and anxiety disorde my grades are dropping and I cant find happiness anywhere I even cant go outside! Can I be happy again?

Happiness is: Possible. I imagine that you are already in some form of treatment since you know your diagnoses. Psychiatric medications are often helpful. 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 ...Read more

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Why is depression and anxiety corralated?

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Why is depression and anxiety corralated?

Anxiety: Depression shares several features with anxiety such as energy/sleep/appetite changes, worrying, avoidance, somatic complaints, etc. ...Read more

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Can sex help depression and anxiety?

Can sex help depression and anxiety?

Both 'yes' and 'no': If all goes well, yes. It can really help in both superficial and meaningful ways.
If all goes badly, it can exacerbate problems even tragically.
If it has ups and downs (likely), it can be just like most people's life.
Is this a new part of life or a return for you? Talk therapy/counseling may help you decide. Best! ...Read more

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What to do about depression and anxiety?

Get Help!: Start w a med

eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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No speech due to depression and anxiety?

No speech due to depression and anxiety?

Complicated: What other symptoms? Is the person, taking in fluids? Severe depression can cause slowed thoughts and decreased speech. However, if the person is becoming catatonic
in other words totally dysfunctional this can be very serious. The situation needs evaluated asap. Severe depression if not responding to outpatient care my require hospitalization. Ect is effective and safe despite hollywood bias. ...Read more

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How can I defeat depression and anxiety?

How can I defeat depression and anxiety?

Yes: Yes! anxiety and depression are very treatable conditions. If either of these are effecting your ability to function or causing you distress, seek medical attention from a pcp or psychiatrist. Medications and therapy can be helpful tools in helping you defeat these illnesses. ...Read more

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How is depression and anxiety associated?

How is depression and anxiety associated?

They often: Go hand in hand. Both depression and anxiety are simply symptoms of various illnesses, both physical and emotional. ...Read more

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How can depression and anxiety be treated?

How can depression and anxiety be treated?

Meds & therapy: See a psychiatrist 4 an evaluation--treatment typically involves meds and/or therapy. ...Read more

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Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Natural drugs: Herbs can be of use in depression and anxiety however like any substance carry both risk and benefit.

St. Johns wort is the most commonly used herbal treatment for depression. It works similar to the ssri medications and therefore carries some of the same risks.

Valerian and other herbs have been used successfully for anxiety but also carry some side effects. Talk w your doc! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression and anxiety?

How do I know if I have depression and anxiety?

Anxiety or depressio: First a professional evaluation is a must because both conditions can not only coexist but it is a chicken or egg question. Did depression come first and lead to anxiety or vice versa. Also some condition like bipolar 2 disorders have both anxiety and depression. The treatment is different depending what predominates. Anxiety gives a person a very contant sense of fear and depression with pessism. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have depression or anxiety?

Is it possible that I have depression or anxiety?

You may have 1 or: Both. Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist or a psychiatrist to evaluate your condition, as well as to consider medication. You should not have to suffer with depression and anxiety. A therapist can help you start figuring out what is bothering you and start finding ways to cope better with the challenges in life. ...Read more

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Does breastfiding help for depression and anxiety?

Does breastfiding help for depression and anxiety?

No: But it may help you feel closer to your baby. Please talk to your doctor about medications that are safe during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

Multifactorial: Causes of depression and anxiety can be multifactorial such as : having a positive family history, brain chemistry changes, medical illnesses (i.E thyroid disease), side effects from medications, major life stressors, substance use/abuse and history of abuse/trauma. ...Read more

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Society's view on teenagers with depression and anxiety?

Teens and depression: Please clarify what you mean by this question. Am unclear. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more