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Could you give me some advice about depression please?

Could you give me some advice about depression please?

Depression: ...Is a mood state where one may feel several or all of a set of symptoms such as feeling down, having low self-worth, being pessimistic about the future; having difficulty with concentration, problems with sleep, significant weight changes, having suicidal thoughts, having low energy, loss of interest in things, or motivation. Contact a psychologist to discuss this further. ...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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Advice on my depression? How can I get help to treat it?

Advice on my depression? How can I get help to treat it?

See a psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can help you with depression -- both in evaluating possible causes and in treating it. Psychotherapy is an important part of this treatment, whether or not medications are necessary. Some psychiatrists do psychotherapy as well as prescribe medications -- but psychologists can provide psychotherapy without the medications. Be well. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with possible depression please?

Can you give me advice  with possible depression please?

Possible Depression: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Get eval. ...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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Can you give me advice with overcoming depression?

Can you give me advice  with overcoming depression?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Get daily exercise. ...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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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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Need medical advice for severe depression and the inability to cry?

Need medical advice for severe depression and the inability to cry?

If you have severe: Depression i wouldn't ask form medical advice- i would ask for medical care. Encourage comprehensive psychiatric evaluation ; any indicated treatment. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong or tai chi, . ...Read more

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Any advice to deal with depression in your loved ones?

Any advice to  deal with depression in your loved ones?

Spend time together: Depression distorts perception and colors every experience. More than during other times, being loved is an achor and reminder that life is still worth living. By spending time together, the goal is to communicate support without making demand. Important to stay connected to your friends and family yourself. Know that with treatment, depression will pass. It is opportunity to grow closer. ...Read more

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