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Bored And Depressed Stay At Home Mom Feels Guilty
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
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Very Carefully: Try and limit your conversation with your mother to "i" statements. That is, say how you feel without adding the word you and refering to your mom. It is hard to do. If you say you, your mom may become defensive and the conversation end up to be non-productive. You may say: "i feel unappreciated, " "i feel lonely, " "i feel sad, " "i feel unwanted, " your mom won't be able to disagree w/your feelings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is she getting help?: Encourage your mother to start with a medical evaluation by a physician. A doctor can not only assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. ...Read more
Depression: Your doctor who discussed the diagnosis can help clarify during visit. ...Read more
They may know: They may know already, but don't know whar to say to you. Tell her you need to talk about something serious. Explain how u feel have some material for them to read about depression. Let them know how hard it is for you in certain situations and how they might help you. Let us know how it goes. ...Read more
Talk w/ mom & doc: It sounds like you're having a tough time with ur mom. Perhaps a meeting with her doc would be helpful. Depression is an illness. It is not caused by disappointment at someone's appearance. Do you feel ugly? I suspect ur not the cause of ur moms depression. At the same time, it sounds like you cld benefit from talking with someone, yourself. Reach out to ur doc or moms & feel btr!! ...Read more
Alot of my family apart from my mom have suffered from depression at some point I have a little does this mean its inevetable that I will?
I want to tell my mom i think i'm depressed but don't want to tell her because she might think she failed as a mom to make sure her child is happy or something around that. Any advice on what to do?
You just did it well: Your words here sound like a good way to do it. If you start with how much you care about her not feeling bad - reassure her that you are not blaming her - it might be much easier to say that even so, you'd like some help with symptoms that really need professional help in addition to a mother's caring and concern. That doesn't sound to bad to me - and i'm a mother. ...Read more
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
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