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Can Depression Make You Fall Out Of Love With Someone
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
Did depression make my boyfriend fall out of love with me? He has been in a horrible rut of his ongoing depression for a few weeks and said he hasn't felt in love with me for a few weeks and he doesn't understand because he even admitted that there were n
Harming self but not to suicide. Not willing to think in future or fall into relations or get loved. Mostly sick, is it depression?
Is it potentially dangerous to fall in love while having a mental illness (ADD/anxiety/depression/bipolar)? Can infatuation "interact" with medication
Depends on your : Definition of love? This is too broad of a question in a medical forum. Are you asking if your emotional judgement is impaired or clouded while taking psychiatric meds? Hopefully your moods are more stable, while you're on them to make better choices, not worse choices. You can always ask friends & family when introducing your new friend to them. Second opinions are often helpful! ...Read more
No: Fear that you won't find someone to fall in love with is a perfectly normal feeling, especially in young adults, and does not indicate depression. Indicators of depression are, but not limited to, fatigue, change in appetite, feelings of worthlessness, changes in sleep patterns, and becoming withdrawn from social interactions. If you are having these symptoms, please talk with your primary care doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Sometimes depression comes on rapidly following a death, traumatic experience or other loss. This is called reactive depression which can happen to anyone. Clinical depression is cyclic and probably builds over time due to stress and physiological changes. Many depressions are a combination of a reaction and physiological causes. ...Read more
See link : I like to use the national institute of mental health for information and guidance. It is non-biased i.e. No commercials. I direct family and loved ones of people with depression to this link: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/depression/how-can-i-help-a-loved-one-who-is-depressed.Shtml also---after your loved one is stabilized, ask to attend a meeting with their doctor/therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lovesickness: "lovesickness" may be quite intense, especially if the person you're interested in isn't interested in you. Sleep, appetite, and interest in other activities beyond the object of affection may be poor -- but suicidal ideation is not usually part of lovesickness. Here's a popular run-down on lovesickness: http://tinyurl.Com/mos74hm. ...Read more
Spend time together: Depression distorts perception and colors every experience. More than during other times, being loved is an achor and reminder that life is still worth living. By spending time together, the goal is to communicate support without making demand. Important to stay connected to your friends and family yourself. Know that with treatment, depression will pass. It is opportunity to grow closer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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