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How can you snap out of anorexia?

How can you snap out of anorexia?

Got Change?: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage "transtheoretical model of change" advanced by diclemente & prochaska. These stages include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. U might want 2 figure out where u are w/ respect 2 taking steps 2 recover from anorexia nervosa. For help: natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. (630) 577-1330. ...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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How can you pull yourself out of depression?

How can you pull yourself out of depression?

Psychotherapy + meds: Depression is serious and requires treatment. First consult with a doctor to identify if that is the proper diagnosis for you and then begin the process of healing. Depression is highly treatable with psychotherapy and medications but does not resolve easily without treatment. Healthy habits that include regular exercise, good sleep hygiene, and supportive social interaction will help. ...Read more

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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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Due to long pessimistic thoughts .I often feel myself in depression ..Can you suggest some ways out of it? I also face a problem of concentration then

Due to long pessimistic thoughts .I often feel myself in depression ..Can you suggest some ways out of it? I also face a problem of concentration then

Consistent Therapy: If you have been dealing with long-term pessimism and negative thoughts, it would be very helpful for you to try to seek out a counseling or therapy setting in which these issues can be discussed. It is often helpful to have another trained person work with you to examine your thinking and to suggest strategies for making changes. ...Read more

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What can you do to pull yourself out of a minor depression without any help?

What can you do to pull yourself out of a minor depression without any help?

Options: You should a dr. And get accurately diagnosed as some medical illnesses can mimic depression (i.e. Hypothyroidism). Natural treatments for mild depression include exercise, therapy, accupuncture, support groups, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same or st johns wort), journaling, and vitamins (b complex, vitamin d, omega 3).There is no perfect method.You have to find what works for you. ...Read more

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How to get out of anxiety and depression of illness with out medication?

How to get out of  anxiety and depression of illness with out medication?

Feeling Good: 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. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Maybe: Depression can be very severe and cause problems with memory. But first it is important to make sure there is not something wrong physically! There physical conditions that can cause alterations in thinking, some are fairly easy to correct and some are harder to fix, but the key is to find out if that's the issue, so you don't get worse! See your GP and get a full physical. No drugs, alcohol. ...Read more

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How can a person get out of depression when they have good reason to be depressed?

How can  a person get out of depression when they have good reason to be depressed?

Learning to cope: Working through and coping with the very real issues in their life. This may be done with the support of friends/ family or possibly with a therapist. The real issue is to become "unstuck" and to keep moving forward despite the challenges that abide. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get out of this depression?

How can I get out of this depression?

Feeling Good: 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. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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How can you crawl out of the PMS pit of despair?

How can you crawl out of the PMS pit of despair?

See below: I would report your sx to the primary care doctor. Things that you can do on your own -- try to establish routines, sleep hygiene, small achievable goals, look for positive aspects of the environment -- do a summary at the end of the day -- best thing that happened, the things i laughed at, etc. To bring you a sense of joy. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women today?

Can you please lay out the  leading causes of depression and anxiety in women today?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of depression and anxiety. Some of the main causes are : hormonal changes (i.e. Pms, pregnancy, menopause), stress (i.e.Work, taking care of the children and home), genetics, poor diet and neurochemistry imbalance in the brain. Some medications can also cause depression such as certain types of birth control. ...Read more

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How to get out of a seasonal depression slump?

How to get out of a seasonal depression slump?

Light therapy: Effective if used the right way (place light 3 feet away from you while you read or watch tv, use 3 times a week, for 30 minutes each time. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot snap out of this sadness?

What to do if i cannot snap out of this sadness?

Be kind to yourself: Sadness is a normal part of being human. If you've been sad for a long time and think you might be clinically depressed then it might be helpful to consult a psychologist. It is not always easy to tell where normal sadness ends and depression begins. Be kind and patient with yourself. ...Read more

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Can you over come anxiety or depression yourself?

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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Can insomnia put you into a manic episode? And what are some natural ways that could help me fall asleep?

Can insomnia put you into a manic episode? And what are some natural ways that could help me fall asleep?

Sleep hygiene: Lack of good sleep makes everything worse. Lack of sleep can cause many psychological effects. It is likely that the insomnia is a result of mania at a very low level. Natural sleep methods include an environment that is conducive to sleep. Usually, this means a quiet, dark, comfortable place. Proper nutrition and exercise are helpful. If you have tired these, discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to survive this depression and get out of a hole?

What can I do to survive this depression and get out of a hole?

By digging out of it: Start by seeing your physician. Your doctor can not only assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of your depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make you feel out of breath?

Can anxiety make you feel out of breath?

Anxiety: Yes, anxiety can be associated with feeling out of breath. Since there are many possible causes of feeing out of breath, it's best to discuss symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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When your mind wanders in and out and you have a racing heartbeat what could that mean bipolar, anxiety, add?

When your mind wanders in and out and you have a racing heartbeat what could that mean bipolar, anxiety, add?

Seek PCP consult: It is always advisable to seek a medical consultation prior to assuming a mental illness. There are any number of physical/organic conditions that may mimic/cause psychological symptoms. These should be ruled out first. ...Read more

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How to get out of severe fear of illness with out medications?

How to get out of severe fear of illness with out medications?

OCD: Sounds like what you are talking about is obsessive compulsive disorder where you have irrational fears that disturb your ability to live your life. Try reading "Talking Back to OCD" or "Freedom From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" and find a therapist who is experienced in treating this. Medicaltions help but are not always needed. ...Read more

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What should I do to pull yourself out of a deep depression?

What should I do to pull yourself out of a deep depression?

If you have a deep: Depression it may not be as simple as pulling yourself out of it. You may need to accept the hand that is extended down toward you & that can help to pull you up. I encourage you to work with a therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapy & insight oriented psychotherapy are two possible forms of treatment that you could consider. See your physician or a psychiatrist to insure that you don't have any. ...Read more