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I Always Like Secluding Myself Does This Mean That I Am Depressed
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
I like keeping a diary. I never realized, but i'm so angry in my posts. Does this mean that I am depressed?
Not necessarily: Keeping a diary, even one with angry posts, is a great way to express your feelings in a healthy, controlled manner. It can be a cathartic experience and, as you said, you enjoy doing it. If you lose interest in something you enjoy (like writing), notice a change in your eating or sleeping habits, or have feelings of worthlessness, then consider talking to your doctor about possible depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: This may indicate some social phobia that is probably not related to depression. Signs of depression include depressed mood, change in sleep pattern, loss of interest in activities, feelings of guilt/hopelessness, decreased energy, decreased concentration, change in appetite, slowed actions/thoughts, and/or feelings of self-harm, and the symptoms must be present for 2+ weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always purple but i really don't think I have an eating disorder. Is this normal or what can I do?
Why is it that I have anxietylparanoia constly about everything even when I am not scared or nervous?
Emdr : You might need therapy or EMDR to alleviate the cause of your fears. Even talking a little can help alot. Seeing a counselor to find out why you are so upset and what can be done about it is helpful. EMDR targets trauma related to but not limited to , car accidents, rape, war issues, child abuse, repeated bad treatment by others, and alleviates depression and fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a employee. I hate being all alone. Don't know what makes me cry whenever I am alone. I could not work. Why is it so? What do I do?
This sounds like de: depression. Please go to talk to to a psychiatrist or psychologist and find out what your pattern of symptoms is and the best treatment plan for you in order to feel better and happier now. There is no reason to suffer or be embarrassed its very common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like I am always sexually aroused. I find a girl and think of sexual things about her, I do this often is this normal? I am engaged.
People vary: People vary in their sex drive, and being engaged doesn't necessarily mean you'll never notice another female. It's your behavior that's important. If your sexual interest leads you to neglect or betray your fiancé (ie, behave badly), consider seeking counseling or therapy. Otherwise, enjoy what is going on in the privacy of your own head. ...Read more
Im not bipolar. I noticed if Im in a relationship with a guy I really like I feel like I get bipolar symptoms but doesn't really happen when im lonely?
Not sure I follow?: Perhaps if you described the specific behaviors rather than referring to them as "bipolar symptoms" we could better answer this question. Notice you take ativan and have panic attacks and that you are also on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Could any of your symptoms be related to anxiety? Try clarifying and re-ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am I always sad or angry or irritated? I feel like I'm tired of everyone and everything around me. I just want to be alone. Could I be depressed?
Expert Help, Action: Do seek "live" expert help. Start w/pcp to assess ur symptoms & rule out physical causes 4 them. Depression leaves us feeling like we have no gas in our tank. Everything can feel like too much work. U may feel cranky w/everyone. The future can seem bleak, joyless. It's important 2 understand what's underlying ur symptoms so U can get effective help. "Action is the antidote 2 despair" - Joan Baez ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having trouble sleeping and when i wake up i feel as though I have no motivation what so ever. Is there anything i can do mentally about it?
Everytime i think of good memories, it makes me sick and depressed. I don't know why, but it's bad. Could this be a disorder?
Depression: Depression can be very debilitating mentally and physically. In general, remembering good memories and positive thoughts can boost energy, self-esteem, and restore hope in the future. See your psychiatrist to help you battle the depression with cognitive therapy in addition to medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't get what mania is. I concider it happy.. Am i right? I'm always pretty mildishhhh! not happy but not soooo sad. I just have moments
Mania: Mania certainly can feel happy.....even euphoric and incredibly energizing. Those with bipolar disorder often go off their meds because they feel so great. Why take meds when you feel like you're on top of the universe? The problem is, mania can lead to some very bad, impulsive decisions, and in extreme cases, psychotic episodes. This is why those with bipolar disorder need to stay on their meds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Everytime I sleep I always have a nightmare. Some are so bad I wake up thinking its real and freak out? What does this mean?
Why do I have like mood swings when im in a relationship with a guy but when I don't have a bf when im lonely my moods aren't that bad. Why is that?
Ever listen to us?: Minor HAHA there to get us rolling. Seriously, even if we're alone (i.e. not in a relationship) sometimes it's easier to be around OURSELVES than around others. That being said, it seems you WANT to be around men but then, for some reason your mood swings sabotage the relationship. Seeing a good psych doctor will help discover where the glitch lies so you can make necessary adjustments. Good luck. ...Read more
What does it mean when I am always overwhelmed with what I have to study for school? I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia but school is difficult
I don't think I feel emotions anymore. The way I react to a situation is based on what I think I should feel. I also feel like I never think anymore.
I have bipolar ii. Am depressed and my dr. Says I am "flat". Didnt think to ask what she meant by that. What could it mean when someone is "flat"?
Low emotional rxn: Bipolar disorder often entails emotions that are unstable. A person may be over-reactive to circumstances or people. Medications and therapy can help manage that. However, the medications can also decrease emotional responsiveness. A person with flat affect has no or nearly no emotional expression. He or she may not react at all to circumstances that usually evoke strong emotions in others. ...Read more
I hate that I am so obsessed with my weight and always feel fat. I'm not overweight, but I cant help seeing that I am. Eating disorder? What can I do?
I am noticing that i am forgetting what i want to say mid sentence and end up inventing. This is making me socially anxious even if im not really
I am 31 weeks pregnant. I am 2 CM dilated and i feel like I have to pee really bad but nothing comes out. What does that mean?
Could be the baby: It could be the baby's position it could be a urinary infection should get it checkedcould be the baby. ...Read more
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