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Do i have anxiety or depression?

Do i have anxiety or depression?

Not enough info to: answer your question. Major Depression is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or > ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 know if I have anxiety or depression?

Psychiatric Eval.: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.**anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep. ...Read more

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Can you over come anxiety or depression yourself?

Can you over come anxiety or depression yourself?

Sometimes: If not particularly severe, that is possible. Recommend getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Physical activity is very important for depression. Avoid using alcohol or mood altering drugs to numb symptoms. Encourage you to read the 'feeling good book' by david burns. Look into options such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxion & acupuncture. ...Read more

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Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Generally no: Antihistamines generally do not cause anxiety or depression. Some of the older antihistamines are often used for anxiety. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anxiety or depression disorder?

How to know if I have an anxiety or depression disorder?

Seek psychiatric : Evaluation. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or >. ...Read more

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What can be worse for you physically; anxiety or depression?

Maybe depression: They both are not good although depression theoretically could lead to suicide if severe. However there is some literature that contends that the presence of anxiety in any psychiatric presentation increases the risk of suicide considerably and so it should be considered as well. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Does dingulair cause anxiety or depression when taken for 2 months?

Singulair (montelukast) can cause: neuropsychiatric events, including anxiety & depression.The FDA requested that prescribing information include a precaution that post- marketing cases of agitation, aggression, anxiety, dream abnormalities, hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, & suicidal thinking & behavior have been reported. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know if my developing anxiety or depression?

Depression sx can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts about death or suicide. Symptoms of anxiety can include >>. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

There are 33 Sx's of: anxiety and 9 of depression. In major depression, three-quarters of the time, anxiety is present, too, so there is some overlap. Here's a lay reference for depression Sx's: http://health.alot.com/conditions/depression-symptoms--367 Here's a source to diagnose your own anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html Use a psychologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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Why does people smoke more than usual when they have anxiety or depression?

Why does people smoke more than usual when they have anxiety or depression?

Tobacco : People who are tobacco smokers tend to increase their smoking when they feel anxious or depressed as tobacco like any other recreational drug stimulates the Dopamine reward pathway, therefore the release of Dopamine gives the immediate satisfaction and relief the anxious or depressed smoker is looking for. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety or depression?

What are the symptoms of anxiety or depression?

Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety is a feeling of dread or unease that's also accompanied by physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, sweating, rapid breathing, dry mouth, muscle tension, nausea, dizziness, etc. It can range from vague worry to intense panic. Depression brings a sad mood, loss of interest in normal activities, plus changes in appetite, sleep, and energy. Depression and anxiety frequently fall together. ...Read more

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Have you experienced anxiety or depression from taking chantix?

Have you experienced anxiety or depression from taking chantix?

Yes: I have seen particularly depression and suicidal ideation with the medication. Some individuals had no prior history of depression before trying the medication. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor as these are possible side effects of chantix. ...Read more

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Could bilirubin increase be related with anxiety or depression?

Could bilirubin increase be related with anxiety or depression?

Not directly, BUT: Elevated bilirubin can point to liver, biliary, or pancreatic disease. Research shows a higher incidence of depression in liver disease (hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis, etc). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21397104 also a link between pancreatic cancer and depression has been known for more than 70 years. Elevated bilirubin isn't a direct link to depression, but to other illnesses which may be. ...Read more

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Can doctors from this website help me to find out if I have anxiety or depression?

Anxiety, Depression: Your Health is Precious!. Anxiety symptoms •Worrying •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Heart beating fast •Shallow or rapid breathingHeartburn •Shakiness Depression symptoms •Marked sadness •Loss of weight •Poor sleep •Low energy •Guilt •Worthlessness •Hopelessness, Suicidal ideations Seeing a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and Therapy will help. ...Read more

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How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?

How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?

Nice question: Often can get by oneself or even professionals. There are DEFINITIONS that I could recite to you but I think a more practical way to help you is to ask, "How are you performing at home with family, friends, neighbors, etc?" And next, "how about work? Are you still hitting the mark according to your boss, coworkers, clients?" If you are compromised or feel compromised in either situation seek help ...Read more

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I need advice on what's your experience with prescribing patients with bupropion for anxiety or depression?

I need advice on what's your experience with prescribing patients with bupropion for anxiety or depression?

Bupropion: In my experience, bupropion is a fine antidepressant -- but does little to nothing for symptoms of anxiety. It does not cause the sexual side effects that ssri antidepressants often do. What specific advice or information are you seeking? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could overcome social anxiety or depression?

Can you tell me how I could overcome social anxiety or depression?

See a therapist.: Social anxiety and depression are difficult to deal with on your own and they greatly affect the quality of life. Therapist are trained to help you identify the source or sources of anxiety and depression and to help you developing effective coping skills. ...Read more

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I get terrible nights sweats. Could this be linked to my anxiety or depression?

I get terrible nights sweats. Could this be linked to my anxiety or depression?

Night sweats: are more likely from a physical cause, especially if you are not having nightmares. Please see your doctor who can assess the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Oregano Antibodies (Definition)

Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more