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I'm tired of being depressed and feeling anxious and panicky. Any advice?

I'm tired of being depressed and feeling anxious and panicky. Any advice?

See below: Have you seen your primary care doctor to rule out any medical issues that might be causing your sx? For depression and anxiety: practice relaxation, mediation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious/depressed: what happened; thoughts you had; what helped;where did it feel in your body; establish small achievable goals. Good luck! ...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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Could having paranoia, depression, anxiety and OCD make you psychotic?

Could having paranoia, depression, anxiety and OCD make you psychotic?

Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , paranoid behavior and feeling depressed. What medications could help?

I am experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , paranoid behavior and feeling depressed. What medications could help?

Anxious & Depressed: Medication is not the only way to treat your symptoms. Please see a clinical psychologist to learn strategies to deal w/your situation. Cognitive therapy (working w/your "self-talk" is one such way. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I feel stressed, angry and anxious all the time. Social anxiety is getting worse.

I feel stressed, angry and anxious all the time. Social anxiety is getting worse.

Anxiety: To get started consider talking to a primary care provider or seek a consult from a psychiatrist or psychologist, including those on HealthTap. It is also important to try and contributing factors. There are formal treatment options available. If more interested in self-based efforts consider finding activities that you typically enjoy, and those that ease stress, anger, and anxiety. ...Read more

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I am experiencing restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and irritability. What should I do?

I am experiencing  restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered)  and irritability. What should I do?

Anxiety/depression: You have all the classic symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This is very common, and it is very important you see your doctor as soon as possible. Getting help to treat your issues can be very beneficial, including therapy, counseling, and possible medications. The simple fact that you are discussing your feelings now is a first step, so make the call to see the Doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.

I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.

Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and depression become worse when you are tired?

Could anxiety and depression become worse when you are tired?

Sure - your : Symptoms may worsen when tired. Even more if you are exhausted or have long term sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

STRANGE: If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you feel tired and cold and give you anxiety and insomnia?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you feel tired and cold and give you anxiety and insomnia?

Yes: Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. There are alternative treatments available for you. ...Read more

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My symptoms are paranoia, mood swings stress, and anxiety. What do I do?

My symptoms are paranoia, mood swings stress, and anxiety. What do I do?

Paranoia: Paranoia, mood swings and anxiety could have several causes. I would suggest to anyone with those symptoms that they first go to their primary care physician to rule out any physical reasons for those feelings. If there are no physical causes, then it would be wise ask a primary care physician for recommendations for local therapists and/or psychiatrists. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness)  and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

See doctor: Depression is a common illness. It is due to chemical imbalance in the brain and is not a moral failing. There are effective treatments and you should see a doctor for an evaluation and prescription. Do not let the depression keep you from seeing a doctor. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can depression anxiety stress and panic attacksmake people feel?

How can  depression anxiety stress and panic attacksmake people feel?

There is some: Overlap between these four but they are different a well. Panic attacks make you feel like your heart is racing and you can't breath. When severe you feel like you might die from suffocation. ...Read more

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Having panic attacks and depression need help?

Having panic attacks and depression need help?

See an MD: Depression and panic attacks have good treatment options not available over the counter ...Read more

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Can rain make you feel anxious and depressed?

Can rain make you feel anxious and depressed?

Mood disorder: Many people suffer from poor moods brought about by the change of the seasons, seasonal affective disorder. I also believe a gray rainy climate can contribute to or cause depression. See a mental care expert for more info. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) and panic attack. The following also describe me: Irritability, Feeling dep...

I am experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress)  and panic attack. The following also describe me: Irritability, Feeling dep...

Panic can manifest: In many ways and magnify small symptoms into big ones. Please have your doc examine you to rule out underlying medical conditions and then see a mental health professional who specializes in panic attacks. They are very treatable. Qigong, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation are also useful tools to empower you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is feeling cold and shivery symptoms of panic and anxiety?

YES: If you have anxiety , yes. Hot flashes as well as chills are physical manifestations of anxiety. Other symptoms include dry mouth, shortness of breath, tingling, blurring of vision, chest tightness, cramps, diarrhea... You don't have to have all of them, can have any combination of the physical symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous ?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous 
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Depression: If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, go to the Emergency Department. Otherwise, talk to trusted friends and family if helpful, write in a journal, exercise as tolerated, and see your PCP for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more