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Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Possibly: There have been studies conducted by the nih cam center and others, but there is no supportive scientific evidence that reiki works for any condition. That said, working with someone who cares about you and your condition can be therapeutic. The healing power of touch and contact with someone who cares is helpful for someone with pain and depression. A pain psychologist might be more helpful. ...Read more

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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I am positive for so many depressions, can somebody please help me?

I am positive for so many depressions, can somebody please help me?

Depression: if you have had depressive symptoms for more than a few weeks then see your physician. your PCP is a good place to start and may be able to provide adequate care. so see psychiatrist. alternatively, u could see a therapist and begin psychotherapy. both therapy and medication are very effective. if you feel unsafe or suicidal then please go to the er or call 911. ...Read more

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What are the signs of depressions in kids under 5 years old?

Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Can kids get depression?

Can kids get depression?

Yes: Children can get depression as well as adults, although they may not present with the same symptoms. Both can experience changes in sleep and eating patterns, social withdrawal, depressed mood, or even suicidal thoughts. In children, also look for someone who doesn't take pleasure in things they used to enjoy, lots of headaches or stomach aches, or even hallucinations if severe enough. ...Read more

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Does depression go away?

Does depression go away?

Typically yes: Depressions can resolve or diminish spontaneousy but that can take months or even years. Talk therapy and/or medication help depressions resolve faster and more completely. The goal of most treatment is to achieve a complete remission. ...Read more

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Can exercise help depression?

Can exercise help depression?

Yes: Aerobic exercise is helpful in diminishing depressive symptoms. You should aim for 60 minutes daily. ...Read more

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Does depression last forever?

Does depression last forever?

Therapy can help: Sometimes symptoms of depression can last for a long time; it is referred to as chronic when it persists for at least 2 years. The good news is that treatment (medication/therapy) increases chances of getting better and staying better. In addition to therapy, individuals with depression often find The Mindful Way Workbook by Teasdale, Williams, Segal, and Kabat-Zinn helpful. Best to you ...Read more

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How does add cause depression?

How does add cause depression?

Low dopamine ++: Conscious realizations that one is not performing up to one's inherent ability can lead to disappointment. Lack of productivity and follow-through can deny one self-esteem that comes from a job done well and consistently. Because of the disparity between what one acknowledges one is capable of doing and what is actually done , there is a felt need to explain it. "i must be lazy, crazy, stupid, ". ...Read more

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Does depression make you itch?

Does depression make you itch?

Probably not: It is true that depression causes folks to think to the point where they spend so much time doing that they get onto mental mischief. When that happens every thing they experience can be magnified in intensity, especially little things like itching. Doing things and not thinking so much seems a more productive way to go. ...Read more

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Will drugs help my depression?

Depression treatment: Medications typically help, but as dr. Hossain mentioned, you may benefit from other treatment approaches, including various types of psychotherapy. Most of the studies showed that the best results achieved when medications are used along with psychotherapy. The initial treatment choice depends on many other factors, including the severity of depression, social support available etc. ...Read more

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