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Dealing With Depression After Miscarriage
Yes --it's a loss: Depression is common after suffering a miscarriage. Miscarriage is a loss and whenever we suffer losses, we usually need time to grief and process the events. I would recommend talking to your doctor and asking for a referral for someone who specializes in helping woman after miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dealing with depression is a common experience. Depression affects about 17% of Americans sometime in their lifetime. Treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), anti-depressants, and electroconvulsive therapy. CBT, which teaches patients to evaluate and change counter-productive patterns of thinking (cognitions) and behaviors, has shown to be the most ...Read more
What is depression called after a miscarriage? Depression or is it post traumatic, or could it be post partum?
Books for depression: Are numerous in book stores & libraries. One book i've used with clients is "feeling good: the new mood therapy" by david burns. Another one i like that is not just on thinking more effectively is "the how of happiness" by sonja lyubomirsky. The challenging thing about any self-help book is putting it into practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major Depression: When depressed mood becomes so severe, or persists so long, that it starts to interfere with your life (whether it be your job, your relationships, etc.), there's a good chance you're suffering from a major depressive episode, which can be treated by a psychiatrist. Sometimes depression is a symptom of a non-psychiatric illness, so a medical workup is often part of the evaluation as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been dealing with depression my whole life. I've been getting by but what can I do to actually get better?
Get treatment: There are good treatments for depression, but your information doesn't show whether you've had any. Psychotherapy can certainly help, and there are effective medications also. Your primary care physician should also investigate for other medical illnesses that can look like or precipitate depression. Substance and alcohol abuse can worsen depression too. You can get help, rather than "get by.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more
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