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Am I going to be depressed for the rest of my life?

Am I going to be depressed for the rest of my life?

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 2understand what's underlying ur symptoms so u can get effective help. "action is the antidote 2 despair" -joan baez. ...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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If I am depressed now does that mean i will have to be medicated for the rest of my life? Is there something wrong with me? Will it get better?

If I am depressed now does that mean i will have to be medicated for the rest of my life? Is there something wrong with me? Will it get better?

Depession lifelong?: If depression if treated to remission, be totally normal in all aspects of life, medication(s) can be gradually tapered off. If depression recurs, resume treatment for longer duration (twice as long) before tapering off. If depression recurs again then treatment needs be for life. What matter is if you are normal with meds, then no reason to not take meds to insure a secure and happy life. ...Read more

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Can i get through depression and anxiety without taking medicine for the rest of my life?

Possible: Everyone deals with stress and depression differently. There are some excellent therapists and counselors, and with a good family/friend support system, you could possibly deal with anxiety and depression without meds. Discuss with your dr., and depending on your sepcific circumstances, thismay be an option for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The man I love and want to spend the rest of my life with sends me into depression with his selfish attitude. Is there a way to help myself without having to leave him?

The man I love and want to spend the rest of my life with sends me into depression with his selfish attitude. Is there a way to help myself without having to leave him?

See a therapist: It would be very important for you to work with a therapist directly about this. You seem to recognize how your partner's behavior affects you -- have you discussed this with him? Could he hear you, and has this resulted in any change? You may become a lot healthier as a result of psychotherapy, and care better for yourself. Such changes inspire some -- not all -- partners to want to grow also. ...Read more

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How come I feel depressed on Monday, first day of work? Rest of the days I am ok. Thank you.

How come I feel depressed on Monday, first day of work? Rest of the days I am ok. Thank you.

Anxiety: Do you have anticipatory anxiety about the events of the week to come, which leads to dread and a sense of depression until you have gained some momentum throughout the course of every Monday ? ...Read more

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I cry almost every morning after my partner goes to work. I dont feel depressed the rest of the day, only those specific 10 minutes in the morning!

I cry almost every morning after my partner goes to work. I dont feel depressed the rest of the day, only those specific 10 minutes in the morning!

Glad to hear its: only 10 minutes a day. Do you have other friends or social support in your life? That's important for both physical and mental health. Too much dependence on anyone, even a partner, may lead to problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've been depressed and exhausted the rest if the day after ejaculating. Why is that?

I've been depressed and exhausted the rest if the day after ejaculating. Why is that?

Your depression: and exhaustion is likely a psychological response to life. Please see your doc to check for physical conditions such as hormone imbalance and then a mental health professional. Peace and good health. May be andropause, the male version of menopause. ...Read more

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Sometimes I go for weeks only sleeping 1-6 hours a night but I feel well rested. I am bipolar but I don't feel manic or depressed. Is that normal?

Sometimes I go for weeks only sleeping 1-6 hours a night but I feel well rested. I am bipolar but I don't feel manic or depressed. Is that normal?

Manic: Supposedly, it proves the point that manic shows in the behavior (barely sleeping) and is not felt as a problem ("I don't feel manic"). So, it may be normal for a bipolar person to experience what you do. Have you told your therapist? Have one if you don't. GPs are not as trained in these matters. Therapy optimizes medications in ALL research done. Best! ...Read more

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My heart rate resting right now is 67 and i haven't took my remeron (mirtazapine) 45 mg yet fit sleep and depression should I worry about it going to low?

My heart rate resting right now is 67 and i haven't took my remeron (mirtazapine) 45 mg yet fit sleep and depression should I worry about it going to low?

It's ok: Your pulse of 67 is right in the normal range and sounds good and healthy. Remeron (mirtazapine) doesn't typically cause slowing of the pulse. It has been seen in people over the age of 60 who just recently started the med. At a rate of 67, you should be ok. Sweet dreams! ...Read more

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Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.

Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.

Prolonged bed rest: gives you lots of time to think and perhaps over-think you situation. Please do what your doc asks and consider using a book based on cognitive therapy called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. It can help w.this and beyond. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

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