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What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

Teen depression: Teen depression can occur as a result of genetics, long standing pessimism, trauma, self-esteem difficulties and an overall negative view of self, the world and the future.cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness may help improve / resolve these difficulties. Assistance from family is also very important. ...Read more

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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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Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression i have?

Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression i have?

You may be depressed: You do not necessarily have a certain type of depression, but may be suffering from depression and may benefit from medications and psychotherapy. Consult your pcp and/or make an appt with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of depression and their solutions?

Therapy Works: Psychotherapy is not magic, but it is effective in helping the individual to discover the emotional, cognitive, and environmental factors that are impacting their life. Finding a qualified psychologist whom you can establish rapport will help you discern what changes will best equip you to manage your depression. The causes are too many to list, and possibly yet to be discovered, but therapy works. ...Read more

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Medicaly,what are the reasons of depression and nervousness?

Medicaly,what are the reasons of depression and nervousness?

Medically: Depression can related to neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain (serotonin, norepinephrine, or dopamine), hormone imbalances (estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, thyroid), genetic predisposition to mood disorders, head injuries, dealing with major stressors to include loss, alcohol or drug use and may occur as a side effect to some medications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

Suicide is one : The risk of suicide is high in bipolar depression due to highly impulsive behaviors. Not to mention other results of self destructive behaviors. Drug use and so on. ...Read more

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Medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

Medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

Yes: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a main cause for anxiety and depression. Other causes can vary from thyroid to adrenal problems, MTHFR and genetic pre-dispositions, to diet and lifestyle including food sensitivities (such as gluten). Nutrient deficiencies are also a factor. ...Read more

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Please answer! what part of the brain causes anxiety disorders?

Please answer! what part of the brain causes anxiety disorders?

Anxiety and brain: There isn't a part of the brain that causes anxiety disorders. When one gets anxious, the limbic system is activated, and may lose contact with the prefrontal cortex. The limbic system activates the cerebellum-brainstem area, which activates the body. All this feeds back to the brain, which keeps one in anxious mode. Does that answer it, or can you be more specific in your question? ...Read more

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What is the causes of social anxiety?

Interacting factors!: Social anxiety is usually caused by several interacting factors. A person can have a genetic or neurological vulnerability (for example more sensitivity to fear or anxiety); certain experiences (such as being rejected a lot) or living in a specific stressful environment (for example high performance expectations) can act on these vulnerabilities resulting in social anxiety. ...Read more

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Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of emotions: Depression is one cause of disconnection from emotions. Also the numbing phase of ptsd is another. Some people with dissociative disorders experience a lack of emotions. Some psychotic people are disconnected from emotions as well. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist about your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

Multiple: Risk for developing depression & anxiety may involve the combination of multiple genes with environmental and other factors. Family history of depression & anxiety is commonly found with women w/these disorders, but isn't a hard or fast rule. Losing a parent before age 10, hormonal changes throughout life, current losses, medical illnesses, & life & relationship stresses all can contribute. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is depression the leading cause of suicide?

Hello docs, is depression the leading cause of suicide?

Yes: Depression is the major cause of suicide, which is heightened if someone uses drugs or alcohol when depressed. ...Read more

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Why has/ would the use of isotretinoin (roaccutance) be linked to various mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, malaise)?

Why has/ would the use of isotretinoin (roaccutance) be linked to various mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, malaise)?

Unknown: Roche pharmaceuticals stated "no known mechanism of action" but Accutane is linked to depression and other mental illness. Some studies suggest that large intake of vitamin a might disrupt the neurotransmitter, serotonin, needed for optimal function in mental health. Talk with your dermatologist if you are having any mental health issues. You may have to discontinue. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...Read more

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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part i of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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Is fear of failure linked to anxiety/depression?

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Fear of Failure: Fears create negative perceptions which lead to anticipatory anxiety which leads to further avoidance & depression/anxiety. If not already in therapy, i would recommend counseling to work on behavior modification through cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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What are the psychological causes of masochism?

What are the psychological causes of masochism?

Masochism: "masochism" has many meanings, from a self-defeating way of behaving with others, to a sexual perversion. Van der kolk speaks of compulsion to repeat a trauma, in people who have been violated or brutalized. The original trauma doesn't always have to be physical, but can be acted out that way. It can be a way of connecting with others, through suffering. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2664732. ...Read more

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What causes anxiety and depression?

What causes anxiety and depression?

The short answer: Currently, it is believed that they are caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and social, environmental factors and events. Usually a person predisposed to anxiety and depression will have difficulties adjusting to change and will not be emotionally resilient. That means can not recover quickly after a sad or challenging event. Tx: learn how to better cope, with/ without medication. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of having a depression type of dual diagnosis?

Good treatment: Dual diagnosis with depression can be very common and intuitive. It certainly makes sense that someone who gets diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder can be diagnosed with depression... And the list goes on, mental disorders are depressing! getting good treatment is key. Good luck. ...Read more