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Can Depression Delay Your Period
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
For the past two months, during my period, I get so depressed it scares me, so why does my depression get so bad only during my period?
PremenstrualSyndrome: Depression that comes on approximately 4 days before menstruation and goes away 2-3 days after onset of menstruation is part of the premenstrual syndrome and is hormone related. The most effective treatments are SSRI type anti-depressants, and are usually prescribed to be taken throughout the month. They can often be effective starting day 14 of cycle and stopping with menstruation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I am on my period my depression/anxiety is 10x worse. I will think of dark thoughts and of death. After my flow it's not as intence? Why?
Fluctuating hormones: During a woman's monthly cycle hormonal fluctuations which signal or trigger the menstrual period can also make women angry, irritable, generally not very amorous, and in some cases can exacerbate or bring on bouts of feeling low and depression. If you have thoughts about death my impression is that's a bit extreme so I think you should talk to your doctor about that in particular. ...Read more
Not normal: Being suicidal is never "normal, " but it happens. In general, depressive symptoms can be worse in premenstrual dysphoric disorder just before a menstrual period -- usually lessening as bleeding begins. If you're suicidal now, please tell your parents (your question says you're 15), or a teacher or counselor! or you can go to an er or to your doctor. Do not wait! help is available for you. ...Read more
Most people have a depressed period in their life but not all of them have the mental illness depression right?
Please can I ask, if depression , pstd is left untreated for a long period and the person has shut down , is it possible that this is a permanent thing?
PTSD is treatable: But the person may be too frightened or depressed to seek it out. It does not have to be permanent and prognosis is better today than years ago. It is important to go to a professional or inpatient clinic that specializes in ptsd. Group therapy and sometimes clinical hypnosis, and possibly medication can be used in treatment. Maybe you or a friend can go w/him, at least at first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My memory is terrible since a year ago, same period i started having depression, can depression hit your memory like this?, is there a cure?, treatment?
Depression: Possible, also some medications can have effect. Review with your doc. ...Read more
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