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Can depression make you fall out of love with someone?

Can depression make you fall out of love with someone?

Yes: You can lose your emotional tone necessary for connectedness. That is why we do not recommend that people make any life decisions until depression lifts. ...Read more

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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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Harming self but not to suicide. Not willing to think in future or fall into relations or get loved. Mostly sick, is it depression?

Harming self but not to suicide. Not willing to think in future or fall into relations or get loved. Mostly sick, is it depression?

Probably: Please call your local mental health hotline or proceed directly to the ER for psychiatric evaluation. Please call 911 and explain that you have been trying to hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Is it potentially dangerous to fall in love while having a mental illness (ADD/anxiety/depression/bipolar)? Can infatuation "interact" with medication

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

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I'm afraid that I won't find someone to fall in love with. Am I depressed?

I'm afraid that I won't find someone to fall in love with. Am I depressed?

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 more

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How fast can a person fall into depression?

How fast can a person fall into depression?

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

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How can I help with the depression of a loved one?

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 more

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How do I know if I have love sickness or depression?

How do I know if I have love sickness or depression?

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

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Any advice to deal with depression in your loved ones?

Any advice to  deal with depression in your loved ones?

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 more

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