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Can You Tell Me How To Help With My Depression
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
Sure: If even the thought of tackling your depression seems overwhelming, don’t panic. Feeling helpless and hopeless is a symptom of depression—not the reality of your situation. If even the thought of tackling your depression seems overwhelming, don’t panic. Feeling helpless and hopeless is a symptom of depression—not the reality of your situation. I the simple act of talking to someone face to face. ...Read more
Teen depression: Is harder to diagnose than depression in adults. All teens have some moodiness and rapid mood swings which can be similar to depression. If you are concerned about a teenager you know consider speaking with a psychologist about your concerns and possibly set up an evaluation for the teen. If a teen is extremely isolated and lacking interest in life ( possibly suicidal) get help asap. ...Read more
Get help if...: You may be feeling uncontrollably sad, detached, more irritable, down on yourself, overeating/binging on junk food or not eating/no appetite, having thoughts of self-harm or in fact doing harmful things to yourself to ease the emotional pain like cutting, doing drugs, skipping classes at school, not caring what happens to yourself, isolating from peers and family and thinking of ending it all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are many: Including sleep, appetite and/or energy changes, feeling hopeless, helpless or suicidal, loosing interest in previously pleasurable activities, feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, trouble concentrating, recurrent thoughts of death, etc. If you are questioning if you are depressed, why not make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area? You have nothing to loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on the : Severity of your depressive symptoms ; whether it has responded to non- medication efforts. A psychiatrist can help to determine if medications are indicated. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more
Depression signs: Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal thoughts/plans require immediate help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classic Signs: The classic signs of depression are: prolonged mood of depression, changes in sleep, decreased interests in enjoyable activities, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, decreased concentration, changes in appetite, decreased initiation of movement and activity, and thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Live healthy ;: Strive happiness. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try activities such as qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Socialize. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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