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Is my mom bi-polar, depressed but happy when I am home, or does she have something else?

Is my mom bi-polar, depressed but happy when I am home, or does she have something else?

Lonely or Ill?: Bipolar or depressive disorders can be diagnosed and treated by a mental health specialist. Treating any mental disorder and working to increase satisfaction in life is helpful to anyone. A person who is depressed and then happy when with a loved one might be lonely or not engaged enough in life. Some people benefit from reading a self-help book on positive psychology. ...Read more

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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I'm suffering from depression and feel that my meds aren't helping. My mom, almost 80 is looking after my 2 children. I''m s ared. No onein canada ?

I'm suffering from depression and feel that my meds aren't helping.  My mom, almost 80 is looking after my 2 children.  I''m s ared.  No onein canada ?

Treatment.: This can be frightening. You may need a combination of medications and talking therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very beneficial. Please let the prescribing physician know the extent of your depression - so that your medications can be optomized. There is hope. ...Read more

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I feeling depressed again, but it feels like I can't tell my mom. What can I do?

I feeling depressed again, but it feels like I can't tell my mom. What can I do?

Tell another adult: It is important to share concerns with an adult you can trust. A teacher, school nurse or minister/pastor /rabbi are also good choice people. Perhaps, your dad, a grandparent or aunt/uncle. One of the most important things to know about sad or anxious feelings is to share them with someone else. ...Read more

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I feel like my mom always starts dumb arguments with me and then she blames me for the argument. Makes me feel frustrated and depressed. Advice?

I feel like my mom always starts dumb arguments with me and then she blames me for the argument. Makes me feel frustrated and depressed. Advice?

Therapy: Therapy would be a good start. Find a professional with whom you're comfortable so you can figure out why you're depressed and not getting along with your mom. Ask your mom, doctor or any trusted adult to help you find a therapist or low fee clinic if that's better for you. Support and guidance will make a difference. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I help my mom with her depression?

How can I help my mom with her depression?

Seek treatment: Most people with depression can be helped with medication (ant-depressants). Some are also helped by counseling/ psychtherapy. Family support is also important, and you can provide that. Guide your mom to her doctor or someone else who will evaluate, treat and follow her. ...Read more

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How to convince my mom I'm actually depressed?

How to convince my mom I'm actually depressed?

Medical Evaluation: is the best way to determine if you have clinical depression. Tell your mother about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep & appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your mother know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can help my depressed mom?

Can you tell me how i can help my depressed mom?

Some ideas: 1. Have your mom consult w/ a psychologists. I would want to rule out other mental health issues that look like depression (i.e. Dementia). 2. Help her improve her social life - feeling connected is one way to combat depression. 3. Activity - do an activity together walk, dance, stretch, etc. 4. Validate her feelings. ...Read more

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How to tell your mom to be tested for depression?

See below: Depending on the severity of her sx and her level of functioning, you might want to address your concerns with your mom directly. You might want to start with her physician to rule out anything physical. If your mom expresses thoughts of self-or other-harm, or she can no longer cope with her symptoms, just dial 911 or take her to the nearest er. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I deal with the depression as a young mom?

How can I deal with the depression as a young mom?

Seek treatment: Many young moms are overwhelmed and develop depression. Often anti-depressant medication is helpful. Ask your doctor about whther you would benefit from medication. Counseling may also be helpful. Getting some help with your children, so you can get some time to relax or extra sleep may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I think my mom is depressed. What can I do to help?

I think my mom is depressed. What can I do to help?

ENCOURAGE HELP!!: Encourage your mom to seek help. Offer to go with her. Go to her own doctor first may be easier to start there. Keep talking and listening. Give her literature on depression so she knows that she is not alone. ...Read more

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...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