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Basement Apartment Exposure Sunlight Develop Clinical Depression
Is it common to live in a basement apartment with very low exposure to sunlight and then develop clinical depression?
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
Psych Evaluation: Clinical depression aka major depressive disorder can only be diagnosed after the patient undergoes an evaluation performed by a licensed healthcare professional. This person could be your primary care physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. If the individual meets certain criteria the diagnosis is made. ...Read more
Evaluation: First medical causes of depression should be ruled out (i.E hypothyroidism) followed by an evaluation by a psychiatrist. Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, and irritabiliy which adversely affect one's ability to function. ...Read more
GET SUPPORT: If s/he is at risk of self harm or harm to others or cannot take care of him/herself because of the depression, call 911 or get the family member to an er. Also, you can find a psychiatrist near you via healthtap. Offer to go to a followup appointment for depression treatment with him/her. Get support for yourself! Get a therapist for yourself! (nami. Org). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imperfect terms: Both are imperfect terms, but to me "clinical depression' implies that a person meets diagnostic criteria of a depressive mood episode, while 'reactive depression' implies a clinician's opinion that a person's depression might be the result of external stress. Officially, psychiatry does not make this distinction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the u.S., how many people have clinical depression to the point of being on meds most of the year?
With proper treatment like psychotherapy, anti-depressant medications, cultivating positive relationships, reducing stress, learning to confront one's negative thinking,
it takes hard work to overcome a serious depression but with the help of trusted psychologist and/or psychiatrist and perseverance it can be done! ...Read more
All of them if: Treated early.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The official name is "major depressive disorder", but many people say "clinical depression" as a sort of shorthand for that. This is depression > 2 wks, severe enough to interfere with everyday life, and accompanied by changes in sleep, energy, appetite, ability to experience pleasure, suicidal ideas, and so forth. Many depressed moods are not severe enough to count as "clinical". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise: Exercise is the best medicine for depression. Run to the pharmacy and don't buy anything every day. Eat a healthy diet and maybe take some fish oil caps. Eat a nice piece of dark chocolate while reading an inspirational book. None of the other otc suppliments have been shown better than placebo and some are dangerous. If your depression is severe enough to impact your life get real treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few specifics: Clinical depression is a term that can encompass a number of so-called depressive disorders found in the dsm-iv-tr. They typically involve symptoms like depressed mood, loss of interest, sleep changes, sadness, feelings of worthlessness, and others. Dysthymic disorder is a more specific depressive disorder involving low-grade depression more days than not for 2 years in adults, 1 year in children. ...Read more