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Can people be permanently cured of major depression?

Can people be permanently cured of major depression?

Controlled not cured: Like most illnesses--diabetes thyroid disease hypertension the symptoms are controlled not cured.

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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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If you are cured of major depression will your sleep cycles and thought processes clear up, or can these be permanent?

If you are cured of major depression will your sleep cycles and thought processes clear up, or can these be permanent?

Depression: Sleep disturbance can be a symptom of mdd/o and usually can get better when the depression is treated and it can have other causes. Try sleep hygiene and if no success u can discuss this with u pcp.

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How do I cure major depression without anti-depressants?

How do I cure major depression without anti-depressants?

Many options: Except for severe major depression, generally, psychotherapy alone is just as effective as antidepressants alone. Though other non-pharmacological options (e.g. Light therapy, aerobic exercise, epa, etc) have been found to have efficacy, studies that support their use are generally neither as numerous, nor have as many subjects as those regarding psychotherapy.

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I have been diagnosed with major depression and recently I have been feeling happy with out my anti-depressants. Am I "cured"?

I have been diagnosed with major depression and recently I have been feeling happy with out my anti-depressants. Am I "cured"?

No: May have resolved an episode of depression but if you were diagnosed with depression you probably have that diagnosis for life unless it was only situational depression. You can have periods without medications but if you recognize new symptoms then it is important to see your health care provider.

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Diagnosed with abnormal grief, major depression and anorexia does this make me a really bad person and don't deserve help is it possible to cure alone?

Diagnosed with abnormal grief, major depression and anorexia does this make me a really bad person and don't deserve help is it possible to cure alone?

No, not bad person: No, these problems do not make you a bad person who doesn't deserve help. It sounds like you also need to be working with a psychiatrist in addition to a psychologist and nutritionist, for best results. Trying to cure your problems alone is not the answer, but you can do many good things for yourself along with treatment. Medications for depression can help many people -- possibly you too.

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Who experiences major depression most?

Who experiences major depression most?

Major depression: Lifetime prevalence of major depressive disorder is approximately 16.5%. Females are 70% more likely than males to experience major depression. The average age of onset is 32 years old. There is a genetic contribution, the specific genes have not been identified. It is thought that life stressors interact with this vulnerability to result in major depressive episodes.

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How can major depression affect my work?

How can major depression affect my work?

See Below: Difficulty concentrating, keeping focus, low or lack of motivation, irritability, depending on severity, some people might start skipping showers, or taking care of their basic needs, which inadvertently will affect your work and out-of work relationships. Some people get more angry, having "shorter fuse". If you feel you're being affected, get evaluated and start treatment (meds and psychth).

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Is major depression an SSI disability?

Extremely difficult: You must prove you are severely disabled and can not work at all with support. You get an evaluation by an ssi physician. After evaluation, you be ordered into treatment and fail every kind, including medications, psychotherapy, possibly electroshock therapy. Being on ssi can decrease quality of life because of financial crisis, poor self-esteem, social isolation. Maybe better alternatives exist.

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What are the symptoms of major depression?

What are the symptoms of major depression?

Symptoms: Symptoms may incluse: depresses or orritable mood, sleep initiation and/ or early morning waking, oversleeping, decreased appetite, weight loss, de rease in energy, motivation and interest levels. Crying episodes, withdrawn, feelings of hoplessness, helplessness, worthlessness, amhedonia (lack of enjoyment in activities prev enjoyed), diurnal variation, suicidal thoughts, low frustration tolerance.

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Is there a way to help my major depression?

Is there a way to help my major depression?

YES: There is definite treatment and hope for someone with Major Depression. Therapy and many types of medications are part of the solution. Also activity and exercise.

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How to treat major depression?

How to treat major depression?

See your doc today..: There are many effective treatments available for depression and I would encourage you to consult your doc as soon as feasible. I think that by knowing/recognizing that you are having a problem is a huge step toward improvement! It is not easy to get motivated when you are down. I would start by talking to your family members, friends, call your doc for eval/treat asap. Don't delay. Good luck.

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Major depression what is it?

Major depression what is it?

Types of Depression: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Major depression impacts job, marriage, social situations. This needs to be treated ASAP. Peace and good health.

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Why can't my major depression go away?

Why can't my major depression go away?

Depression is: Treatable. I know that you are on Effexor (venlafaxine) - but don't know what other treatment you have received. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep >.

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What predisposes someone to major depression?

What predisposes someone to major depression?

Multiple Factors: There are several factors that may increase the risk of depression. One of these is a strong family history of severe depression. Also, negative life experiences such as trauma, abuse, and multiple losses can increase this risk. Chronic pain and other medical conditions can play a role, as well as the abuse of substances such as alcohol and illegal drugs.

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Do people ever recover from major depression?

Yes, but chronic Rx: Major depression is an episodic but chronic illness for most sufferers. Most people with depression recover with treatment, but many are unable to sustain recovery because they stop treatment prematurely.

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How do I treat major depression without medications?

How do I treat major depression without medications?

Therapy: Can be effective, but the time required would be much greater than therapy plus medications. Why not get the best treatment available?

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How can major depression affect my interests in life?

How can major depression affect my interests in life?

Lower motivation: Symptoms of major depression often include sadness, withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, appetite/weight changes, fatigue, low energy, hopelessness, guilt feelings, and sleep difficulty. Depression can also distort the way events are perceived, resulting in negative self-perceptions and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.

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What should I do about my untreated major depression?

What should I do about my untreated major depression?

Get it treated.: See your physician for a comprehensive evaluation. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective. Sometimes medications are recommended. Turn your untreated depression into a treated and resolving depression asap. Take care.

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What are the symptoms of major depression recurrence?

What are the symptoms of major depression recurrence?

Major Dep.: Symptoms are; depressed mood, can't experience pleasure, worthless/guilt/hopeless/hopeless thoughts with self-hatred, withdrawal, poor concentration & memory, poor sex drive, thoughts of death, poor memory, physical complaints, changes in energy/appetite/sleep. Children become irritable, clinging, demanding. Severe cases can show psychotic symptoms such as delusions/hallucinations.

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Suffering from major depression and no support, help?

Suffering from major depression and no support, help?

Depression: Reach out to friend, family, clergy and your doctor to ask who in you area treats depression and has a good reputation. Depression can often be treated successfully. Best.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Major Depression (Definition)

A more severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isn't the same as depression caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one, or a medical condition, such ...Read more