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Can counsellors/psychologists tell you if you have depression or anxiety?

Can counsellors/psychologists tell you if you have depression or anxiety?

Depression / anxiety: A provider who is a diagnostician can help to determine if you have anxiety or major depression. Psychologists, psychiatrists & many physicians are able to make these kind of diagnoses. Some counselors can too - or they aren't diagnosticians they can refer to another provider. If you believe you need a little help - try it out. It can improve the quality of your life. Take care. ...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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Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.

Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.

Anxiety: Can affect folks to a mild, moderate, or severe degree, including symptoms that are butterflies, stomach/chest discomfort, with or without the unpleasant emotional issues. If the anxiety is interfering with your social/occupational functioning, please have an evaluation. Certain meds may cause anxiety as a side effect in some folks, which your MD would need to be made aware of. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have mania without depression in bipolar?

Can you have mania without depression in bipolar?

Yes: Mania is the hallmark feature of bipolar disorder. Though depression without mania or hypo mania is called unipolar depression, the presence of mania or hypo mania with or without depression is by definition bipolar. ...Read more

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Will ADHD cause you to have social anxiety or ocd?

Will ADHD cause you to have social anxiety or ocd?

Although as Dr Park: States, adhd is sometimes found in combination with ocd and depression, it is not clear that adhd causes the other disorders. Many people with adhd do not have ocd or social anxiety. The better someone learns to cope with adhd the less damage to self esteem and social relations. ...Read more

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If you have anxiety and depression will you have difficulty remembering things?

If you have anxiety and depression will you have difficulty remembering things?

You could: In order to remember things, you need to be focused enough to register them in your consciousness. Both anxiety and depression can interfere with this. They tend to make your frame of awareness very small, and limited only to your own discomfort rather than to others who might be telling you things -- or the world itself, which is revealing things all the time. ...Read more

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Can you have anxiety and not know it? Also what medication is best for anxiety WITHOUT depression.

Can you have anxiety and not know it? Also what medication is best for anxiety WITHOUT depression.

Anxiety eval: Anxiety is something everyone experiences as a normal course of life--ie, when having to give a speech, before a big test, etc. It's when anxiety starts to interfere with your life and your ability to do things that we diagnose an anxiety disorder. It would be hard to imagine having anxiety and not realizing what you are feeling. Many antidepressants are used to treat anxiety as well. ...Read more

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What can be worse for you physically; anxiety or depression?

Maybe depression: They both are not good although depression theoretically could lead to suicide if severe. However there is some literature that contends that the presence of anxiety in any psychiatric presentation increases the risk of suicide considerably and so it should be considered as well. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Questions about depression. Can you have depression and be sleepless, or is that a manic symptom?

Questions about depression. Can you have depression and be sleepless, or is that a manic symptom?

Sad or stimulated ?: Insomnia is a symptom of depression. People who are depressed can have difficulty falling asleep. However, they will usually wake up early and have difficulty sleeping again. People who have mania do not have difficulty sleeping. They just have a decreased need for sleep. For example, they could feel rested after only three hours of sleep. They are too stimulated to feel the need for much sleep. ...Read more

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Can you over come anxiety or depression yourself?

Sometimes: If not particularly severe, that is possible. Recommend getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Physical activity is very important for depression. Avoid using alcohol or mood altering drugs to numb symptoms. Encourage you to read the 'feeling good book' by david burns. Look into options such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxion & acupuncture. ...Read more

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Are depression and anxiety inked together and how do you know if you have a anxiety disorder?

Are depression and anxiety inked together and how do you know if you have a anxiety disorder?

No and get evaluated: Anxiety and depression are two different conditions. A person can have depression, anxiety, or both diagnoses at the same time. Anybody can get depressed or anxious at some point in life. The more important question: do these conditions interfere with your life and overall functioning. Either depression or anxiety or both need to be diagnosed by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can my anxiety disorder get better without any medicaion.?

Can my anxiety disorder get better without any medicaion.?

It could: While medications provide a great deal of relief to many patients with anxiety disorders, increased exposure to the feared object or situation can also help. Anxiety disorder symptoms decrease by practicing behaviors that lead to emotional and mental states that are incompatible with anxiety. Relaxation or meditation practice as well as assertiveness training and practice can be helpful too. ...Read more

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If you already have anxiety and panic disorder and you gain other symptoms. Might they be worse?

If you already have anxiety and panic disorder and you gain other symptoms. Might they be worse?

Anxiety & panic dis: Can generalize if not treated. The number of things that trigger an attack can grow. With good treatment, symptoms and triggers will decrease. It's important to get help from a mental health professional who has expertise treating anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety and social anxiety? Also how can you tell if you're going to have a panic attack?

Too many questions: To answer in 400 characters. I will respond for anxiety. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is not being able to put your finger on the reason. ...Read more

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If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

Anxiety/ depression: Paxil (paroxetine) (SSRI) may help with anxiety/ depression and as a result may also improve insomnia. Wellbutrin is not used for insomnia. It is used to treat atypical depression. Although it is not FDA approved for anxiety - recently it is is coming to light that it may help to reduce some anxious sxs. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with depression without medication?

Therapy+: Among the non-medication options, psychotherapy (cbt/ipt) has the best evidence supporting its effectiveness. There are many other options - sam-e, exercise, light therapy, certain omega-3 fatty acids, but studies supporting them are few and involved small number of patients. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with bipolar disorder without having to go to a psychiatrist?

Can you be diagnosed with bipolar disorder without having to go to a psychiatrist?

Yes : Most people can be diagnosed by their pcp , if they pay attention and know the symptoms, or if they make the effort of asking their patient to check. The. Mdq. ...Read more

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I do not suffer with depression just anxiety and OCD will antidepressant cause me to be depressed if I get on one?

I do not suffer with depression just anxiety and OCD will antidepressant cause me to be depressed if I get on one?

Not likely: Not likely to cause depression since that is what they are used for - also can start low dose and go up -clomipramine and fluvoxamine are particularly effective but other SSRIs may be used. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any ways to get over depression and anxiety without medication?

Scientists have discovered any ways to get over depression and anxiety without medication?

Yes: Psychotherapy (different modalities) can succesfully treat it without medication, although those are not necessarily antagonic approaches. Regularly psychiatrists use both (in a sequence, or at the same time) to maximize outcomes and obtain the fastest results. ...Read more

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Could you have mania without obvious depression in bipolar?

Could you have mania without obvious depression in bipolar?

Yes: Some people with bipolar disorder have only manic episodes. Most have depressive episodes, too, though the depression may emerge later than the mania. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have anxiety. Can 2 months stress about thinking about ectopic can bring physical symptoms of anxiety that mimic ectopic?

If you are not : Pregnant and worried about getting pregnant or have=ing an ectopic pregnancy, it could bring on anxiety and symptoms similar to an ectopic pregnancy. Consider speaking with a psychotherapist about your fears. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more