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Doctor insights on: Dealing With Depression After Miscarriage

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What's the fasted way of dealing with depression?

What's the fasted way of dealing with depression?

Treatment!: The fastest way to treat depression is with a combination of therapy and medications. It is also the best way of treating depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,494 doctors shared insights

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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Are there any suggested books for how to think positively--i'm dealing with depression?

Are there any suggested books for how to think positively--i'm dealing with depression?

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 more

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Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Not directly: Depression alone would not directly cause a miscarriage. But there may be some overlapping pathophysiology such as platelet clumping that could interfere. Your ob-gyn may be able to tell you more about your own situation, if you discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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Is depression common after suffering a miscarriage?

Is depression common after suffering a 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 more

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Is dealing with depression almost everyday bad when ur pregnant?

Is dealing with depression almost everyday bad when ur pregnant?

Yes: Your mood state can possibly effect the development of the baby both directly and indirectly. discuss with your obstetrician ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with depression due to miscarriage?

What is the best way to deal with depression due to miscarriage?

Depression: Counseling , medications evaluation, social support system, life style changes. ...Read more

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Why do docs turn so quickly to medication when dealing with depression and anxiety?

Why do docs turn so quickly to medication when dealing with depression and anxiety?

What they do: Not all pbysicisns are the same, but most want to help their patients. Our society is such that we want an immediate and easy fix to a problem.Insurance companied may also pressure an antidepressant be started. Mental health professionals may be lacking in the area or reputation may not be good. Some may not understand or believe in the effectiveness of counseling. Prescribing is one of the things. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with depression triggered by a relationship ruined. Should I go back to him?

I have been dealing with depression triggered by a relationship ruined. Should I go back to him?

Go to Couple Therapy: You should look for counseling with a marital or couple therapist. They should be aware of the details of your case to help you make a decision. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with depression for half of my life, but now I live in a foreign country; so therapy and medicines are difficult. Suggestions?

I have been dealing with depression for half of my life, but now I live in a foreign country; so therapy and medicines are difficult. Suggestions?

Well, I'm new to: Healthtap, but isn't this just the situation that virtual consultations are made for? The consultations are now available, although the medication part isn't as clear. Many people get an RX from their doc and then fill it online, with the doc's knowledge, so its all legit. Have you discussed this with your MD? Other than this, what country are you in and what city? Resources? ...Read more

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Whats my options for dealing with depression?

Whats my options for dealing with depression?

Depression: First get evaluated to see extent, then possibly psychotherapy & medications if warrented. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dealing With Depression (Definition)

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


Dr. Gerard Honore
1,043 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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