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Should i see a doctor about possibly anxiety/depression issues? I haven't been feeling like myself lately. I've taken several online depression/anxiety inventories and they've all come back that I have moderate/severe qualities of depression, however i do

Yes: I would see a mental health professional and have an evaluation. Certain medical illnesses, such as hypothyroidism, can mimic depression and should be ruled out. This way you will have been accurately diagnosed and can then decide on the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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My daughter has developed depression. What is it exactly?

My daughter has developed depression. What is it exactly?

Depression: Is a mood disorder involving feelings of depression, loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities, trouble with sleep, appetite and energy and sometimes the development of suicidal ideation. It also interferes with the person's ability to function in school/work and in relationships. The best news is that there is help out there! ...Read more

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Living with Major Depression (Checklist)

Keep close to your family and friends
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See your doctor and counselor. Follow their advice and treatment.
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Start a journal. Write anything – a prayer, feeling, poem, or doodle
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Call your doctor with any self harm or suicidal thoughts.
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How do you define depression?

How do you define depression?

Group of Symptoms: Clinical depression is a collection of symptoms - something we call a syndrome - that includes a persistent and pervasive period of sadness and/or a lack of joy, usually associated with feelings of excessive guilt or apathy, difficulties getting motivated, poor concentration and energy, disrupted sleep, feelings of sluggishness or restlessness, social withdrawal, and/or thoughts of death. ...Read more

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Overcoming Mild Depression (Checklist)

Discuss with your doctor your symptoms and get help
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Ask for a counseling referral. Talk therapy is key.
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Ask if you would benefit from medications
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Exercise daily. If having trouble, start slow with a daily walk.
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Please describe a good way to deal with depression?

Please describe a good way to deal with depression?

Depression : There are many psychological techniques that are effective for coping with depression. There are also effective medications. Consult a mental health professional to explore your options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: major depression?

Persistent sadness: Major depression is a mood disorder where a person is persistently sad or depressed for at least two weeks with changes in sleep, appetite and weight. Change in mood could also present as irritability. Low energy or persistent lethargy is also seen. Hopelessness and disinterest in enjoyable activities is common. Suicidal ideation is a sign of worsening depression and warrants immediate attention. ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs of depression?

What are the tell tale signs of depression?

Classic Signs: The classic signs of depression are: prolonged mood of depression, changes in sleep, decreased interests in enjoyable activities, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, decreased concentration, changes in appetite, decreased initiation of movement and activity, and thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more

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