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I've tried several methods to stop cutting&seen therapist, but when I get overwhelmed by my depression/anxiety I always need to self harm. Any advice?

I've tried several methods to stop cutting&seen therapist, but when I get overwhelmed by my depression/anxiety I always need to self harm. Any advice?

Reevaluate problems : I'd find a psychiatrist who works with patients who cut & take another look at your problems. Naloxone blocks the pleasure response to cutting & there are many medicines for anxiety & depression that might help as well. ...Read more

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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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I would like advice about anxiety/depression?

I would like advice about anxiety/depression?

Can you be more: Specific? What are you anxious about? Are there things that have happened lately to lead to anxiety or depression. Have you tried psychotherapy or medication? ...Read more

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I feel like depression and anxiety are ruining my life, need some advice?

I feel like depression and anxiety are ruining my life, need some advice?

Anxiety ; depression: Sorry you are feeling badly. The good news is that effective treatments are available. You can start by seeing your family doctor for a general health exam, since certain medical conditions can seem like depression. Psychiatrists and psychologists are able to provide definitive treatment. Psychotherapy can certainly help, and medications may also be of use. ...Read more

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Why is depression and anxiety such a common thing now? I need some advice.

Great question..: I cannot say it is more common but it is better recognized and spoken about than in previous generations. The real reason is probably there is less cultural stigma and more effective assessments and treatments available. There is certainly more stress in daily life with concerns that effect people in various emotional ways. Overall mental and physical health are key components to a healthier life. ...Read more

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My ex has depression & anxiety & says he can't be with me because of it. He also constantly needs time away from me & distances himself. Any advice?

My ex has depression & anxiety & says he can't be with me because of it. He also constantly needs time away from me & distances himself. Any advice?

I would respect his: space. Since he is already an 'ex' that means that a breakup does not need to occur for more interpersonal distance to occur. It sounds like he is aware of what he needs and is trying to communicate that to you. Take care. ...Read more

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Please give me some advice with school depression/anxiety?

Please give me some advice with school depression/anxiety?

Relaxation technique: You could try some relaxation techniques at times, like progressive muscle relaxation or deep breathing. There is also guided imagery and relaxing music that many utilize to decompress from intense work and worry. You may benefit from talking it over with friends or maybe even a counselor. If these do not work then you should consider seeing a psychiatrist. Always remember you can get better! ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

Can you give me advice  with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

I am not sure what : You have done to date to work on your depression and social anxiety. If you haven't had a comprehensive psychiatric/psychological evaluation - that can be an important first step. Once your conditions are well defined- a treatment plan will follow. This will allow you to look at your options. Cognitive behavioral disorder can often be helpful for both of those conditions. Take care. ...Read more

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I think I have mild to severe depression and I have anxiety. I have trouble getting help...I can't stick through it. Any advice?? I need help.

I think I have mild to severe depression and I have anxiety. I have trouble getting help...I can't stick through it. Any advice?? I need help.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I suffer from depression and anxiety, last time i tried medication, i attempted suicide. I want help but I am to scared to keep searching. Any advice?

I suffer from depression and anxiety, last time i tried medication, i attempted suicide. I want help but I am to scared to keep searching. Any advice?

You must find a way: If you attempted suicide while on medication, the medication may not have been the right one for you. A small % of people become more depressed on some medications. Consult with a psychiatrist and tell them what happened and which medication you were on. Also the combination of psychotherapy and medication has been found to be the most beneficial for depression. Don't give up get help. ...Read more

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Pregnant-- can you give me advice (depression/anxiety)?

Pregnant-- can you give me advice (depression/anxiety)?

Tell your Ob: Doctor about your depression and all your symptoms (sleep, appetite and energy disturbances). Depression also can negatively effect the baby! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more